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Chicken Burgers With Roasted Ginger Mayo and Citrus Slaw

05/27/2014 12:00AM ● Published by Lana Granfors

If you haven’t treated yourself to roasted ground ginger, this will be a great recipe to get acquainted with the seasoning.  The roasting gives ground ginger a warmer, rounder flavor and adds a mellow sweet heat to this burger, as well as baked goods, stir-fries, stews, vegetables and desserts. These chicken burgers are full of fresh ingredients and are inexpensive to make. The ingredient list looks lengthy, but most of the ingredients in these burgers are also used in making the mayo and the slaw mixtures. This chicken burger, with its bold flavors, will have your friends and family begging for more!

Serves: 6 - 8

Roasted Ginger Mayo ingredients
    ¾     cup mayonnaise with olive oil
    1     T fresh lemon juice
    1     T lemon zest
    ½    tsp. roasted ground ginger
    2     tsp. chili paste
    ¼     cup chopped fresh cilantro
 
Chicken Burger Patties ingredients
    2     lbs. fresh ground chicken
    1     tsp. Chinese Five Spice
    1     T chili paste
    ½     cup green scallions, finely chopped
    1     tsp. roasted ground ginger
    2     cloves of garlic, minced
    ¼     cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
 
Citrus Slaw ingredients
    ¼     cup fresh lime juice
    2     cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1     T extra virgin olive oil
    ½     tsp. sea salt
    1    tsp. chili paste
    1     tsp. lemon zest
    ½     tsp. roasted ground ginger
    ½     cup chopped fresh cilantro
    ¼     cup chopped fresh parsley
    1     hothouse cucumber, julienne
    1     orange bell pepper, julienne
    ½    cup carrots, julienne
    ½     cup daikon radish, julienne
    1     cup jicama, julienne
 
Other ingredients
    2     T olive oil, for grill coating
    6 – 8     sesame buns
    ¾      cup fresh arugula
    1     red onion, thinly sliced rings

PREPARATION
1 | To make the Roasted Ginger Mayo, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix together. Cover and refrigerate. 

2 | To make burger patties, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well, but do not over work the chicken.  Divide the mixture into 6-8 equal portions and shape into patties.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to grill.

3 | To make the Citrus Slaw, whisk the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, five spice, chili paste, lemon zest, ginger, cilantro and parsley in a small bowl. Combine the cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, radish and jicama in a large bowl. Toss the slaw dressing to coat all the vegetables. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.       

4 | Heat your grill to medium-high. When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with the oil and place the patties on the rack. Cover and cook, turning once, until chicken is fully cooked, 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Place buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly.        

5 | To assemble burgers, spread the roasted ginger mayo on the buns. Layer each bun with equal amounts of arugula, red onions, chicken burger and citrus slaw. Add the bun tops and serve.    

Prep time: 1 hour; Grilling time: 10 - 12 mins





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