Recipe: Thai Chicken Burger

THAI CHICKEN BURGER

Thailand isn't usually associated with burgers... and yet the flavours that crop up in so many Thai dishes lend themselves perfectly to a gourmet burger. So we've merged the two and come up with something that tastes pretty damn awesome... an explosion of fragrant Thai flavours between two baps.

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts or chicken mince
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded
  • 1 chunk ginger, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 spring onion, washed
  • 3 sprigs fresh coriander
  • 1 stick lemongrass
  • 1 handful roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp tamarind
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • 4 tbsp créme fraiche
  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli
  • 4 sesame baps
preheat oven

Step 1

Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

blitz ingredients

Step 2

Blitz Ingredients

Blitz the chili, ginger, garlic, spring onion, coriander, lemongrass and peanuts with the soy sauce and tamarind in a food processor. Add the chicken breasts to the chopper and blend to form a rough paste.

make burger patties

Step 3

Make Burger Patties

Mould into 4 burger shapes and pat in the flour to coat.

pan fry burgers

Step 4

Pan Fry Burgers

Pan fry in the sesame oil on both sides until golden in colour then transfer to the oven on a baking tray for 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

mix creme fraiche and chill

Step 5

Mix Creme Fraiche And Chill

Mix the créme fraiche and sweet chilli together and spread on a toasted bap.

serve

Step 6

Serve

Serve the chicken burgers on the bap and top with the sliced peppers before resting the top of the bap beside it. Makes 4 burgers

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