Healthy Thai Burgers

thai chicken and pork burger with avocado, pickled carrots and lettuce on a parchment covered plate.

Healthy Thai inspired chicken and pork burgers with quick pickled carrots and sriracha sauce are a fresh, delicious twist on burger night!



For Burger Patties

  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 green onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For Sriracha 'Mayo'

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise)
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • squeeze of lime

For Serving:

  • 4 buns
  • quick pickled carrots
  • lettuce (I like butter lettuce)
  • thinly sliced cucumbers
  • basil (Thai basil if you can find it)
  • cilantro
  • sliced avocado
  • sliced fresh jalapeño


  1. In a large bowl, combine all burger patty ingredients and mix well to combine. I use my hands to squish it all together. 
  2. Using wet hands, shape into four patties and place on a plate. Refrigerate until ready to grill. 
  3. Make the sriracha sauce. In a small bowl, whisk yogurt or mayo, sriracha, and and lime. Taste and adjust as necessary.
  4. Thinly slice veggies for topping burgers.
  5. Heat grill to medium high heat. Grill patties for 5-6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. 
  6. If you'd like, place the buns on the grill for a few minutes to lightly toast the insides.
  7. Serve burgers with sriracha sauce and any other toppings you'd like.


  • Use wet hands when forming the patties to prevent the meat from sticking to your hands.
  • Make sure the patties are cold before grilling. This helps them stay together on the grill better.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can use a grill pan or skillet on the stove.
  • For less spice, use half the chili flakes.
  • You can double the recipe to use a whole pound of chicken and pork. Uncooked patties freeze well!
  • If you don't have fish sauce, omit it or use a dash of soy sauce.

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