Chicken Teriyaki Burgers

These little teriyaki burgers are so yummy! The first time mother in law, Atsuko, who is one of the most phenomenal cooks I know, made these for me – I couldn’t believe something so simple could taste so good. Now I make them with my own little healthy twist where I add broccoli to it. You could also put shredded carrots instead of broccoli or you could leave the veggies out of it altogether.





Chicken Teriyaki Burgers

Ingredients:

2 pounds ground chicken

1 cup bread crumbs ( I use the Japanese Panko bread crumbs but any kind should be fine)

2 eggs

1/2 cup fine chopped white part or scallion/leek or onion

1 cup finely chopped broccoli

  • Mix all the above ingredients together very well.
  • Make  them into small burgers and set aside.
  • Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan.
  • Add 4-5 small burgers in and let it cook for about a minute or till it begin to brown on the bottom.
  • Flip the burger over and press it down to flatten it out a bit.
  • Cover it and cook till its done.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Cook the rest of the burgers the same way.

Sauce

I make a lot of sauce as we all love to eat the burgers on rice doused in sauce. I usually double this recipe.


Ingredients:

1/4 cup  soya sauce

1/2 cup mirin ( this is a sweet sake available at any local asian grocery store)

3 tablespoons sugar

1/8 cup oyster sauce


METHOD:

  • Mix all the above ingredients until it is dissolves.
  • Put sauce in a wok and bring to a boil.
  • Let it cook for about 3 minutes till it begins to thicken a little and come together.
  • Put the cooked burgers in the wok with the sauce and gently allow the burgers to be coated by the sauce.
  • Cook this for 2-3 minutes more and serve with plain rice or spinach fried rice



 
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