Chicken Burgers with Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw

Chicken Burgers with Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw

For a fresh take on a burger, give these chicken patties a try. Apples and celery mixed into the ground chicken give the burgers a subtly sweet, aromatic note, while the bright, creamy slaw provides great crunch.

1 lb. ground chicken (not chicken breast)
1-1/2 cups small-diced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 1 large)
1/2 cup small-diced red onion (about 1/2 medium)
1/4 cup small-diced celery (about 1/2 stalk)
5 Tbs. mayonnaise
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. minced garlic
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 tsp. fresh lime juice; more as needed
1-1/2 cups packed thinly sliced red cabbage
4 challah rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken with 1/2 cup of the apple, the onion, celery, 2 Tbs. of the mayonnaise, 1 tsp. of the mustard, the garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Gently mix with your hands and form four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Make an indentation in the center of each one with your thumb.

In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat until shimmering hot. Cook the burgers until golden-brown on one side, about 5 minutes. Flip, and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 165°F on an instantread thermometer, 5 to 9 minutes more.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the remaining 3 Tbs. mayonnaise and 1 tsp. mustard with the lime juice. Add the remaining apple, the cabbage, and 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper; toss to combine. Season to taste with more lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Serve the burgers in the rolls, topped with the slaw.

Serving Suggestions
Serve with a fresh salad and Maple Pan-Roasted Baby Carrots.

Source: Fine Cooking Issue 113 Chicken Burgers