Chicken Burger with Apple and Mango Chutney

Chicken and Apple Chutney Burger

If the title of this recipe alone has not yet convinced you to try this burger, I hope the pictures will do the trick. It is so good!

I have to say I really have a thing for chicken burgers during summer. This is by far one of my favourite, if not the top chicken burger on my list at the moment. I have been cooking the patties in a frying pan for many years during winter, but they are even better on the grill.

It is a recipe I found in the LCBO Food and Drink magazine and that I am proud to serve to our friends and family when they come over.

I should mention this is a bit of a long recipe to make, so you may want to attempt doing it during the weekend while you have plenty of time. It is not complicated but there are several steps to follow – and it is 100% worth it.

This weekend is supposed to be sunny and hot, so roll-up your sleeves and make this dish for dinner. Open a cold beer and enjoy these with a side of sweet potato fries or a fresh salad!

One last note, if you cook the patties on the BBQ, make sure that they are not too wet or they might stick to the grill. I suggest putting a piece of foiled paper, brushed with olive oil, between the patties and the grill just to make sure you don’t have any bad surprises. And then: enjoy!

Chicken and Apple Chutney Burger

Apple and mango chutney:

You will need:
1 cup of mango chutney
1 Granny Smith apple, diced
1 tablespoon of butter

In a pan, sautée the apple in the butter until the apple is soft. Let it cool, and then incorporate it into the mango chutney. Set aside.

Burger patties:
750g lean ground chicken
1 Granny Smith apple, shredded
1 tablespoon of butter
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, cut in small pieces
2 tablespoons of curry powder
1 egg
½ cup of heavy cream
1 ½ cups of bread crumbs
¼ cup of freshly chopped coriander
Salt and pepper

In a pan, sautée the apple, garlic, and the onion in the butter until the apple is soft. Add the curry powder. Transfer to a small bowl and let it cool.

In a bowl, mix the egg with the cream and the salt and pepper. Add the bread crumbs and coriander and mix well. Add chicken and mix well with your hands, then add the apple mixture.

Once you are happy with the consistency (add more bread crumbs if the mix is too wet), make patties the size you wish and cook them on the BBQ or in a frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil.

Once cooked, top you burger with apple and mango chutney, a spoon of sour cream (optional), some green lettuce and enjoy!

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