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Sweet Chili Chicken Burgers with Broccoli Rabe

55 Mins Total



4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

1 Sweet Onion, minced

2 Cloves Garlic, minced

1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped

1 Teaspoon Chinese 5-Spice

1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mustard

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar

1 Egg

1 Pound Ground Chicken

2 Cups Breadcrumbs, made from toasted Martin’s Butter Bread

3/4 Cup Sweet Chili Sauce

6 Martin’s 12-Sliced (Slider) Potato Rolls

Garlicky Broccoli Rabe:

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Cloves Garlic, minced

4 Heaping Cups Chopped Broccoli Rabe

Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Lemon Mayonnaise:

1/2 Cup Mayonnaise

1 Heaping Tablespoon Lemon Zest

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Serves: 6


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2

In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.

Step 3

Transfer onion and garlic to a large bowl and let cool slightly. Stir in the cilantro, 5-spice, cayenne, mustard, salt, pepper, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and egg. Mix well to combine.

Step 4

Add the ground chicken and mix to combine. Add breadcrumbs and mix just until fully incorporated. Divide meat mixture into six even portions, and form into patties.

Step 5

In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the patties to the pan and cook until evenly browned, 3-4 minutes per side. Glaze both sides of each patty with 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce, and transfer the pan to the oven. Continue to cook until the patties are fully heated through, 8-10 minutes more.

Step 6

Meanwhile, prepare the broccoli rabe: in another large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and reduce heat to low. Cook for 1 minute, then add the broccoli rabe and continue to cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

Step 7

Prepare lemon mayonnaise: in a small bowl, stir the mayonnaise, lemon zest, and lemon juice together until combined.

Step 8

To serve, spread mayonnaise onto each bun, then place a patty on top, followed by the broccoli rabe. Finish with the top bun, and serve immediately.

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