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Chicken Satay Burgers

Chicken Satay Burgers – Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge.
Chicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

These Chicken Satay Burgers were sponsored by The Game Day Chef Challenge by Chevron and Texaco; challenge was to create a recipe using several ingredients purchased in a food mart.

I’ve mentioned my love of cooking competition TV shows. The kind where the contentions are given random ingredients or at the very least have to make something from on-hand items. Well, recently I learned that Chevron and Texaco are back in their second year with The Game Day Chef Challenge.

What is the challenge? Only the most epic thing ever. Seriously. When I read all about it and learned that I was challenged to go to my local Chevron or Texaco food mart, pick out up to 5 items and turn it into a dish suitable for my game day needs.

I know what you’re thinking. What can I possibly make using snack food? A lot, that’s what. But being me, and trying to eat healthy, I faced an extra challenge to make something that still fit within my diet regime.

Chicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Ladies and Gentleman, I succeeded. Let me introduce you to the Chicken Satay Burger. I took the classic chicken satay, grilled chicken on a skewer paired with peanut sauce, sold in most Southeast Asian restaurants.

I took that concept and turned it into a burger. At my local Chevron food mart, I picked up a bottle of ginger ale, dry roasted peanuts, honey roasted peanuts, dried tropical fruit, and peanut butter crackers.

I re-hdyrated the dried fruit in the ginger ale, the honey roasted peanuts and peanut butter crackers were turned to crumbs to act as a binder for the burgers and the dry roasted peanuts were used in the peanut sauce. Chicken Satay Burger ~ The Complete Savorist #GameDayChef #adChicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La CerdaChicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La CerdaNow I chose to put whole chicken thighs (boneless/skinless, of course) in the food processor instead of buying ground chicken. I like the heartier texture of “grinding” it myself, but please, feel free to buy ground chicken for this recipe. Either way you go, these Chicken Satay Burgers will be fabulous. Chicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

 

Chicken Satay Burgers

Course: Dinner/Grilling
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: Burgers, Chicken, Chicken Satay, Peanut Sauce, Thai food
Servings: 6
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge.

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Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs (about 1.75 lbs)
  • 8 peanut butter crackers (1 snack pack size)
  • 1/3 cup honey roasted peanuts (1-1.75 oz package)
  • 1/3 cup red onion; diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro; roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic; chopped
  • 3 oz dried mango/pineapple pieces
  • 1 cup ginger ale

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp peanuts; crushed
  • 1/4 +/- cup water
  • Hamburger buns
  • Lettuce

Instructions

Peanut Sauce

  1. Mix all the peanut sauce ingredients together except the water.

  2. Slow add the water until the sauce has reached the desired consistency; cover and set aside.

Chicken Satay Burger

  1. Put the dried mango and pineapple in a bowl and soak it in the ginger ale for at least 2 hours; set aside.
  2. Once the fruit has re-hydrated, roughly chop. Reserve the liquid
  3. In a food processor, crumb the crackers and honey roasted peanut until fine. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same food processor, add the chicken, cracker/peanut crumbs, cilantro, dried fruit and liquid, onion, ginger, pepper, soy sauce, and garlic, and blend until all is combined and the thighs have been fully ground.
  5. To test the seasoning, pull out a small amount, 2 tbsp or so and quickly pan-fry it, adjust seasoning as needed.

  6. Form into patties, approximately 6 and place the on a plate, chill for at least an hour.
  7. Heat the grill, once it is hot, reduce to a low flame.
  8. Cook for 6 minutes--watch them, do not over cook.
  9. Flip and cook on the other side. ADJUST TIME FOR THICKNESS AND HEAT LEVEL.
  10. Once the burgers are done, spread peanut sauce on both sides of the bun, add lettuce and a burger. Enjoy.

Chicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La CerdaChicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La CerdaChicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La CerdaChicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

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Chicken Satay Burgers - Freshly ground chicken thighs seasoned with traditional satay flavors with a tropical fruits twist in one crazy recipe challenge ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

I received compensation for this post, however all opinions, glowing, gushing, and otherwise are all my own. Thank you The Game Day Chef Challenge for sponsoring this work of culinary creative genius.

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69 Comments

  • Reply
    Loriann
    August 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Looks great!

  • Reply
    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah
    August 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    These look AMAZING! The peanut flavoring through the patties and sauce is really intriguing. We’re still enjoying the heat here in AZ, so I’ve still got plenty of time to fire up the grill for these 😀

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Hope you get a chance to try them. They are different but if you like Asian food and chicken satay, you will enjoy these.

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Latte Food
    August 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    These are amazing! I love the peanut sauce on top! Definitely have to try these out!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Hope you enjoy them Michelle. Thank you.

  • Reply
    Melanie
    August 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Wow! These look awesome!

  • Reply
    Paula - bell'alimento
    August 26, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I adore chicken satay so I know I’d love it in burger form!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      That’s great to hear. Hope you get a change to enjoy them.

  • Reply
    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    August 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    You my lady are quite impressive! What a fun challenge and an amazing looking burger!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you Debra. It was a fun challenge, you should try it and enter.

  • Reply
    Mirlandra @ Mirlandra's Kitchen
    August 26, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Well it is always fun to see something new! I have not come across a recipe like this before. It looks fun! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Yeah, I definitely stretched the creative juices with this one. Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
    August 26, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    So, wow! I am just blown away by all the amazing flavors you have happening in this burger! 🙂 Sounds delicious!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you Carrie. There is a lot of flavor going on.

  • Reply
    Maryanne @ the little epicurean
    August 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    What a great idea! That peanut sauce looks tasty 🙂

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    August 26, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Cool combination!

  • Reply
    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    August 26, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    How clever to turn this classic dish into burgers! Looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Kaitie
    August 27, 2015 at 4:05 am

    I love this! I never would have thought about combining the two. Well done and your pictures are amazing!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you so much Kaitie.

  • Reply
    Christie
    August 27, 2015 at 7:07 am

    We love to grind our own meat too. My daughter especially loves to help with that part. Chicken satay is one of our favorites. Love that you made it into a burger.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you Christie.

  • Reply
    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo
    August 27, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Wow, what a creative recipe. Sounds so delicious…I love satay but never would have thought to make it into burgers!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      It was a spark of creativity that led me here.

  • Reply
    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
    August 27, 2015 at 8:05 am

    That’s awesome that you made this meal from those snack ideas! Looks so good!

  • Reply
    Emily
    August 27, 2015 at 8:21 am

    looks incredible!! WOW!! love satay flavor!

  • Reply
    Katerina @ Diethood
    August 27, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Dang! Those are gorgeous burgers! The sauce must add so much flavor.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      It really is the icing so to speak.

  • Reply
    Meg @ With Salt and Wit
    August 27, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I can say that you nailed it on this competition! I love the tropical flavors here!

  • Reply
    Lucy
    August 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

    These look amazing!! Pretty cool that you could make them using snack food!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      That was the best part of the recipe, the challenge.

  • Reply
    Betty
    August 27, 2015 at 11:47 am

    They look great and bet they taste better.

  • Reply
    Laura
    August 27, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    How creative! Of course I would want to eat it on a bed of rice lol. I love satay though, so does my family, ooh I am getting ideas already! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      I had one left over and cut it up, then put it in ramen with egg and green onions.

  • Reply
    Nicole
    August 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Looks really interesting!! Gotta try this.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Cathy
    August 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Great recipe for my husband!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Hope he enjoys it.

  • Reply
    jamie
    August 27, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    my family would love these!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Hope they do. Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
    August 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    These look amazing, and I love the idea of grinding your own chicken!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      I don’t have a fancy mixer attachment, I just use the food processor.

  • Reply
    Jennifer Stewart
    August 28, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Genius! Ia m a cooking show freak! I love how they stretch your imagination to see what you can make with as little as possible. Gives me hope for finding something to make with the mish mash of leftover items I can find in my pantry at this very moment! Great burgers!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      I am so happy to find another cooking show freak!

  • Reply
    Diane
    August 28, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I’ll have to try this recipe. Peanut flavor with a burger sounds great.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      It worked really well.

  • Reply
    lizzy
    August 28, 2015 at 11:02 am

    what a great idea to spice up a burger recipe! Love this! I am going to make this weekend, I’ll late you know how it turns out!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Hope you get the chance to, it is different but we loved it.

  • Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    August 29, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Yum, I love chicken satay, these burgers are right up my alley!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      It’s really good, thanks for stopping by Joy.

  • Reply
    christine
    August 30, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Well I’m amazed at this burger. Looks so tasty. I am a fan of chicken satay and to think of those flavors in a burger gets me all kinds of excited!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      It is a fun, fun burger. Hope you get a chance to make it.

  • Reply
    Michaela - An Affair from the Heart
    August 31, 2015 at 7:32 am

    These look amazing!! Building up my tailgating menus — this one is sure to be a hit!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Hope your group loves it as much as mine did.

  • Reply
    Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun
    September 4, 2015 at 11:31 am

    These burgers look amazing, such a clever idea!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 4, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you Jillian.

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    September 6, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    These burgers look really tasty. Wish I had all of the ingredients here so I could try it tonight.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 8, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Hope you get to try them soon.

  • Reply
    Debi at Life Currents
    January 31, 2016 at 10:59 am

    These are so fun! I love how creative and wonderful this is. Perfect for my Super Bowl party spread!

    • Reply
      Michelle De La Cerda
      February 1, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Hope you enjoy them Debi, I had fun creating them, and even more fun eating them.

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