Delicious Asian chicken burger rolled through sesame seeds with spicy chili mayonnaise. Serve on a crispy bun.

Asian chicken burger

Asian chicken burger

I love Asian flavors and this Asian chicken burger has some of my all time favorite flavors in there. Think a splash of fish sauce, lemon grass, garlic and chili. Combine that with a crispy coating of sesame seeds and you have the perfect Asian chicken burger!

Now for making the chicken burger itself I always use chicken thigh fillet. The reason being that you do need some fat in the burger to make it juicy. Chicken breast gets dry too quickly and while you can make it with chicken breast, I would advise not to. Chicken thigh is the better option here. I also don’t buy ready made ground chicken. I am not too big of a fan of that as it is somehow always a bit wet. Plus there is usually ingredients in there that I really don’t need.

Making the ground meat

So instead I use (organic) chicken thighs and I ground them myself. Making ground meat can of course be done with a special machine but I simply put it in the food processor, add all the tastemakers in there and you mix it to a rough paste. You want some structure in there so not too fine.

if you want to make sure that your Asian chicken burgers are having the right flavor you can use a tiny bit of the meat mixture and test it by baking a small amount. That way you can still adjust the seasoning if needed.

Asian chicken burger

Shaping the Asian chicken burgers

Now if you feel that the meat is not firm enough to make burgers you can add some breadcrumbs to the meat. I didn’t think it was necessary but it also depends on which chicken you’ve used. I roll the burger patties through the sesame seeds and bake them in a skillet with oil or butter. Or even better a mix of oil and butter.

You want to serve the Asian chicken burgers with something sweet and spicy. I made a quick and simple spicy mayonnaise by mixing mayonnaise with sweet chili sauce and a tiny bit of fish sauce. The sweet chili sauce (depending on brand) is usually not overly spicy. If you want to have a spicier dressing you can add a bit ground chili as an extra.

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Asian chicken burger

Asian chicken burger with spicy chili mayo

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Super easy to make Asian chicken burger with a spicy chili mayonnaise
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Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

2 people

Ingredients

  • 300 gram chicken thigh fillet chopped into rough pieces
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic choppd
  • 1 piece lemongrass grated (around 1 tsp)
  • 1 red chili seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Topping

  • Lettuce
  • fresh coriander cilantro
  • 75 g cucumber sliced
  • If you like it extra spicy jalapenos, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 hamburger buns of your choice

How to make the Asian chicken burger

  • Place the chicken in the bowl of the foodprocessor and add fish sauce, garlic, lemongrass, red chili, sesame seeds and cilantro and mix it all together. Not too fine but also not too chunky.
  • Form into two big hamburger patties and place them in the fridge to get a little firmer
  • Roll the burgers through some extra sesame seeds just before baking them in a pan or on the BBQ.
  • Make the sauce by mixing the mayo with the chili sauce and the fish sauce and open your buns
  • First put a spoonful of sauce on each bun and add lettuce. On the lettuce you place the burger and top this with cucumber, jalapeno and the fresh cilantro. Add another spoonful of sauce to finish it off.
  • Cover with the top of the bun and eat straight away!

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1280mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg

Disclaimer

The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist