Chicken and Tofu Hamburger

Japanese Hamburg

  • By
    The Food Studio
  • Time
    30 minutes
Chicken and Tofu Hamburger

If you're looking for a substitute for beef patties, this recipe is what you're looking for. The minced chicken and tofu give the burger a gentler taste, and the grated radish and ponzu make it refreshing. The dish is also fewer in calories. Light on the tongue and easy on the tummy!

Nutrition per Serving
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  • Protein
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  • Cholesterol


  • 2.82  oz Minced chicken
  • 5.29  oz Firm tofu
  • 0.5  Onion
    • A
    • 0.5  Egg
    • tsp Miso
    • tsp Sake
    • tsp Mirin (sweet sake)
    • 0.1  tsp Grated ginger
    • 0.1  tsp Salt
    • 0.1  tsp Pepper
  • tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 3.53  oz Daikon Radish
  • Green perilla (shiso leaves/ooba)
  • as needed Ponzu sauce


Step 1

Wrap the tofu in a paper towel, place it on a heat-resistant plate, and heat it in the microwave at 600W for 1 minute and 30 seconds. This will drain excess water.

Step 2

Mince the onions. Place in a heat-resistant dish and mix with half the amount of vegetable oil. Heat in the microwave at 600W for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Let cool.

Step 3

Combine the tofu, onions, and minced chicken in a bowl. Mix well and knead by hand. Shape into two oval patties. Make a dent in the middle of each patty.

Step 4

Heat the remaining vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add the burger patties and cook on medium for 3-4 minutes or until it turns brown. Flip the patties over, cover the frying pan with a lid and cook on low for 7-8 minutes.

Step 5

Serve on a plate. Garnish with green perilla and grated radish. Sprinkle with ponzu soy sauce.

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