This is a Gwyneth Paltrow recipe I have adapted to make it a little more healthy and to finish it off. These hamburgers are authentic Thai flavoured and really are delicious. Try them with some caramelised onions while you have the grill going. You can make these little babies in bulk too just freeze and you have a ready to go meal in minutes. If you are looking for something more exotic for your next BBQ rather than the usual sausages and steaks then try these Thai chicken burgers.


  • 1 1b. ground chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, very finely minced
  • 1 tsp. very finely minced red chili
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. canola, grapeseed or safflower oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled, sliced into ribbons
  • 1 cucumber finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 6 wholegrain hamburger buns


  1. Thoroughly mix the chicken with the garlic, cilantro, shallots, red chili, fish sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. Form the mixture into 4 burgers, each about 3/4 inch thick.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat.
  4. Rub each burger on both sides with a bit of oil and grill for about 8 minutes on the first side and another 5 minutes on the second, or until nicely marked and firm to the touch.
  5. Garnish your burgers with the sliced carrot, cucumber and coriander and serve on lightly toasted buns with a side of sweet chili sauce.