Hey guys and girls,
This week I’m off gallivanting in the wonderful sunshiney Dubai, but I’ve not forgotten about you guys – oh no, this week I’m sharing a recipe for chicken burgers. These are such a great recipe, they’re a canvas for you to take away and turn into something magical. Myself and Mr Man looove burgers, once, we used this recipe to set us up for a week of burgers, each one unique with a a variety of breads, toppings and sauces. Oh, and naturally, sides.
It’s such a versatile week day meal – I make these in bulk in an assortment of flavours, label my freezer bags, and pop them away. Then just defrost in the fridge in the morning when I need them. You can be healthy, and serve them over salad for a naked burger, or you can go the whole hoard by toasting your bread rolls, slathering in sauce and toppings to nest your little patty and of course, serving with a round of chips (I need to share my recipe for oven baked fries at some point soon!). It’s no secret, I’m usually doing the latter but what’s life without a few indulgences eh?
Here are a few ideas:
- Mexican – a mixture of smoked paprika, cayenne, cumin, oregano with a pinch of chilli. Serve with soured cream, roasted red peppers, salsa and a couple of slices of avocado.
- Lemon and herb – use some powdered citric or a squeeze of lemon juice with some zest and mixed dried herbs. Serve with some Nando’s lemon and herb sauce for a bit of a kick and some caramelised onions to balance the zing.
- Tandoori – use a blend of chilli powder, coriander, cumin and clove powders along with cinnamon, turmeric and paprika. Serve with a minty raita sauce with cool cucumbers and pickled red onions.
- 500g chicken mince
- 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Premade seasoning powder mixes
- Add the chicken mince, breadcrumbs, olive oil, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders into a large bowl and mix thoroughly to combine.
- Separate into six balls.
- Add a teaspoon of spice mix to each burger – I often use something different for each pair, that way I’ve got no shortage of variety to serve myself and Mr Man. Examples include: lemon zest and italian herbs, mexican seasoning, cajun spices, tandoori chicken mix, BBQ powder. It’s a great way to use up whatever old spices you have in your cupboards.
- To cook, heat your frying pan to medium, add a tablespoon of olive oil, flatten your burgers with your palms and cook on each side for around 3/4 minutes with a lid.
- Serve with complimentary toppings in your bread rolls – you can find a few ideas above.
Get creative, get crazy and enjoy!
P.S. do share any exciting creations, I’d love to find a few more burger ideas!