Italian-style chicken burger & chips

Italian-style chicken burger & chips

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

These crowd pleasing pesto burgers and polenta chips are light and combine great Mediterranean flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
495
protein
33g
carbs
54g
fat
18g
saturates
7g
fibre
4g
sugar
4g
salt
2.08g

Ingredients

  • 500g pack ready-cooked polenta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 25g dried breadcrumbs
  • 25g parmesan
  • 125g ball mozzarella
  • 4 ciabatta or burger buns, lightly toasted
  • salad leaves, to serve
  • SunBlush tomatoes, to serve
  • fresh basil pesto, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the polenta into thick chips and rub all over with a little oil. Spread out over a baking sheet and cook for 20 mins until golden. Cut each chicken breast in half, lightly flatten using a rolling pin or heavy can, then rub all over with oil. Spread the breadcrumbs and Parmesan out on a plate, then dip in the chicken to coat.
  2. Place the chicken on another baking sheet and cook for 10-12 mins until just crisp and cooked through. Place a mozzarella slice on top and return to the oven until starting to melt. Pile the burgers onto buns with some salad leaves, tomatoes and a dollop of pesto. Serve with the polenta chips.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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pookiegirl's picture
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Again, sticking a chicken in breadcrumbs in a burger, come on, enough already!!! Sickly, stodgy and fattening!!!

emsmith's picture
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This is a regular in our household now. The crunchy-coated chicken, along with the mozzarella and pesto is a winning combination and the polenta chips make a lovely change from the norm.

kuifke's picture
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A very nice dish with a good presentation.

pingu80's picture
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These were really tasty and really easy to make, went down really well with me and my husband, will definitely make again.

bcowley's picture

so delicious.

vizavi's picture

delicious

MaxxyysMum's picture
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Wow, this went down brilliantly with everyone in my family, and was so quick and easy to prepare. My teenage daughter is very fussy and didn't have the pesto or tomatoes, but even she declared the end result "better than MacDonalds"! Btw, I couldn't find ready-cooked polenta, so just bunged in a few oven chips for those that wanted them.

barney123's picture
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Really good. Went down well with family. Have already made this twice.

jambubble's picture
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I loved this recipe even my sister happily munched upon it, and she's a very fussy eater.

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