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Gingered Chicken Burger

by , Chef, Cadence, San Francisco, California

Gingered Chicken Burger

Serves 4

Asian flavors pair perfectly with chicken for a fresh take on burgers!

  • 2 boneless skinless Smart Chicken breasts, halved
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 (1-inch) cube fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 3 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 8 sesame seed buns
  • 2 cups shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup soy sauce mayonnaise*
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • *To make soy sauce mayonnaise, combine ½ cup of mayonnaise with 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. Add a teaspoon of freshly-squeezed lemon juice for extra flavor.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the chicken, fish sauce, ginger, scallions, garlic, salt, and Tabasco and pulse until finely minced. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions. With wet hands, shape each piece into a ball and flatten into a burger. Place burgers on ungreased baking sheet and cook until golden and cooked through (about 12 minutes or until internal temperature registers 165°F. Serve on sesame seed buns with cabbage, mayonnaise, jalapeños, and carrots.

Pairing: Japanese whiskey highball