Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cantonese Chicken Burgers and Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is another recipe I came across while going through my Taste of Home magazines and these caught my eye for something a little different.

Cantonese Chicken Burgers- from Taste of Home
1 lb ground chicken(I used turkey)
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 egg
1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs(I used whole wheat)
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
2 tbsp sliced green onions

In a bowl, whisk together oil, soy sauce, and egg. Add in rest of the ingredients. Mix well until combined. Form into 4 patties. Grill uncovered for 8-10 mins on each side until juices run clear.

**Of course it started raining just as I was going out to grill. So I pulled out the George grill. K really loved them! I thought they were tasty, but the sauce made them. I have a love/hate relationship with sesame oil, but it actually worked well. The recipe called for plum sauce, which I didn't have so I quickly found a recipe for sweet and sour sauce. The peanuts added just a little crunch.

Sweet and Sour Sauce- Allrecipes
2/3 cup pineapple juice(may need 2 tbsp more)
3 tbsp brown sugar(plus more to taste)
2 tbsp ketchup
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tsp corn starch(may need 2 tsp more)
salt to taste

whisk together vinegar and cornstarch in medium size pan over med heat. Add in juice, ketchup, and sugar. Bring to a boil. *This is where I added more constarch/juice, I needed it to be thicker to go on top of the burger. Whisk the juice/cornstarch cold and add to hot mixture, cook until thickened.

**This was excellent! It reminded me of the La Choy Sweet and Sour sauce you buy at the store. It was quick and simple to make! I did add more sugar, as it was more sour than sweet.

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  1. YUM!! I hope you will link up to my Whatcha Cooking Wednesday!!

  2. What a GREAT!!! and DIFFERENT!!! way to make a burger. Sounds and looks YUMMY!!!

  3. I love asian flavored chicken burgers, yum!