Chicken Burger: My Way

A good burger is a thing of great beauty and my Chicken Burger strays from minced chicken and a traditional panne comes with a glorious chili Mayo.

A good burger is a thing of great beauty and my Chicken Burger strays from minced chicken and a traditional panne comes with a glorious chili Mayo.

My chicken burger is a rare foray into cooking burgers at home, I have only offered one burger here on Krumpli and it certainly was something I love to eat and surprisingly enough it was a veggie burger. However this chap is a completely different kettle of fish, full on meatiness, but the local lack of good quality beef means my go to home burger is a chicken burger.

Now I have no time for mincing chicken for a burger, it just does not work for me so I go for a whole plump chicken breast. I also avoid the same old, same old approach of using egg, flour and breadcrumbs for the coating.

I love to marinade chicken in yoghurt, it probably comes from my love of Indian food, this yoghurt then becomes the ‘glue’ for the panne. It tastes amazing, it almost gives the chicken a chewy yet crunchy texture that I adore, then add some paprika tones and this chicken burger springs into life.

A good burger is a thing of great beauty and my Chicken Burger strays from minced chicken and a traditional panne comes with a glorious chili Mayo.

If you would have told me a few years ago that my go to condiment for a chicken burger would have been a mayo I would have told you to bugger off, I grew up hating mayonnaise. But I have subsequently discovered that what I hate is the androgynous pasty white gloop that manufacturers have convinced us is mayo.

When I started making my own I discovered something altogether much more pleasing to the palate, it is a simple process, made even simpler if you have a food processor, which naturally I don’t, but a real mayonnaise is incredible rich and full of round flavours and not something apologetic. I do have a homemade mayo post heading your way very soon featuring a video of your very own author putting in a shift in front of the camera.

Of course I will not judge you if you want to use shop bought mayo, I reserve all my judgemental thoughts for people that insist I should drink smoothies and eat ‘power balls’ what ever they are!

A good burger is a thing of great beauty and my Chicken Burger strays from minced chicken and a traditional panne comes with a glorious chili Mayo.
Chicken Burger: My Way

Chicken Burger: My Way

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

A good burger is a thing of great beauty and my Chicken Burger strays from minced chicken and a traditional panne comes with a glorious chili Mayo.ย 


  • 2 Chicken Breasts, Fillet Removed
  • 4 Tbsp Natural Yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • Black Pepper, Good Grind
  • 1 Tsp Sweet Paprika
  • 100 g Bread Crumbs
  • 50 g Butter
  • 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Lime, Juice only
  • 2 Burger Buns


  1. Marinade the chicken breasts in the yoghurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Paprika for at least 4 hours, overnight if possible.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ยฐC.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and then dip in the breadcrumbs to create a light coating.
  4. Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium high heat and then fry the chicken on one side as the butter begins to foam. fry on one side for 3-5 minutes until the colour is a rich golden colour.
  5. Then flip over and place the frying pan in the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 74ยฐC, this should take about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the breast.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest whilst you build your burger.
  7. Mix together the mayo, sweet chili sauce and lime juice.
  8. Now build, I like to start with a layer of finely sliced cucumber on the bun, followed by lettuce, followed by some chili mayo, then the chicken and then repeat with more cucumber, lettuce and that delicious mayo.


I like to keep the toppings simple and fresh for this burger so that the almost chewy coating for the chicken really stands out.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 920 Total Fat: 50g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 28g Cholesterol: 150mg Sodium: 1168mg Carbohydrates: 74g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 18g Protein: 44g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

30 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Chicken burgers are such a refreshing change from beef. The yoghurt marinade and homemade mayo really gives this chicken burger the edge.

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

  4. 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!

  5. Love chicken burgers! Although I’d throw out the cucumbers and throw in lots of pickles ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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.

  6. Ok.. not only do I totally love your idea to marinate the chicken in yogurt (hello BRILLIANT!), but I too am a huge fan of homemade mayonnaise ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s my absolute favorite kind of mayo — my mom used to make it for me when I was a kid!!!! I usually make it with my mixer here… totally need to make a batch with some homemade bread soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Paige, the Yoghurt idea comes from Indian food or Anglo INdian food where chicken is often marinaded in yoghurt before cooking.

  7. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. I adore homemade mayo — especially with lots of garlic for more of an aioli. And on top of that chicken 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. 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!

  10. I feel safe telling you that I could almost – almost – eat store-bought mayo straight from the jar, knowing that we can bond over our common enemy, the smoothie. This chicken burger sounds perfect, Brian. What turns your mayo sauce yellow? Is your sweet chili sauce Thai?

    • Yay to shared enemies, boo to shop bought Mayo… The colour of the mayo definitely changes depending on duck or goose egg but also with the mustard I use, if it is dijon then it is much more pail in complexion, same with chicken over duck yolks. This particular version uses both duck egg and a really wonderful Irish ‘stout’ mustard that is an incredibly vibrant colour. The sweet chili sauce is my own homemade stuff which thins out the mayo and adds an orange tinge.

  11. 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 chicken 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would have no idea where to start with a Vegan Mayo, we have our own ducks and chcikens so eggs are plentiful ๐Ÿ˜€

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