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Sweet & Sour Chicken Pita Burgers

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“Who couldn't use another burger recipe? This one is for when you fancy something a bit different. It is packed with herbs and topped with a tangy sweet and sour sauce. These burgers are different, easy, pretty healthy and, best of all, yummy! This make four pretty big burgers. The cooking time includes the 30 minute chilling time.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the garlic, green onions, cilantro leaves, ginger, pineapple chunks and soy sauce into a food processor and blitz for about 45 seconds to 1 minute until everything is chopped up very finely. You want the mixture to almost be a paste.
  2. Scrape the mixture into a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Put the raw chicken into the food processor, in batches if necessary, and whiz for a minute or so until it is very finely chopped up and looking close to ground chicken.
  4. Put into the bowl with the first mixture and add in the breadcrumbs and egg.
  5. Use your hands to combine all the ingredients, making sure everything gets well mixed in with each other.
  6. Form into four burger patties and put into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes or longer.
  7. Once the burgers are ready either cook them in a skillet with a bit of oil for 5 minutes on each side or cook on a Foreman type grill for about 10 minutes. Either way make sure the chicken is fully cooked before finishing.
  8. While the burgers are cooking put the pineapple juice into a small bowl and mix with the cornstarch. Put to one side.
  9. Put the ketchup, rice wine vinegar, pineapple chunks, soy sauce and sugar or Splenda into a saucepan.
  10. Turn the burner on to a medium high heat and stir just to combine the ingredients.
  11. Pour in the pineapple juice mixture and stir until the mixture thickens up. This only takes a matter of minutes so keep a close eye on it because it can very easily burn.
  12. Toast the pita breads and split them open lengthwise.
  13. Stuff them with whatever you like in your burger. We went with just some crisp lettuce.
  14. Then put one burger into each pita and spoon on the amount of sweet and sour sauce to fit your taste. Keep a napkin handy because they can get messy!

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