Cantonese Chicken Burgers Recipe
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Cantonese Chicken Burgers Recipe

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Ground chicken is perked up with onion, chopped peanuts and carrots for these delectable chicken burgers that can be served year-round. As Betty Carr attests from Huntsville, Ohio, “These sandwiches may take a little more work than the regular burger, but the taste is worth it.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1/2 cup plum sauce
  • 8 spinach leaves, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 460 calories, 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 720 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the egg, oil and soy sauce. Stir in the bread crumbs, peanuts, onion, carrot and garlic powder. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat or broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Serve on buns, topped with plum sauce and spinach. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cantonese Chicken Burgers in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p49

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"This recipe is excellent. Nice Asian spin on the boring old hamburger. They are so tasty and healthy too. We love it!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"I made it with ground turkey instead of ground chicken because that was what I had on hand, and it was great."

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