I only sort of like hamburgers and enjoy them no more than maybe once a year, so when I was shown this recipe for Chicken Burgers I was only lukewarm about it. Until I heard they had south Asian flavouring and came highly recommended. I can't agree more - they tasted fantastic. The spices were just right.
I had to adapt the original recipe because I didn't have all the same spices, but the chicken burgers were so delicious that I didn't want to risk losing or forgetting about the recipe so I'm posting it right away.
Although the recipe said to cook the burgers for 10-12 minutes, I used my meat thermometer (stuck in one of the burgers sideways) and it wasn't registering 165F after 12 minutes of cooking so I cooked them a few minutes longer. There's no fooling around with raw chicken so I would advise using a thermometer to make sure.
454 gm (1lb) ground chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Shape into 4 patties.
3 Cook in a frying pan turning once, for about 13-15 minutes until a meat thermometer registers 165F.
We skipped the bun and I served the chicken burgers with tzatziki, sliced tomatoes, and a couscous salad. I know, I know, holy fusion cooking, but man did it taste great!
Do you have big plans for the weekend? This is going to be a low-key-get-things-organized kind of weekend and I'm so looking forward to it.