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Easy and Juicy Grilled Chicken Burger Recipe

Elle
20 minutes and very few ingredients is all it takes for this delicious meal!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, british, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 300 g Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Slice Whole-wheat Bread (Medium or Thick Slice) I used one 'thin'
  • 1 tablespoon Wholegrain Mustard adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Tarragon or other herbs if preferred, like parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Clove of Garlic Peeled and Chopped Thinly
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 10 Sprays of Cooking Oil

Instructions
 

Prepare the homemade burger seasoning

  • Toast the slice of bread until thoroughly crispy, but not burnt, and break it into pieces before putting it in a food processor to grind into homemade breadcrumbs.
  • In a bowl add the homemade breadcrumbs, dry tarragon (or herb of choice), wholegrain mustard, lemon juice, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper, and mix well. The homemade burger seasoning is ready.

Prepare the homemade chicken burger patties

  • Chop the chicken breasts in tiny dice, 5-7mm (0.2-0.3 inch) in size with a knife or roughly blitz in the food processor; chopping it by hand will maintain more the consistency of the meat while blitzing it will make this step very quick and the result will still be delicious.
  • Mix the chopped chicken breast with the homemade seasoning, ensuring everything is evenly mixed.
  • Once the meat is well covered in seasoning, divide it in four and create the chicken burger patties; ideally, you'd want the patties to be about 1.5-2 cm (0.6-0.8 inch) thick, so they can cook through easily but still keep moist and have a nice bite to them.
  • Warm up a flat or frying pan on medium heat and cover it with 5 sprays of cooking spray; once the pan is warm, put the patties on it.
  • After 2-3 minutes, reduce the flame and allow them cook halfway through; this will ensure you get a nice color on the outer part of the burger at the beginning and then cook it through. This step should take an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the chicken burgers are cooked halfway through, flip them and up the flame to medium again for 3-4 minutes, after which you will reduce the flame and allow them to finish cooking, which should take a further 2-3 minutes [or until thoroughly cooked].
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

These burgers can be kept cooked in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days; reheat until piping hot before serving. 
To freeze, individually wrap the burgers in parchment paper or cling film; they can be kept frozen for up to three months. Before cooking as per the instructions, fully thaw in the fridge. 
Chicken breasts can be swapped for ground chicken, but do not overwork or overpress the meat, as you want it to allow the vapor to pass through to cook it while keeping the patty moist. 
Cooking spray can be swapped for vegetable oil or olive oil. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 18gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 427mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 181IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword grilled chicken burger
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