Crisp chicken burgers with lemon mayo

Crisp chicken burgers with lemon mayo

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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)

twar123's picture

They look extremely tasty. I might try them one day.

red1ribbon's picture

I have made this twice now and the BF loves it.
I did make a few changes tho. I used just normal breadcrumbs the second time around the toasted ones burn't far too quickly under the grill. I also added some bacon which went down a treat.
With the mayo, does anyone know how long it will keep in the fridge?

claire241's picture

This was a really delicious burger. Went with other's advise and cooked it in the oven rather than the grill which worked well. My fiance is not keep on lemon so blitzed a couple of garlic cloves with the mayo instead. Also melted a cheese slice onto the chicken at the end of cooking. It was a hit!

melemely's picture

This was a super tasty burger, the lemon mayonaise gave it that extra flavour. Will definately be making this one again.

pally2601's picture

made this for my family today nd i made 8 burgers worked out great

laurahartley's picture

made for the whole family with wedges - everybody liked it. will make again.

crap-bag's picture

These are way better tasting and less fattening than the ones you get in fast food places. I've made these 3 times for my bf and he loves them too, I don't tell him it's low fat mayo though!

bobly54's picture

Try grating some parmasan and put in with the breadcrumbs, very nice

vhoracek's picture

Rather than toasting and breaking down the bread slices, it's comfier and easier to just brown readymade breadcrumbs on a dry pan. The lemon mayo goes really well with the chicken!

nicnaknoonah's picture

Fantastic family loved them, cooked them in oven instead of grilling them best chicken burger I have tasted!

mrsnoonoo's picture

Very tasty - cooked in over as suggested. Much better than shop brought. Will be cooking again.

anna22's picture

Delicious! When I made them the second time round I added more breadcrumbs as I found there weren't enough

rebeccam's picture

These were so simple, so tasty and healthy! Can't get better than that!

carolkate's picture

my burger mad kids loved this , a nice change from home made beefburgers

s_coyne's picture

Certainly a favourite with my kids. Tried grilling, but prefer oven baking for about 20-25 minutes. The breadcrumb seemed to cook more evenly that way.

happypad's picture

These are very tasty - especially in ciabatta rolls. Yummy

patchy's picture

The burger was tasty and looked great BUT 10 mins was much too long under my grill; 3 mins per side ample. Breadcrumbed chicken on a bread bun doesn't work at all, leave it out, just spread Dijon mustard on prior to grilling.


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