Delicious Chicken Burger With Unagi Sauce

READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 6 burgers


  • Chicken Patties
  • 14
    cup onion, finely chopped
  • 14
    cup celery, finely chopped
  • 6
    tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3
    tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 13
    cups buttermilk, divided
  • 2
    tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1
    teaspoon onion salt
  • 12
    teaspoon celery salt
  • 34
    teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2
    cups chicken, finely chopped (fresh or left over from another dish)
  • 1
    cup Japanese-style bread crumbs
  • 2
    cups water (omit if using left over chicken)
  • Chicken Burger
  • 4
    chicken, patties
  • 2
    big white onions, sliced
  • 4
    buns or 8 slices of white loaf bread
  • 2
    tablespoons japanese mayonnaise or 2 tablespoons any mayonnaise
  • 4
    tablespoons japanese eel soy sauce (Unagi Sauce)
  • 14
    teaspoon japanese chili powder (Toragashi Powder) (optional)


  • Chicken Patties :
  • If using fresh ground chicken, season chicken with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Simmer in 2 cups of water until ground chicken turned white in color. Drain and set aside. If using left-over chicken, finely chopped left over chicken and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, saute onion and celery in 3 tbsp butter until tender. Stir in flour until smooth. Add 1 cup milk; mix well. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes
  • Add parsley, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, onion salt and celery salt. Add the chicken, Remove from heat. Chill until completely cooled.
  • Shape into 6 round patties or square, as desired (using about 1/3 cup mixture for each patty*.).
  • Roll in crumbs, then dip into remaining 1/3 cup buttermilk; Roll again in crumbs. (Patties may be frozen at this point).
  • In a skillet, cook patties in remaining 3 tbsp butter for 3 minutes on each side.
  • *For frozen patties, cook in butter for 5 - 6 minutes on each side or until golden and heated through.
  • Chicken Burger :
  • In another hot pan, sear whole onion slices until golden brown and caramelized.
  • Assemble the burgers. Spread bottom half with Japanese mayonnaise. Then sprinkle with Toragashi Powder (optional). Set chicken patty in bun or slice of loaf bread and top with a few seared onion slices.
  • Spread Unagi Sauce on the onions.
  • Cover with top bun or slice of loan bread.