Light curried chicken burgers

Prep 5 min
Plus Grilling Time: 10 minutes
Makes 4 burgers

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Ingredients

2 tbsp
mango chutney
1 tbsp
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
500 g
ground chicken, or ground turkey
1/4 cup
chopped fresh coriander

Instructions

  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. In a large bowl, stir chutney (finely chop any large chunks first) with oil, curry powder and salt. Crumble in chicken. Sprinkle with coriander. Using your hands or a fork, gently mix together.
  • Shape into 4 burgers, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. To prevent burgers from puffing up when grilling, using your thumb, make a shallow depression in centre of each. Place burgers on grill. Barbecue with lid closed until burgers are cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Delicious tucked into warm buns or grilled pitas.

While we all love a good curry, it just doesn’t seem like summer fare. So why not upgrade the taste of the ever-popular burger with a bit of curry and the sweet tartness of mango chutney.

Burger Toppers

* Go nuts Sprinkle chicken burgers with toasted sliced almonds.

* Hola salsa Make your own using a combo of chopped tomatoes, red onion, avocado and fresh coriander with a good squeeze of lime.

* Go green Pile on large basil leaves, pea shoots, arugula, baby spinach or sprigs of coriander.

* French-style Drizzle with store-bought Béarnaise or Dijon blended with mayonnaise.

* Say cheese Use up extra cheese you have in the fridge. Grate hard cheese or crumble feta or goat cheese overtop. Experiment with a slice of Oka, spiced Gouda or creamy Saint André.

* Fajita fiesta Layer with roasted red pepper and slices of pickled jalapeño. Dollop with sour cream and guacamole. Serve on grilled tortillas with shredded lettuce.

Sweet & Sour Chicken Burgers

Mix 1 lb (500 g) ground chicken or turkey with 1 thinly sliced green onion, 2 tsp (10 mL) sweet & sour or plum sauce, 2 tsp (10 mL) soy sauce, 2 tsp (10 mL) bottled chopped garlic and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt. Following directions above, form into burgers and grill. Mix a little mayonnaise with more sweet & sour sauce for a burger topping.

Indoor Sizzle

Prepare burgers, then lightly coat a large frying pan with oil and set over medium heat. Add burgers. Cover and cook until well browned and firm when pressed, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium-low if burgers brown too quickly before they’re cooked through. Tuck into crusty buns and top with your favourite fixings.

Nutrition

Calories 238, Protein 19.8 g, Carbohydrates 5.5 g, Fat 14.9 g, Fibre 0.2 g, Sodium 453 mg.
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