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Burger Challenge: The Garlic Chicken Curry Burger

By Mike Thayer 

IMG_20170630_124657_285 (2)Can a person get tired of eating just burgers?  HECK NO!

In a celebration of summer, yours truly is celebrating with what is THE iconic food of summer, the burger.  For a week, lunch and dinner will feature some sort of burger, starting off with a classic cheeseburger and then going on an adventure from there.  The adventure will travel through flavors from around the globe, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and more!  There will be a variety in spices, toppings and meats!

For Day 5, it's lunch in India!  This burger features a mixture of ground chicken, garlic and curry.   Add in a garlic/curry/ginger aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion and cucumbers (nope, not pickles) and this burger delivers some excellent international flare!    

The Garlic Chicken Curry Burger


  • One pound of ground chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • One egg, lightly beaten
  • Garlic/curry/ginger 'aioli'
  • Hamburger buns, sesame is the choice here
  • Sliced tomato (optional)
  • Sliced onion (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Sliced cucumber (optional)
  • A few tabs of butter and a bit of garlic to toast the buns
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, mix the ground chicken and all seasonings on the list down to the egg and yes, include the egg.  Mix until incorporated and refrigerate for at least one hour to let all those flavors marry.  After chilled, form the patties and grill the burgers over direct heat, about five minutes per side.    Toast the buns with garlic butter, then assemble the burgers with the aioli, salt/pepper to taste and other toppings as desired.  Enjoy!  

For the aioli:  Mix together two heaping tablespoons of mayonaise, and healthy dashes of garlic powder, curry powder and powdered ginger.  Set aside for dressing the buns.

This burger cost only about $2.00 to prepare.  Try spending just that at a fast food restaurant for all that garlic and curry deliciousness!

Stay tuned for more great burger recipes like the "Classic," "Idaho," "Meatloaf," "Pizza," "Thanksgiving," "Cajun," "Mediterranean," "California," "Mexican," "Garlic Chicken Curry" and more, it's the Burger Challenge!






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