Colorful Panang Curry Chicken Burgers with Purple Cabbage Slaw

Colorful Panang Curry Chicken Burgers with Purple Cabbage Slaw

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers

Recipe and Photography by Sam Burgess

Are you ready to embark on a flavor-packed journey to Thailand right in your own kitchen? This delicious recipe brings you a delightful fusion of Panang curry and juicy chicken burgers, accompanied by a vibrant purple cabbage slaw. The aromatic spices and zesty lime leaves will transport your taste buds to the bustling streets of Thailand. Let's dive into this mouthwatering culinary adventure!


  • 2 cups finely shredded purple cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1-½ pounds (680 grams) ground chicken
  • Whole packet Verve Organic Panang Curry Paste (approximately 2 tablespoons)
  • Whole packet Verve Organic Panang Curry Seasoning (approximately 1-½ tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon Verve Organic Dried Herbs (lime leaf only), crushed
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons choice of oil (olive oil or vegetable oil)
  • 4 burger buns, split and lightly toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste


Prepare the Purple Cabbage Slaw:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the finely shredded purple cabbage, chopped cilantro, white vinegar or lime juice, ground coriander, ¾ teaspoon of kosher salt, and sugar. Mix well, ensuring that the flavors meld together. Set this vibrant slaw aside to let it marinate.

Create the Flavorful Chicken Patty Mixture:

  • In a large bowl, place the ground chicken, the packet of Verve Organic Panang Curry Paste, the packet of Verve Organic Panang Curry Seasoning, crushed Verve Organic Dried Herbs lime leaf, minced scallions, minced garlic, crushed red chili flakes (if you want to add a kick), and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt. Use a large spoon or your impeccably clean hands to mix everything thoroughly. This aromatic mixture is the heart of your burger!

Sear the Chicken Patties to Perfection:

  • In a large skillet, heat up your chosen oil over medium heat. Carefully place the curry-infused chicken patties into the hot pan. Allow them to cook until they turn a mouthwatering golden-brown and fill your kitchen with fragrant aromas, approximately 4 minutes on each side. To ensure they're perfectly cooked, check that the center reaches 165°F (74°C). Once they reach burger perfection, remove them from the heat and transfer them to a waiting plate. 

Assemble Your Burger Masterpiece:

  • On the bottom half of each lightly toasted burger bun, add a quarter of the sliced avocado. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper to enhance the flavors. Place a warm, savory chicken patty on top of the avocado, creating a medley of delightful textures and tastes. Then, generously pile on a quarter of the prepared purple cabbage slaw. Finish by crowning your creation with the top bun.

Time to Savor:

  • Your Panang Curry Chicken Burger is ready to steal the show! Take a moment to admire the vibrant colors and layers of flavor before taking that first, unforgettable bite.

Chef's Notes:

  • Feel free to experiment with ground turkey or vegan "ground chicken" for a delightful twist on this recipe. The flavors are versatile, so you can adapt it to your dietary preferences.

Now, it's your turn to bring the exotic flavors of Thailand to your table. These Panang Curry Chicken Burgers are the perfect balance of aromatic spices, creamy avocado, and zesty purple cabbage slaw, offering a symphony of taste and texture that will leave your taste buds dancing. Enjoy your culinary adventure!

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