Adana is a city in Southern Turkey and Adana Kebabs (Kebap) come from that area. They are normally made with ground lamb and put into a large metal skewer and grilled. Since I don’t eat lamb, I made mine with ground chicken. For a different and much easier twist on the traditional kebab, I shaped mine into burgers and used my indoor grill pan but once the warm weather arrives, I will be grilling mine outside on my BBQ. The flavors are so very Turkish. Pair it off with a Shepherd Salad and you have a great meal! I just love international cuisine and the flavors of Turkey and the Mediterranean region are some of my favorites! To see how I made my Turkish Chicken Adana Burgers, keep reading!
|Turkish Chicken Adana Burgers|| |
- 1½ lbs ground chicken
- 4 garlic cloves,
- 1 small onion, cut into quarters
- 1 medium red pepper, cut into chunks
- ¼ cup Italian flat leaf parsley
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. ground coriander
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- ½ tsp. dried oregano
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Add the onions, garlic, red peppers and parsley to a food processor and process the ingredients until they are minced very small. Set aside.
- To a large mixing bowl add the chicken, tomato paste, the seasonings and the vegetable mixture. Mix well and form into small burgers. The mixture will be sort of wet from the vegetables so be careful when forming your burgers.
- Heat your grill pan or outdoor grill to medium high heat and grill the burgers for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until totally cooked. Serve and enjoy!