Vietnamese-Inspired Chicken Patties
Ground chicken can get a bad rap for being bland, but these excellent chicken patties are here to set the record straight. Scallions, cilantro, and fish sauce infuse the meat with intense flavor, and panko breadcrumbs make sure the mixture stays together without getting too mushy. These get served on top of bright white vermicelli noodles and tender lettuce leaves. Then comes the best part of this recipe: the unbelievably flavorful vinaigrette. It’s an all-star combination of fish sauce, sambal oelek, and just enough chile to bring the heat. Cucumbers would be a welcome addition here—serve them smashed so their craggy nooks can soak up the vinaigrette.