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.