You’ll rethink ground chicken for good once you bite into this juicy and fresh Thai sesame chicken burger!
This post was written by Jennafer Ashley of PaleoHacks. PaleoHacks is a top source for amazing Paleo recipes, fitness tips, and wellness advice to help you live life to the fullest.
Hand-crafted burgers aren’t just for trendy restaurants – you can easily create your own exotic burgers at home! By choosing high-quality protein sources like grass-fed beef and pasture-raised poultry, your homemade burger will trump any burger on the menu with health benefits to boot! This Asian-inspired chicken burger uses coconut aminos in place of soy sauce for a boost of amino acids with less sodium and the same rich umami flavor.
Commercially raised chicken can’t hold a candle to pasture-raised chicken. Pastured chicken is free to forage on grass, bugs and legumes with ample space to peck around and spread their wings. Another benefit of pasture-raised chicken is that they are often free from hormones, antibiotics and GMO feed. This produces a healthier chicken and end product, richer in omega-3’s and CLA than factory-raised.
Start by combining ingredients for burgers in a large mixing bowl. This recipe uses pasture-raised ground chicken, but you can easily substitute turkey if you prefer. Scallions and cilantro add garden freshness to the burgers with a beautiful pop of bright green. Toasted sesame oil is essential for adding deep, rich flavor while also adding fat and moisture to these lean burgers. Form the chicken mixture into patties and cook on a greased skillet over medium heat. Cook 6-7 minutes on each side or until burgers are completely cooked through.
Every great burger needs a delicious topper, and this crunchy, tangy slaw comes to the rescue. Full of antioxidant-rich raw purple and green cabbage, this cool slaw is the perfect complement to pile on hot-off-the-skillet burgers!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 14 minutes
Total time: 24 minutes
Yield: 8 burgers
2 lbs. ground chicken
1/3 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 T toasted sesame oil
1 T coconut aminos
1 t black sesame seeds
2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
2 T fresh lime juice
1 T toasted sesame oil
1/4 t sea salt
How to Make It
- Use your hands to combine all burger ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Form mixture into 8 patties. Preheat a large pan over medium heat and grease with coconut oil. Once pan is very hot, place burgers on the pan and cook 6-7 minutes per side.
- While burgers cook, mix together slaw ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine. Serve burgers hot topped with slaw.
Jennafer Ashley is a Recipe Developer and Food Photographer. She is the girl behind the healthy recipes at Fresh and Fit, her recipe development company and blog of the same name. Jennafer loves to cook recipes that suit a variety of diet lifestyles- from Vegan to Paleo. Her philosophy on food is that it should be beautiful, affordable, and of course, delicious. When Jennafer isn’t in the kitchen, you can find her hiking with her German Shepherd or perusing the aisles of home decor stores.
PaleoHacks is a top source for amazing Paleo recipes, fitness tips, and wellness advice to help you live life to the fullest.