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Chicken Burger & Chilli Mayo

My chicken burger takes a whole chicken breast and adds a crispy breadcrumb coating and serves it with a delicious & simple chilli mayonnaise.

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, fish burgers & pork and apple burgers to name a few!

This burger 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, one that I also use in my jerk chicken burger and peri peri chicken burger recipes.

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

The word pane is then name for dipping food into flour, egg, then breadcrumbs. It is a technique you will see in dishes ranging from my chicken goujons through to a classic chicken Kyiv.

I use exactly the same process to make cornflake chicken breasts which would also be wonderful on this burger!

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 rubbish 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 patty 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 or even these fried potatoes.

Cheesy fried polenta chips also work wonderfully with this simple burger.

Something like this super simple tossed green salad would work a treat too!

Square image of a chicken breast burger with lettuce and cucumber with a bowl of chilli and lime mayo
Yield: 2 Burgers

Chicken Burger Recipe with Chilli and Lime Mayo

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This chicken burger uses a whole 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 (1/2 Cup) 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 burger in the following order. Bun, mayo, cucumber, lettuce, more mayo, chicken patty, cucumber and more mayo before adding the top!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

Did you make this recipe?

If you made this recipe, I'd love to see what you did and what I can do better, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @krumplibrian and tell me how it went!


Monday 12th of November 2018

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 :)

Brian Jones

Thursday 15th of November 2018

Thank you Nina, glad you enjoyed them :)

Brian Jones

Thursday 1st of February 2018

The yoghurt on the chicken really adds so much.


Thursday 1st of February 2018

OMG! I want one right now. The pictures have me wanting some.

Brian Jones

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Thanks Jacque.

Brian Jones

Sunday 5th of June 2016

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

Byron Thomas

Monday 9th of May 2016

That's one burger I could lose my religion over! Brian, this burger looks absolutely delicious!

Brian Jones

Sunday 5th of June 2016

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

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