Crisp chicken burgers with lemon mayo

Crisp chicken burgers with lemon mayo

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Walk past the fried chicken shop knowing you can make this tasty, low-fat chicken burger at home

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal396
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.8g
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  • 4 chicken breast
  • 3 slices white bread, toasted
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • zest 1 lemon, juice from ½



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 ciabatta buns, warm or toasted


  1. Heat grill to high. Put the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of cling film and bash with a rolling pin until they’re about half their original thickness. Whizz the toast in a food processor to rough breadcrumbs, then tip out onto a plate.

  2. Beat the egg and mustard together in a bowl and season. Dip the chicken into the egg, let the excess drip back into the bowl, then press into the toasty breadcrumbs. Put under the grill on a flat baking sheet and grill for about 10 mins, turning once, until golden and crisp on both sides and the chicken is cooked through.

  3. Beat the lemon zest, juice and lots of black pepper into the mayonnaise. Spread some of the mayo onto the bottom halves of the buns, top with a chicken breast and salad of your choice and serve.

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Comments (37)

JayDub79's picture

Made these burgers for the first time last night and they went down really well with my husband and kids. Definitely going to be making them again!

JayDub79's picture

Made these burgers for the first time last time and they went down really well. Definitely going to be making them again!

wilbrak's picture

Delicious! The kids love making it and we all enjoy eating it. Great for the whole family!

JessOwen's picture

Lovely recipe! Has become a weekday favourite - I added a bit less lemon as others had said it was overpowering and it was lovely!

carterr5's picture

First of all loved the recipe. This was fantastic. Slammed in a bit of halloumi for some extra kick. However what we found to much despair was that the lemon overpowered that sweet sweet cheese we put in. Highly recommend serving with some curly fries for that real restaurant experience. Will definitely be making this again !!!!

Lew0777's picture

Didnt add the Lemon to the mayo, but added some chilli, paprika and pepper to the egg and mustard. Also instead i sliced the chicken breast and served in a tortilla wrap with salad and sliced pepper.

Good recipie but definatly needs a little modifying to make it better as i did myself.

chilliemuncher's picture

These are fantastic. I like my food quite spicy so decided to add garlic ginger and chillies.

Excellent !

HB's picture

This was yummy but a bit bland; we spiced them up with different sauces.

abcdefghijord's picture

Made these tonight, were really great. Although next time I wont be making the lemon mayonnaise. Most likely take the advice of claire241 and make a garlic mayonnaise or maybe some kind of harissa mayonnaise. I will also try and bake them in the oven - didn't make the breadcrumbs as I don't have a food processor so just bought golden breadcrumbs which turned out nice too.

Over all, very good and definitely a keeper in my recipe binder!! Very quick and easy to make, worth that little bit of extra effort :)

becca-90's picture

For an exotic twist, Try adding desiccated coconut to the breadcrumbs before coating the chicken :)

deem4986's picture

These were delicious! Simple to make and had a great sense of achievement when munching away on them! Did them in the grill for a few mins on each side to crisp up the breadcrumbs (didn't use ore toasted breadcrumbs) then finished in the oven, served with a side salad and some home made wedges......amazing! Will make much better then what you'd buy in the chappie and healthy too!

kateindublin's picture

Made these for dinner tonight. The finished result was amazing! I was missing some ingredients such as the mustard but the chicken was divine! I used wholemeal wraps instead of ciabattas. Also left out the lemon Mayo as the boyf is not a lemon fan. Served with corn on the cob and some baked oven chips from Gordon Ramsays recipe. Amazing!! Definitely will make again :)

kateindublin's picture

Going to make this tonight as it looks delicious! Would anyone know of a good healthy and low-fat side to go with it? Thanks!

deebareen's picture

These are amazing, I mixed cajun spices in with the egg and mustard, just adds a little extra kick, so yummy! Havnt tried the lemon mayo though!

msprincess's picture

I would love to try this recipe from reading all the rave reviews, was just wondering at what temp everyone was cooking them in the oven at and for how long, as I don't want to use the grill either. Thanks!

pookiegirl's picture

Very boring and plain, and why on earth would you put breadcrumbs on the chicken and then stick it in a bun - very unhealthy and stodgy!!

clareevans's picture

My husband and teenage sons absolutely loved these burgers and they are so easy to make. My husband has coeliac disease and I used Genius gluten free bread to make the breadcrumbs and it worked a treat. Cooked them under the grill and they were fine although had the grill on medium and cooked them for longer than the time stated in the recipe. Will definitely make again! :-)

missjasmine's picture

These are yummy and very filling, my husband looked at me wondering how it would fill him up, he stuggled to finish it. I always make a few baked potato wedges for the left over mayo, light or not I can never waste mayo!!

twar123's picture

Sorry, forgot to rate last message! my mouth is watering just looking at them!!! ***** - five stars so far and i haven't even tried them yet!

twar123's picture

In fact, i will definitely try them!


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