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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