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Thai chicken burgers – mealtime inspiration

Running out of inspiration in the kitchen? Can’t be bothered dreaming up a mouth-watering meal?

This Thai Chicken burger recipe will be your saviour…  the flavours are so fresh and addictive.

Thai chicken burger Ingredients

500g Chicken mince
1/2 cup chopped coriander (or 1 bunch of coriander)
1/2 cup chopped mint (or 1 bunch of coriander)
3 kaffir lime leaves (finely chopped)… this is the ingredient that makes these burgers (asian groceries or most fruit and vege markets will have them – fresh is better)
2 tablespoons of lime juice (can use lime squeeze if you can’t get fresh limes)
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
2 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce (if you like a little extra heat you can also add 1 chilli finely chopped)
salt and pepper

1/4 cup uncooked rice

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl . Form into patties (or balls if you want to cook and serve as finger food). 

TIP: to keep your patties/balls the same size use a 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 cup measure or tablespoon (depending on the size you are after).

Once they are moulded into your preferred shape, place them in the fridge to set a little.

An added touch (but not necessary if you are short for time) is the roasted rice coating. Take some uncooked rice (not aborio) and place enough in the bottom of a frypan (no oil), and toast until golden brown, stirring frequently. Once brown place the rice in a mortar and pestle and grind down to a size that can be used to crumb or coat the patties/balls you have made (small enough so that it is crunchy, but not going to break anyones teeth!). This will create a beautiful crispy crust around the chicken mince, and add a beautiful flavour (I must credit my husband for this addition to the recipe!)

I usually serve with:

  • Toasted turkish bread (to use like a burger bun)
  • Slice cucumber
  • Sliced tomato
  • Spinach, rocket or Cos lettuce leaves 
  • Sliced Spring onions 
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sweet Chilli sauce

My absolute favourite condiment with these is Nandos’ Perinaise (you can buy in some supermarkets in the mayonnaise section) 

This is a great meal for kids, and even for a casual lunch of dinner – place everything on the table and let people make their own – it’s a winner.

WARNING: I have been encouraged by my husband to tell you all that Bernice’s recipes are not an exact science. I make everything up, and never measure my quantities. So, when it comes to sharing my recipes I have to guess how much of everything I put in. So feel free to do the same, experimenting in the kitchen is great fun!

Bernice

3 Comments

  1. Eloise

    I can personally vouch for these culinary delights! So full of yummy flavours and the rice coating adds a crispy crunch! Yum yum :)

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