Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro


  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Burgers:
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chile paste with garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (2-ounce) sandwich rolls with sesame seeds
  • 1 cup onion sprouts or alfalfa sprouts


  1. To prepare sauce, combine first 6 ingredients, stirring with a whisk until smooth.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. To prepare burgers, place onions and next 5 ingredients (onions through chicken) in a food processor; process until coarsely ground. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

  4. Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place rolls, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each roll; top each serving with 1/4 cup sprouts, about 1 tablespoon sauce, and top half of roll. Yield 4 servings.

    No recipe can offer too much flavor for Assistant Food Editor Ann Taylor Pittman. Her burger is made spicy with Thai chile paste and rounded out with a sweet, creamy Thai-style peanut sauce. Onion sprouts, which look similar to alfalfa sprouts, have a pungent bite. You can find them next to the alfalfa sprouts in many supermarkets.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 341
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 28%
Fat per serving: 10.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3.3g
Protein per serving: 28.5g
Carbohydrate per serving: 32.8g
Fiber per serving: 2.5g
Cholesterol per serving: 49mg
Iron per serving: 2.7mg
Sodium per serving: 769mg
Calcium per serving: 67mg