The Ultimate Chicken Burger (Spicy Chicken Burger)

 

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My husband makes the meanest Chicken burger ever! 🙂 No I really mean it! Men are really great at grilling, aren’t they? Actually my husband happens to think that we (women) like to designate them as such so that we can avoid all the hard work involved there:) And by hard work he means cleaning the grill, standing outdoors in the heat and such.! Now that could very well be true but no way we will admit that correct? LOL! Anyways, so this Chicken burger that hubby has been making for the last several years is something that he has perfected over the years! So last week when we had a grill party, I stood next to him and took copious notes. And of course the step wise pictures and of course I had questions like what’s the temperature of the grill, how long to cook etc etc. Which annoyed him no end! Well it’s for my blog dear…don’t you want to share the recipe with all those other husbands out there who would love to impress their wives? This got me an even more terse look.

Seriously, this burger is so soft and juicy and we additionally slather the burger with either chipotle ranch dressing  or a sriracha mayo on top! The potato in the cutlet also makes it really rich and filling. Tastes just over the top and never fails to impress! Best thing to make when you have a house full of guests.  You can grill the patties on an outdoor grill or you could also just cook them on a shallow frying pan indoors(hubby prefers the latter except when we have a huge crowd)

I am also bringing these ultimate burgers to Fiesta Friday where the fun never ends and there is so much food! I had a fabulous time last week as a co-host but I am taking it easy this week and will be showing up late for the party! 🙂

The Ultimate Chicken Burger (Spicy Chicken Burger)

  • Servings: Makes about 16-18 chicken patties
  • Time: about 50 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

2 lbs ground chicken, thawed at room temperature for 2-3 hours
1 medium onion chopped fine
5 cloves of garlic,chopped fine
1 tbsp ginger chopped fine
1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp red chilli pow(cayenne pepper)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp garam masala/kabab masala
1 med potato mashed
3/4 cup bread crumbs (we use oat bran bread for making the bread crumbs)
1/4 cup milk (we use whole milk)
Cilantro chopped fine (optional)

Oil for greasing palm

Method:

Take a large mixing bowl and add the thawed ground chicken to it. (Make sure it is completely thawed and blot dry any moisture using a paper towel).

Next get all the other ingredients ready and chop the onion, ginger and garlic finely. Add this along with all the rest of the ingredients into the bowl with the chicken and mix thoroughly using your hands (yes that’s the only way!).

Once the mixture is nicely mixed with all the spices and attains a nice smooth consistency, grease your palms with some oil and shape into patties of your desired size. Make sure you flatten them in the middle.

Now grill these patties in either a gas grill (keeping temperature at 400 deg F) and keeping the grill covered. Cook on direct heat (no foil – directly place on grill) Flip in 5-7 minutes and cook on the other side again keeping it covered. When done on both sides , transfer onto a plate and cover with foil until serving.

If using pan, just use some oil to grease the pan adequately and then shallow fry the patties on medium heat until crispy on the bottom and flip and cook the other side.

For assembling the burgers:

Burger Buns

Lettuce

Tomato slices

Onion slices

Chipotle ranch dressing (or Chipotle Mayo) or sriracha mayo -see recipe below

Butter

Apply slight butter on the inside of a burger bun. Then place the chicken patty .Spread some chipotle ranch dressing on top and then place the tomato,onion and lettuce leaves as desired. Cover with the top bun and dig in! 🙂

For making home made Chipotle Mayo or Chipotle ranch dressing– Mix some chipotle seasoning on organic mayonnaise and mix. Add a little bit of ranch dressing too per taste. (We love Marie Calendar’s Creamy Chipotle ranch dressing for this chicken burger!)

Alternatively you could also make homemade sriracha mayo by mixing a little bit (per your taste ) of sriracha sauce to organic mayonnaise.

Important tips:

Keep close watch while cooking the patties since you do not want an overdone burger since that will mean a dry and not juicy burger. Also remember to wrap in Al foil immediately until you make the burgers.

Its good if the ground chicken has some fat content instead of going 100% lean since some fat renders a juicy burger.

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