Inspired by GOOP’s burgers, I whipped these up on a Friday night for my kiddos, along side my Thai Veggie Burgers for the hubby and me. The little ladies had just gotten fitted with their expanders from their orthodontist so I wasn’t sure if they would eat much of anything but these burgers were a big success!! We shared the extra two burgers with our neighbors who had had a long week and were too exhausted to even think about cooking. Just love sharing good food with good friends!
These paired well with usual burger fare: oven fries and finger veggies, but I could also see making these into little meatballs and serving them with a stir-fry, some Healthy Fried Rice or Fava Brown Rice Salad.
Thai Chicken Burgers
Delicious on a hamburger bun or in a large leaf lettuce roll. Option to top burger with a drizzle of sriracha or a spicy Asian mustard dipping sauce, or as my eldest did, good old fashioned ketchup!! Though can’t (won’t) say how the latter would taste! These are kid-approved, gluten-free, soy-free and delicious!!
1 lbs ground organic chicken (thigh meat works best)
½ cup onion, finely minced
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
2 tbsp basil, minced
2 tsp fish sauce (MGS free-check the label)
1 tsp tamari (or coconut aminos)
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 4 burgers and place on a plate or tray.
- Place on hot BBQ or in a hot non-stick grill pan with a tablespoon of hot coconut oil evenly coating the pan. Cook for about 6-8 minutes per side or until golden brown and cook through.
Makes 4 burgers.