Chicken Burger Recipes
These chicken burger recipes uses different cuts of chicken instead of beef as the central character between a hamburger bun.
Chicken burgers can be made with ground chicken patties. It can also be made from chicken cutlets or chicken fillets.
They can be grilled, fried, deep-fried, broiled or baked. One of my favorites in Singapore is actually the KFC's Zinger which happens to feature a spicy juicy chicken cutlet.
Whether it is fresh and free-range ground chicken or a thick chicken breast, or flavorful chicken cutlets, America's favorite white meat makes for a tasty alternative to the beef patty.
If you have the means, consider purchasing free range chicken. Ground or whole. And, if possible, buy your chicken from a local farm. Supports your local economy, and helps ensure that your protein was handled humanely. That way, you can eat guilt-free knowing you're putting the best possible product in your body.
Ground chicken breast or fillet are leaner, with less fat. As such, the patties tend to be more fragile and prone to breaking up. Add a well beaten egg white to the ground chicken. It acts like glue and make sure everything stays together.
A second problem with lean meat is that they can become dry like hockey pucks. To prevent that, use a higher heat setting and cook them fast.
Finally, flip the burgers only once. Allow the patty to caramelize on one side so that it will release from the grill and remain moist.