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Grilled Thai Chicken Burgers With Papaya Slaw

Grilled Thai Chicken Burgers With Papaya Slaw

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These burgers are for those looking to cut carbs and fat without sacrificing taste. Ground chicken thighs are combined with coconut cream, spices and herbs, topped with a fresh papaya slaw and tucked into butter lettuce leaves for a unique wood-fired flavored burger.

Prep Time

40 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes




Number of people serving


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Units of measurement:
6 Ounce Papaya
1/2 red onion, sliced
7 Teaspoon lime juice
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Pound Chicken, ground
1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Coconut Cream
1/2 Cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 Clove garlic, minced
2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon black pepper
1 Teaspoon ground cumin
2 Teaspoon lime zest
1/2 Cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 Teaspoon curry powder
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4 butter lettuce
4 hamburger buns


  • 1

    For the Papaya Slaw: In a medium bowl, combine the shredded papaya, onion, 3 Tbsp of the lime juice, fish sauce and the brown sugar. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 3 hours.

  • 2

    In a large bowl, stir together the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, coconut cream, cilantro, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, cumin, lime zest, and remaining 2 tsp lime juice until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. If the mixture seems too wet or dry adjust with breadcrumbs or coconut milk until it stays together.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and curry powder. Set aside.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set grill temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 5

    Using your hands, form the chicken mixture into four equal patties.

  • 6

    Brush each burger with the vegetable oil on both sides. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the burgers reach 165℉ internally. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C


  • 7

    Place each burger on a leaf of lettuce then top with curry mayonnaise and pickled papaya slaw. Top with a second lettuce leaf and serve.

  • 8

    Alternatively, use regular hamburger buns and pile high with the burgers, curry mayonnaise and papaya slaw. Enjoy!

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