By: Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
There’s a joke around The Towerlight office that everyone at some point wants “Five Guys” in their mouth. Get it?
Of course, we’re always referring to the Five Guys burger joint, because a burger from Five Guys is one of the greatest delivery systems for red meat in the world.
Now, in my effort to lose weight, I can’t be going out to Five Guys every time I want a burger.
A1 sauce? Slather it up. A little fry? Who do you think I am? Give me the regular size. Cheese? You bet. A “little” burger? No, give me the two patties, we’re here on business.
Over time, that seriously adds up.
So, I created this recipe for an Asian chicken burger that is far more flavorful than a generic burger (whether it’s with red or white meat) and gives you the ability to stack up the toppings and put it on a bun.
Certainly making stir-fry is always fun, but who wouldn’t like taking all of those flavors, shaping it into a patty, and throwing it on the grill.
I’m just putting the recipe for the burgers here, but sides could include sweet potato fries or a steamed vegetable of your choice (the first time I made these burgers I just put some asparagus in a frying pan and served that as the side).
Asian chicken burgers
- 1 small carrot
- 1 red onion, cut in half
- 1 lb. ground chicken
- ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce (You can find this in any grocery store with the other Asian foods)
- 1 – 4 tsp. Sriracha (depending upon if you even like Sriracha, or how much you like it)
- 4 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp. ground ginger
- Handful of sliced white mushrooms
- 2 tsp. sesame seed oil
- Juice of one lime
- Wheat hamburger buns
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Spray a baking sheet or baking pan with non-stick spray
- Shred a half of the onion and carrot into a bowl (or use a food processor to finely dice them)
- Mix all of the ingredients besides the other half of the onion and the mushrooms in a bowl. Form the mixture into four patties, and place them on the baking sheet
- Cook until done, approximately 20 minutes
- While the patties are cooking, sauté the mushrooms and the other half of the onion in a pan with some oil or butter
- Serve the patties topped with the mushrooms and onion