May 21, 2013

Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Burger binge! Not that I could ever tire of my comeback burger, but the last thing I need is to get stuck in a burger rut now that June’s around the corner. So I came up with this baby.

Here’s what happens when you turn my Jamaican jerk chicken into a Jamaican-style chicken burger. It packs a delicious punch.

I toned down the heat making it a bit more family friendly burger (J-man tested it for the kiddies), and gave it an almost spring like appearance with a fantastic and mellow sauce to match. Stop whatever it is you’re doing and give these a try.

You’ll love ‘em, mark my words.

 
Burger:

1 pound minced chicken
4 burger buns
iceberg lettuce
spring onions (garnish)
bean sprouts (garnish)
red chill pepper (garnish)

 
Seasoning:

1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 heaping tsp ground all spice
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
1 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tbsp lime juice
1 spring onion, finely minced
1 large garlic clove

 
Sauce:

3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp lime juice

 

Directions:

Combine the mayonnaise with the chilli sauce and lime juice.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Such a simple sauce but so delicious. Creamy, mildly sweet and fresh. Really compliments the burger.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

 
You can buy minced chicken or you can use your food processor to mince it as well. I used my meat grinder.
 

I like to know what’s in my food, and this is the best way to know: make it yourself,
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Plus, it’s fun. I always get all giddy when I see the meat come out. Pathetic, I know.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Almost there…
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

And we’re there. One pound ground chicken.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Combine all ingredients listed under seasoning.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Add the lime juice and finely chopped spring onion. Stir well.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Mix it with the ground chicken.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Form 4 burger patties. Lightly wet your hands when you shape them, it helps.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

 
Preheat your grill over medium heat and add a tbsp or so oil.
 

Carefully add the burgers, they’re mushy now but will firm up in no time. Cover the burgers with a lid.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Give them about 5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of your burger.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

 
Make sure you cook them properly! Never mess around with undercooked chicken.
 

Toast your burger buns, top with lettuce, burger, spoon some sauce all over and add your toppings of choice.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

 
If you like a more traditional topping you have to try my Planet Hollywood Coleslaw knock-off! It’s all that and a bag of chips and it matches beautifully.
 

This definitely is my new favourite burger: light and fresh but with lots of pizzazz.
Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger

Jamaican-Style Chicken Burger
Ingredients
    Burger:

    1 pound minced chicken
    4 burger buns
    iceberg lettuce
    spring onions (garnish)
    bean sprouts (garnish)
    red chill pepper (garnish)

    Seasoning:

    1 tbsp brown sugar
    1 tsp soy sauce
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 heaping tsp ground all spice
    1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
    1 tbsp grated ginger
    1/2 tsp dried thyme
    2 tbsp lime juice
    1 spring onion, finely minced
    1 large garlic clove

    Sauce:

    3 tbsp mayonnaise
    1 1/2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
    2 tbsp lime juice

Directions
    Combine the mayonnaise with the chilli sauce and lime juice, cover it and store it in the fridge.

    Combine all ingredients listed under seasoning. Add the lime juice and finely chopped spring onion. Stir well and mix it with the minced chicken. Wet your hands and form 4 burger patties.

    Preheat your grill over medium heat and add a tbsp or so oil, carefully add the burgers, cover them with a lid and cook them for 5 minutes on each side. Check for readiness.

    Toast the burger buns, op with the lettuce, burger, sauce and your toppings of choice.

Meal type: Spice-mix
Servings: 4
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    14 Comments »

    1. 1

      Looks fantastic, Kay!

      Maria on May 21, 2013 @ 10:07 am Reply
    2. 2

      Tomorrow nights dinner. BAM!
      Thank-you Kay. You always provide that ‘everyday family meal’ inspiration when I’m stuck on REPEAT!
       

      Tenielle on May 21, 2013 @ 2:51 pm Reply
    3. 3

      Kay, this really sounds great and looks so very yummy!!  Can’t wait to try.  I do I one question.  Mostly likely a silly one to most.  The sweet chili sauce, not sure exactly what area of the market I would search for it?  Thank you!!

      Leisa Den Beste on May 21, 2013 @ 4:59 pm Reply
      1. That probably depends on where you live! Overhere you can find it in the Asian aisle!

        Kay on May 21, 2013 @ 5:01 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Thank you Kay!  I am guessing it would be the same here then. Being that we also have an Asian aisle. You have such a talent.  Thank you so much for sharing. 

      Leisa. den Beste on May 21, 2013 @ 7:21 pm Reply
      1. Aw thank you so much!

        Kay on May 22, 2013 @ 10:22 am Reply
    5. 5

      Looks delicious!

      Karin Creighton on May 22, 2013 @ 4:45 pm Reply
    6. 6

      That looks delicious Kay and reminds me that I have to get one of those meat grinders too! I’ve been wanting one but haven’t gotten around to it yet (I mean, how many appliances can one have right?) and I use my Magimix at the moment but it is not the same. Love the look and sounds of this burger. You can never have too many good burger recipes!

      Simone on May 28, 2013 @ 8:56 pm Reply
      1. You need to get one, stat. There’s nothing like eating chill made from freshly grounded meat.

        Kay on May 31, 2013 @ 9:58 am Reply
    7. 7

      Hey Kay, We made these over the weekend and had them both Sunday evening and again last night grilled on the BBQ.  Absolutely delicious!  They stayed lovely and succulent and the sauce goes great with them (although I made it with Yo Fresh rather than mayo).  I might up the spice content next time to suit adult tastes, but they are also fantastic as written.  Into the ‘repeat recipes’ section with this one. :)

      bricin on May 29, 2013 @ 12:30 pm Reply
      1. I like mine to be really spicy as well, so I top it off with lots of chili pepper :)

        Kay on May 31, 2013 @ 9:57 am Reply
    8. 8

      Those look absolutely amazing!! I must try asap.

      Katie on May 29, 2013 @ 3:11 pm Reply
    9. 9

      yh finaly chicken burger , i meat 1 , thank u 

      fardous on Jul 2, 2013 @ 5:11 am Reply
    10. 10

      Het was heerlijk!

      Ilona on Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:57 am Reply

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