Chicken Burger with Chilli Mayo

A perfect burger is a beautiful thing and this perfect Chicken Burger is simplicity personified and that chilli and lime mayo, swoon!

Portrait image of a chicken breast burger with lettuce and cucumber and a dollop of chilli and lime mayo

The Perfect Chook Burger.

A great burger is a beautiful thing, I have no time for people that refer to burgers as junk food, burgers are simply magical!

I make duck burgers, venison burgers & pork and apple burgers to name a few!

This little chicken number took me a while to get right and the problem I had was with the texture.

Minced chicken just did not do it for me, even when I used the chicken thighs. They gave it a great flavour but it was all a bit mushy.

Using a whole chicken breast results in the most wonderful texture.

And that little sprinkle of paprika in the egg for the panne is genius! Even if I say so myself.

Portrait image of a chicken breast burger with lettuce and cucumber

The Toppings.

A burger always lives and dies on its toppings and I am a less is more kinda chap!

Seriously if you need to pin your burger together or pick it out of your lap after eating it is a crappy burger!

This recipe relies on the simplicity of cucumber and lettuce, then the most amazing chilli and lime mayonnaise.

I assume in this recipe that you are going to be using store-bought mayo.

But I implore you just once to make your own mayonnaise, it is easy as you can see from the video below.

Whilst store-bought mayo will do in a pinch it does not hold a flame to a homemade mayonnaise!

You need nothing special other than an egg, some decent oil, salt and lemon or vinegar and about 10 minutes.

You will seriously never go back.

Portrait close up image of potato wedges served on a white plate

Serving Suggestions.

This is a big burger!

Even the smallest of chicken breasts outweigh the puny quarter-pound burgers most are used to.

As a result, I would normally just serve this recipe on its own and call it a light dinner or lunch.

But if I were to serve a side it would inevitably be something like potato wedges.

Chicken Burger Recipe with Chilli and Lime Mayo

Chicken Burger Recipe with Chilli and Lime Mayo

Yield: 2 Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This chicken burger uses a whole chicken breast and then tops with a glorious chilli and lime mayonnaise that will make your heart beat faster!


For the Patty

  • 2 Small Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 50 g (2 oz) Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil

For the Burger

  • 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Burger Buns
  • Frisee Lettuce
  • Cucumber


  1. If your chicken breasts have the tenders still attached remove them and freeze for another time.
  2. Crack the egg into a wide flat bowl.
  3. Season the egg generously with salt and add the paprika and beat with a fork.
  4. Sprinkle the flour and bread crumbs onto separate plates.
  5. Take each chicken breast and first coat with the flour.
  6. Then coat with the egg.
  7. The finally coat with the breadcrumbs.
  8. Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan over a medium high heat.
  9. When hot add the chicken breasts "presentation" side down.
  10. Cook until golden which should take 3-4 minutes.
  11. Flip the chicken and transfer to the oven.
  12. Roast at 180°C or 350°F until the internal temperature reaches 74°C or 165°F. This should take 15-20 minutes.
  13. Zest and juice the lime.
  14. Mix together the mayo, sweet chilli sauce, the zest and half of the juice from the lime. Taste and as salt as required.
  15. Thinly slice the cucumber and pick the lettuce.
  16. I like to build my chicken burger in the following order: Bun, mayo, cucumber, lettuce, more mayo, chicken patty, cucumber and more mayo before adding the top!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 869Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 207mgSodium: 1012mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 6gSugar: 15gProtein: 51g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

27 thoughts on this Recipe:

  1. Wonderful recipe which offers a big change from the usual beef burger. Loved these, all the flavours goes so well together, even made hubby run out just to get some cucumber (which I had missed when shopping) and we were right to get it, everything adds something and has it’s place in this recipe! Thanks for sharing this with us 🙂

  2. This chicken burger looks so delicious – I love the inclusion of chili mayo too. I grew up with a dislike for mayo too

  3. Omg Brian, it’s like you read my mind, I was just telling my boyfriend I want to make a reaaally good chicken burger this weekend. I am SO making this!!

    • I think I lost my religion a long time ago and now just worship my belly, this definitely works on that front!

  4. Love chicken burgers! Although I’d throw out the cucumbers and throw in lots of pickles 😉 Definitely going to have to try mixing sweet chilis with mayo, though!

    • You definitely should it works so well! Cucumbers certainly do seem to divide people, I love them but pickles would work just as well, I personally prefer pickles on beef burgers and fresh stuff on chicken burgers.

  5. I’ve never seen a more luscious looking chicken burger — I’m lusting after this and it’s only 7 am !

    • Hehe, thank you so much… Welcome to my world, I usually end up trawling new recipes on US based websites over my breakfast and often find myself wanting the most inappropriate food instead of my delightful but slightly better for me boiled egg and soldiers 😉

  6. I have to admit, I love mayonnaise in all its forms! This sweet chili sauce looks so yummy and the chicken is so crispy. Can’t wait to try!

  7. I adore homemade mayo — especially with lots of garlic for more of an aioli. And on top of that burger — Wow! Wish you were my neighbor!

    • Strange you should say that the batch of mayo I made up for this went into a dip for some breaded chicken drummers loaded with raw garlic and lemon, a proper garlic lovers treat 😉

  8. A man after my own heart I too used to dislike mayonnaise growing up. Since becoming a foodie I’ve managed to successfully make my own homemade vegan mayo. I cannot wait until you disclose your rendition in video format and lastly this burger looks scrumptious btw.

    • I’ve been processing the video this afternoon, it was fun to make but let’s just say I am not preparing my Oscar speech for next March 😉 I would have no idea where to start with a Vegan Mayo, we have our own ducks and chcikens so eggs are plentiful 😀


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