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Grilled Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce

  Ahh, summertime… long sunny days, warm nights, and grilling.  It doesn’t get much better than that.  It’s the season of the burger, and when you can’t load a burger with cheese, mayo, ketchup, and a bun, it helps to get creative.

I’ve noticed that when making burgers with ground beef, certain flavors get hidden by the strong beef flavor.  Chicken, however, allows the flavors to shine through.

Grilled Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 3-4

Ideal Protein: Phases 1, 2, 3, and 4

Burgers:

  • 1½ pounds ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced
  • 1  tablespoon Tapatio sauce (Sriracha sauce is okay on Phase 4 only)
  • 2  teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger (or ¼ teaspoon powdered ginger)
  • 2  teaspoons soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1/4  teaspoon sea salt

Peanut Sauce on Phases 1, 2, and 3:

  • 2 tablespoons Walden Farms peanut butter
  • 2  teaspoons soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1  teaspoon water

Sauce on Phase 4 only :

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2  teaspoons gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1  teaspoon water
  • 1  teaspoon rice vinegar

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Combine the ingredients for sauce into a bowl and whisk until completely mixed. Set aside.
  3. Place ground chicken, ginger, and salt in a bowl and fold gently to spread seasonings. Add soy sauce, scallions, and Tapatio; mix once more.
  4. Separate meat mixture into 4 patties. Use thumb or a spoon to create an indentation in the middle of each patty.
  5. Place patties on a hot grill for 4 minutes. Flip; grill for another 4 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  6. Brush 1 tablespoon of sauce onto each cooked patty. Add to 2 cups of veggies.

This recipe would be great with Miracle Noodles!

Adapted from this recipe.

Enjoy!

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