Curry Chicken Burgers with Cherry Tomato Chutney Recipe

Curry Chicken Burgers with Cherry Tomato Chutney Recipe
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Curry Chicken Burgers
Valaer Murray
Curry Chicken Burgers

Ground chicken can taste bland and often has a texture that's tough to work with, but with the addition of curry powder, onions, and peas, plus some bread crumbs, you have a unique, hearty burger with the health benefits of lean protein. Chutneys are usually made with a fruit like mango or pineapple but the sweetness and the acidity of cherry tomatoes (which, hey, are also fruits) are perfect in a mixture in which sweet and sour are neccessary — and refreshing.

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Ingredients

For the burgers:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup diced Vidalia onion
  • ⅓ cup of defrosted frozen peas
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ tablespoon crushed coriander
  • 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs

For the chutney:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup diced fennel bulb
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Directions

For the burgers:

Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and use your hands or a plastic spatula to mix everything together. Make four ¼-pound patties and put aside.

Oil the grill or hot grill pan and sear both sides of the burgers for 2 minutes each. Turn back over to the first side and cook on a lower heat for another 4 minutes, and then flip again and cook for another 4 minutes.

For the chutney:

In a small saucepan heat the water and vinegar to a boil and then stir in the sugar. Allow to simmer on low until the liquid is evaporated and the mixture becomes a syrup (about 6-8 minutes).

Meanwhile, combine the tomatoes, scallions, fennel, coriander, and salt in a small bowl and put into the fridge to chill. When the syrup is ready, pour 1 ½ tablespoons of the syrup into the bowl and mix into the chutney. Refrigerate until ready for use.

To serve, place a heaping spoonful (or two!) onto each patty. Use a roll, 2 pieces of naan, or sandwich rounds.

Curry Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Curry Chicken Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.