Thai Chicken Burgers

These Thai chicken burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and topped with a crunchy vegetable slaw tossed with a peanut butter dressing. Ready in about 30 minutes and LOADED with flavor!

These Thai chicken burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and topped with a crunchy vegetable slaw tossed with a peanut butter dressing. Ready in about 30 minutes and LOADED with flavor!

This post is sponsored by Peter Pan Peanut Butter. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

You guys, I did it. I freaking DID IT!!! This Thai chicken burger is hands down my favorite burger I have EVER made!!! I know I just used about 40 exclamation points in 2.2 seconds but this burger deserves them. TRUST ME! I also just realized I capitalized WAY way too many words. Must. Stop.

I have always loved chicken burgers because they can hold a lot of flavors. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you may remember a few of my past chicken burgers – Greek chicken burgers, open face bbq chicken burgers with peach corn salsa or my chicken souvlaki burgers. Basically, I just have a love affair with chicken burgers. BUT wanna know why this one is the best? Thai flavors baby! Not only did I pack these burgers full of herbs and peanut butter (I know. TRUST ME!) but then I went and topped them with a homemade slaw that was dressed with a peanut butter dressing. It’s as though chicken satay collided with Pad Thai and then took a walk down American lane to pick up the burger shape and a bun. It sounds weird but hot damn is it good! 

These Thai chicken burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and topped with a crunchy vegetable slaw tossed with a peanut butter dressing. Ready in about 30 minutes and LOADED with flavor!

This was also my first time trying Peter Pan’s new product – Simply Ground. It’s the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy that is crazy addicting once you start eating. If you’re not into crunchy peanut butter I’m gonna need you to try this because this will totally change your mind. Most crunchy peanut butter is full of big chunks of peanuts but Simply Ground has little nuggets of peanut happiness. That way you still have a nice smooth spread. My favorite part is that it comes with a wide mouth lid that makes it PERFECT for sneaking in apples for an afternoon snack. Plus it’s free of preservatives, colors or additives. And (if you haven’t already guessed!) is perfect for sweet and savory dishes!

These Thai chicken burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and topped with a crunchy vegetable slaw tossed with a peanut butter dressing. Ready in about 30 minutes and LOADED with flavor!

Now a few things to keep in mind with this awesome burger. Do not make the slaw too early or it will get a little watery. No one wants watery slaw. No one. So toss it up right before serving and then pile that slaw on NICE AND HIGH! Oh and sprinkle with chopped peanuts if you’re feeling super fancy.

{Looking for even more burger recipes? Try my chorizo beef burger with crispy onion straws, spiced lamb burger or my cheesy salsa burger. Looking for more chicken burgers? More links in the first half of the post!}

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Thai Chicken Burgers

These Thai chicken burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and topped with a crunchy vegetable slaw tossed with a peanut butter dressing. Ready in about 30 minutes and LOADED with flavor!

Yield: 4 burgers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For burgers:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced mint
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 burger buns

For slaw:

  • 3 cups broccoli slaw
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced mint

For peanut butter dressing:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter 
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Water, desired amount

Directions:

For burgers:
In a bowl add all ingredients except olive oil and burger buns. Mix together until the ground chicken is mixed well with the ingredients.

Divide into 4 burger patties.

Add olive oil to a large pan and set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add in the burgers and cook about 5 minutes per side (or longer!) until fully cooked. Ground chicken is very soft so when the burger gets firm and doesn't feel too squishy in the middle it's a good measure of it's doneness.

For slaw:
Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss to combine. Pour peanut butter dressing over the slaw and toss to combine. Taste and season as necessary. Don't make the slaw too far in advance or it will give off too much moisture and become soggy. I like to pour the dressing over the slaw right before serving.

For peanut butter dressing:
In a small bowl add all ingredients except water. Whisk to combine. If the dressing is too thick thin out with about 2 teaspoons of water.

Note: Ground chicken is very soft and somewhat sticky. This is totally normal and also why I add a few panko crumbs to the meat mixture. Do your best to form the patties. once they cook they hold up beautifully!

These Thai chicken burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and topped with a crunchy vegetable slaw tossed with a peanut butter dressing. Ready in about 30 minutes and LOADED with flavor!

32 Responses to “Thai Chicken Burgers”

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — April 8, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Okay, if you are claiming these are the best burgers you have ever made, I am sold! Can’t wait to try. Pinning !

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — April 8, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I am totally in love with this idea, and I happen to think the peanut butter idea is totally brilliant. And the little hint of mint! Gah! I love the use of broccoli slaw too. Such a good call! {Now I’m the one using all the exclamation points! 😉 }

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    Catherine — April 8, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Dear Brandy, this looks absolutely fantastic! I have to try the new Simply Ground….peanut butter is one of my weaknesses, I know I will love it! Fabulous burger…loving all the flavors. xo, Catherine

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    Tori//Gringalicious — April 8, 2016 at 8:29 am

    This is it, right here, the burger of my DREAMS!!!! I can never go back!

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    Maria — April 8, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I love how you combined high quality peanut butter into this dish, and topped it with crispy, crunch, refreshing slaw! Perfect pairing and beautiful food styling.

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    heather @french press — April 8, 2016 at 9:13 am

    oh baby, this is one sexy burger! and I need to find that peanut buter

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — April 8, 2016 at 10:11 am

    This burger tho!! Wow, it’s beautiful Brandy! I love Thai flavors and that peanut butter sauce would be doused all over mine. Can’t wait to give this one a try!

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    Rachel @ Simple Seasonal — April 8, 2016 at 10:26 am

    This is the tastiest looking recipe I’ve seen all week. I MUST HAVE one of these burgers to nosh on! RIGHT NOW!

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    Cat @ Reader/Eater — April 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    a thai dish without chopped peanuts would be like a bowl of pretzels and no beer. unacceptable.

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    Roxana — April 8, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    This weekend is my husband’s birthday and if I show him this burger, this is going to be his request! Looks and sounds amazing!

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    Citra Kale @Citra's Home Diary — April 8, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    it’s absolutely awesome burger to try.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore — April 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    I’m speechless and unbelievably hungry now! What an exceptional burger. Irresistible.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — April 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Thai flavors are the best!! I can’t wait to try these burgers! They look addicting 🙂

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — April 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Totally making these SO, so soon! I love Thai peanut chicken AND burgers so this is the best of both worlds.

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — April 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    This sounds simply wonderful

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    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah — April 8, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    These look AMAZING! I’ve been craving burgers lately, too – this will be a great change up!

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    Krista — April 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

    The picture itself sells me on eat this! It looks amazing!

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    Alisa — April 9, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I can so see how this would be your favorite burger with all of those amazing flavors! The slaw is genius, too – the perfect crunchy accompaniment. Pinned!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — April 9, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I’m very excited about the Peter Pan simply ground peanut butter. Peanut butter is like my favorite thing in the world and when I go to the grocery store today, I’m going to look for it. Brandy, your Thai chicken burger looks amazing! I’m anxious to try it. I adore all the flavors and textures you’ve combined!!!

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit — April 9, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I just want to eat my screen! This looks great! A good change from a Beef Burger!

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — April 10, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Oh, this burger sounds amazing! No wonder you gave it so many exclamation points, lol. 😉 Love the flavors!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 10, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    There is nothing better than a thai chicken burger!! You win at burgers!!

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    cathy ~ Noble Pig — April 10, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    This burger is everything I love about food.

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — April 11, 2016 at 9:07 am

    What a flavor packed burger and this burger looks positively scrumptious! I love Thai flavors so this is a must make!

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — April 11, 2016 at 10:55 am

    As a full blown obsessed peanut butter addict, I love THESE BURGERS. 1. Chicken burgers are the best. 2. Peanut butter on burgers is so addicting. There’s a place here in Chicago that makes a peanut butter STUFFED burger. OMG we’ll go if you come here again!!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — April 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    This burger needs all of the exclamation points!!!!!! Like ALL of them! WOW! We love Peter Pan’s peanut butter, it’s what a grew up eating so I can’t wait to try this new peanut butter from them!

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    Sabrina Modelle — April 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I also LOVE chicken burgers. I think this one sounds like a total winner- my grill is like “c’mon, bust me out, it’s April already!”

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    cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling — April 12, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I would pay SUCH good money for this burger….just sayin’!!!!

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    Claudia | The Brick Kitchen — April 19, 2016 at 1:28 am

    LOVE this burger so so much! Asian flavours in burgers are the best. What did you mean by broccoli slaw though? Chicken mince is so accessible too, and you really have packed it with flavour -definitely want to give it a try! I made a burger with green mango & papaya slaw recently – so good!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — April 25th, 2016 @ 10:36 pm

      Hi Claudia! Here in the store, we have something call broccoli slaw which is a “slaw” version broccoli stems, with red cabbage and carrots. I like it more than the cabbage slaw mix because it hold up better and stays crispy longer. If you can’t find slaw mixes in your store you can always chop/thinly slice peeled broccoli stem, red cabbage and carrots. Hope you give the burgers a try and love it!

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    Ryanne Williams — May 8, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! It inspired me to make some Salmon Burger’s with Thai Slaw. I used this for inspiration for my first recipe Salmon Burgers with Thai Slaw.

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    Youmeandthekitchen — December 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    This looks so amazing… I am craving burger so this what I am making for dinner tonight…
    Thanks for sharing

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