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Asian Zucchini-and-Chicken Burgers


Ingredients

Burgers:

1 pound ground chicken

1 pound ground chicken

2 cups shredded zucchini, squeezed dry

2 cups shredded zucchini, squeezed dry

½ cup chopped green onions

½ cup chopped green onions

½ cup bread crumbs

½ cup bread crumbs

2 teaspoons Asian chile paste (such as sambal oelek)

2 teaspoons Asian chile paste (such as sambal oelek)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon fish sauce

½ teaspoon fish sauce

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon salt

Sauce:

¼ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)

1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)

2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard

2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Garnish:

4 hamburger buns – split, toasted and buttered

4 hamburger buns – split, toasted and buttered

4 lettuce leaves, or to taste

4 lettuce leaves, or to taste

4 tomato slices, or to taste

4 tomato slices, or to taste

4 red onion slices, or to taste

4 red onion slices, or to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

Mix ground chicken, zucchini, green onions, bread crumbs, chile paste, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, fish sauce, ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties and place on prepared baking sheet.

Mix ground chicken, zucchini, green onions, bread crumbs, chile paste, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, fish sauce, ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties and place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, flip, and continue baking until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, flip, and continue baking until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Whisk mayonnaise, chile-garlic sauce, mustard, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon pepper together in a bowl.

Whisk mayonnaise, chile-garlic sauce, mustard, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon pepper together in a bowl.

Spread sauce onto cut sides of hamburger buns. Stack lettuce, tomato, and onion onto one side of each bun. Top vegetables with a burger and complete sandwiches with remaining bun halves.

Spread sauce onto cut sides of hamburger buns. Stack lettuce, tomato, and onion onto one side of each bun. Top vegetables with a burger and complete sandwiches with remaining bun halves.

Cook’s Note:

Chicken burgers tend to be quite loose prior to cooking, but don’t compensate by adding extra bread crumbs. I like to form them in my hands and place on wax paper until I am ready to cook them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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