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Zesty Chicken Burger with Cool Cucumber Slaw
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
38 mins
This recipe for zesty chicken burgers is a refreshing change from your regular burger, especially with the cool cucumber slaw.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Lunch, Sandwiches
Servings: 4
Calories: 627 kcal
  • cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 scallions minced
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 brioche or soft hamburger buns toasted
  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
Cool Cucumber Slaw:
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt or sour cream
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. To make the cucumber slaw, place the red onion in small bowl and cover with cold water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to make the onion less pungent, and then drain and dry the onion with paper towel.
  2. Cut the cucumber into matchsticks by making thin diagonal slices across the cucumber and then cut each slice into sticks.
  3. Combine the cucumber, shredded cabbage, red onion, olive oil, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, fresh dill and salt in a bowl. Stir well and then season with freshly ground black pepper. Chill until ready to use.
  4. To make the burgers, combine the panko breadcrumbs and milk, letting it rest for a minute or two so the breadcrumbs can absorb the liquid. Then add the ground chicken, egg, scallions, sriracha sauce, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Stir until combined and shape the mixture into 4 patties. Chill the patties until you are ready to cook.
  5. Pre-heat the stovetop griddle or skillet to medium-high heat or pre-heat an electric griddle to 350˚F. Place the burger patties on the hot grill and cook for about 9 to 12 minutes on each side, until cooked through and nicely marked on the outside.
  6. Serve the burger patties on toasted buns lined with lettuce and tomato slices and top with some of the cool cucumber slaw.
Nutrition Facts
Zesty Chicken Burger with Cool Cucumber Slaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 627 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 284mg95%
Sodium 1509mg63%
Potassium 921mg26%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1470IU29%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.