Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins
Nice flavors. I normally do not have to use an egg and breadcrumbs for these burgers. If your ground chicken is very dry or crumbly add an egg and a 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs. Nice served on a bun with lettuce, stir-fried beansprouts, teaspoon of soy sauce and sesame seeds. As a topping we use sour cream.
- 1 -2 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 deseeded red chili peppers (optional) or 1 green chili pepper, finely chopped (optional)
- 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and finely chopped
- 1 lb ground chicken or 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 -2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine or 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- oil (for frying)
- Heat the oil and fry the onion, ginger, garlic and chili for a 2-3 minutes, add the mushrooms for the last minute.
- Set aside to cool.
- Mix the ground chicken with all the other ingredients and the cooled onion mixture, shape into 4 or 6 burgers.
- Fry them in some oil on a medium fire for several minutes on each side until done and browned.
- Serve as suggested in the recipe-intro or use your own ideas.
I took a risk and made these for a dinner party without ever trying them first because just the recipe sounded so good. They were a huge hit! My husband loved them...he gets bored of food very easily so it was nice to be able to impress him and the others. We used ground chicken and I found I had to use a lot of bread crumbs to get the texture firm enough to make a patty that would stay firm on the grill. I don't think it affected the flavor at all. I served it with a store-bought Wasabi Sauce from Silver Springs and a Lemon sauce purchased from a local Chinese fast food place. I accompanied it with an asian peanut noodle side dish and asian broccoli salad. Next time I won't add the bread crumbs and I will pan fry them to see if there's a difference. Thanks for a unique and healthy recipe--it's a keeper!
These turned out great! I used ground chicken and the mixture was ultra moist so I didn't add any egg or bread crumbs. Ground chicken, even when fully cooked, stays so tender and moist unlike ground beef burgers and it is so much lower in fat so I am always looking for "chicken burger" recipes for this reason. That being said, I am glad I found this one, I really enjoyed it and will be making again! The only thing I did differently was I used canned button mushrooms cause that is what I had on hand.
A lot of flavor for this burger!! Like Kree, I grilled mine, and they were very moist and flavorful. Mine were very moist, so rather than forming them into burgers, I just spooned dollops of mixture onto the grill and flattened/shaped them out on the grill.