Korean Style Chicken Burgers

Fabulous Korean Style Chicken Burgers on whole grain buns with Gochujang apricot sauce, sautéed mushrooms, cucumber carrot slaw, and a fried egg on top!

Korean Style Chicken Burgers

My heart is genuinely “happy” when we have people over for dinner. Like serving these Korean Style Chicken Burgers! [You may have tried my Best Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers.]

But I’m just as “happy” to eat out and meet friends at a restaurant, or be invited over to their home as well. Eating together is more than the food, it’s the good life, really. It’s the connection we have with one another, and savoring the satisfaction. Or, can we savor satisfaction?

Best Korean Style Chicken Burgers

Korean Style Chicken Burgers

Today I’m sharing a delicious Korean Style Chicken Burger recipe that I think you will love. It’s good enough for company, or just to enjoy with your family, or make ahead and freeze the chicken burgers for later, if it’s just you!

Best Korean Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

Gochujang Apricot Sauce

The sauce is fantastic: Gochujang Apricot Sauce, and it’s definitely worth the time involved to sauté the mushrooms.

Sometimes the extra steps are what makes burgers so good. Like adding a runny egg, for instance. YUM!

Easy Korean Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

How to make chicken burgers

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ground chicken, spices, sesame seeds, green onions, soy sauce, lime, eggs, and almond flour and mix thoroughly.
  2. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop a ball into your hands (TIP: coat hands with a little olive oil to prevent sticking). Flatten ball into about a 1 1/2 inch thick patty, and place on a nonstick baking sheet.
  3. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, flipping burgers about midway through. You can also broil the burgers to caramelize the top.

Easy Korean Style Chicken Burgers

Korean Style Chicken Burgers

Prepare the slaw: Carrots, cucumbers, rice vinegar and honey.

Sauté the mushrooms.

And toast the buns.

Bake the chicken burgers (so good).

How to assemble a burger

This is my favorite part: On the toasted bun, add the patty, shredded cucumber and carrots, apricot sauce, mushrooms, and a fried egg.

Kimchi is optional!

Tasty Korean Style Chicken Burgers

So when I say that eating together with friends makes me “happy,” it really does do something for my soul. Sometimes the word “happy” can be a buzz word. But people are looking for true happiness, trying to find satisfaction and contentment, desiring simplicity.

Tasty Korean Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

I came across part of a book I recently read, called Savor Satisfaction.

The only good life – the one that truly satisfies – exists only when we stop wanting a better one

It is the condition of savoring what is, rather than longing for what might be.

The itch for things, the lust for more – so brilliantly injected by those who peddle them – is a virus draining our souls of happy contentment.

Have you noticed?

A man never earns enough.
A woman is never beautiful enough.
Clothes are never fashionable enough.
Cars are never nice enough.
Gadgets are never modern enough.
Houses are never furnished well enough.
Food is never fancy enough.
Blogs are never perfect enough (I added this!)
Relationships are never romantic enough.
Life is never full enough.

Satisfaction comes when we step off the escalator of desire and say … This is enough. What I have will do. What I make of it is up to me and my vital union with the living Lord.

–Chuck Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way

This was exactly what I needed to chew on this week, and I hope it inspires you as well.

BE HAPPY FRIENDS … but choose happiness in the right way, check your attitude!

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Korean Style Chicken Burgers

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: chicken burgers, hamburgers
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Chicken Burgers

  • 2 pounds or 32 oz ground lean chicken
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp ground or fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch finely sliced green onion
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup almond meal or bread crumbs
  • Whole grain hamburger buns
  • Kimchi optional
  • Fried Eggs

Sautéed Mushrooms

  • 8 oz thinly sliced crimini mushroom
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • About 1/4 c sesame oil
  • Salt to taste

Gochujang Apricot Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Korean gochujang paste
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos or soy sauce

Cucumber Carrot Slaw

  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 3/4 cup shredded cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the burgers and mix thoroughly.
  • Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop a ball into your hands (TIP: coat hands with a little olive oil to prevent sticking). Flatten ball into about a 1 1/2 inch thick patty and place on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, flipping burgers about midway through. If desired, broil burgers to caramelize top after baking (optional). Keep warm until ready to serve.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup sesame oil on medium high heat. When hot, add sliced mushrooms and allow to brown for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Midway through, add coconut aminos, garlic powder, and salt to taste. Keep warm on lowest heat for serving.
  • In a medium bowl, toss carrots, cucumber, vinegar, and honey. Place in refrigerator to keep cold.
  • Toast buns under broiler with olive oil (if desired), then assemble burgers with patty, shredded cucumber and carrot, sauce, mushrooms, fried egg, and kimchi (optional).

More burgers: Taco Burgers [Taste and Tell], Turkey Feta Burgers [Fifteen Spatulas].

Korean Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

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