Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Adapted from the Food Network Kitchens, this is a great chicken burger with exotic Middle Eastern flavors! Try it!
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped (Vidalia is good)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 3 small garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1 lb lean ground chicken
- 1⁄4 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
- 3 tablespoons molasses, for brushing (or use pomegranate molasses, or try a spicy honey mustard)
To go with burgers
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)
- 1 tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet.
- Add the onion, cinnamon, coriander, and pepper flakes to the skillet, and season with salt and pepper.
- Cook until the onions are tender, approximately 5 minutes.
- Stir in the garlic and parsley and cook about 1 minute more.
- Move to a big bowl and let cool a little.
- Stir in the chicken and yogurt and mix thoroughly.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Shape into 4 1/2" round patties.
- Cook in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until nicely browned and cooked, about 5 minutes on each side.
- Brush burgers with the molasses and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve on toasted buns with mayonnaise(if using), tomato, cucumber, onion, lettuce and cilantro(if using). Enjoy!
WOW if you want flavors dancing taste this recipe. The only thing I changed was adding a small dice carrot with the onion. I used a mixture of spicy brown and honey mustard with a touch of the molasses before adding cheese to melt on top. Moist and wonderful.
Excellent! Big surprise, much more flavorfull than expected. Had to sub ground turkey for chicken because that all local store carries. Tasted great, but strongly recommend you include the "fixins" that are listed (tomato, cuccumber, onion) because IMO they really balance out and perfect the flavor.
I liked it. It tasted better than the chicken burgers I usually make.