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Chicken burgers with avocado spread

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Makes 6 patties

Make tasty takeaways that the whole family will enjoy. Adding oats to the outside of the patties gives them a crunchy fibre boost, while soaking the breadcrumbs stops the patties from drying out during cooking.

It is funny how my kids put more salad bits into their burgers when they construct them!

  • 500g chicken mince
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp Thai green curry paste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs, soaked in ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup instant rolled oats, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 6 burger buns


Beetroot slices, tomato slices, fresh lettuce leaves, sprouts, tasty cheese, grated carrot,
red onion, pickles, etc.

1 Combine the chicken mince, onion, garlic, curry paste, cumin, salt and soaked breadcrumbs. Mix well and divide into patties. Roll in the combined oats and sesame seeds, then chill until required for cooking.

2 Mash the avocado with the sweet chilli sauce and sour cream, and season. Preheat a grill pan or barbecue. Spray patties with oil and cook over a medium to low heat for 3-4 minutes each side until golden and cooked all the way through.

3 Serve the patties with the toasted buns and different topping options, then let everyone build their burger.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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