Chicken Paella Burgers with Spicy Pimento Mayo

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 23 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 20 burgers
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1 pound ground chicken

1/2 pound Mexican style chorizo sausage, removed from casing

1/2 pound sea scallops, chopped

1 tablespoon tomato paste

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

20 mini rolls

10 butter lettuce leaves, torn in 1/2

4 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

Spicy Pimento Mayo:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 (4-ounce) jar pimentos, finely chopped, juice reserved


  1. For the burger:
  2. Combine all the burger ingredients, except the rolls, lettuce and tomatoes in a large bowl and mix well. Form into small patties about 2 inches in diameter and arrange on a platter lined with waxed paper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to grill.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grill grates and put the burgers on the grill to cook for 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter and serve on mini rolls with lettuce, tomato and spicy pimento mayo.
  4. For the mayo:
  5. Combine all the ingredients and the reserved pimento juice into a small bowl. Mix well until blended and serve with the burgers
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