BBQ chicken burgers

BBQ chicken burgers

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
These sticky burgers can easily be rustled up on a warm evening for a last-minute barbecue

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal406
  • fat6g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein43g
  • salt1.96g
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  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 4 rashers bacon (optional)



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 4 large burger buns, sliced in half
  • lettuce, tomato and red onion, to serve



    Lettuce are available in a vast number of varieties, and are either crisp or floppy, growing…

For the sauce and marinade

  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp brown sauce
  • splash chilli sauce (optional)
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed


  1. Make the sauce and marinade by mixing everything together in a large bowl, then put a few spoonfuls aside. Slice halfway into the thickest part of each breast and open it up like a book. Flatten down slightly with your hand, then toss in the bowlful of marinade to coat. Chill for as little, or as long, as you have time to.

  2. Barbecue the chicken for about 10 mins until completely cooked through, turning so it doesn’t burn but is nicely charred and sticky. Cook the bacon at the same time until crisp, if using, and toast the buns. Assemble the burgers with lettuce, slices of tomato, onion and the reserved sauce on the side for dolloping on top.

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Comments (15)

msflexi's picture

I was looking for some new meal ideas as it has become too predictable in my house and i must say this was very tasty! I added thin shavings of parmesan cheese as i love bacon and cheese together deffinitely would recommend this, and leave it marinated for 1 night too.

nataliemary's picture

These burgers are beautiful. We really enjoyed them. When I made the sauce I was abit unsure but was lovely. Defo a new favourite in our house!!

lotlot's picture

i love burgers!
and i think am gonna love this bbq chicken burger...since chicken is the most affordable one here in philippines.
I'll surely try this recipe!

dylanunplugged's picture

Chicken burger was very delicious! Very easy to prepare and smiles all around the dinner table!

bbqpune's picture

yes as u said a last minute addition to the bbq menu..will try out on my enzos bbq griller.seems to be good.

holliemclean's picture

Tasted great, replaced the garlic cloves with garlic puree. Also let the chicken breasts marinate over night in the fridge.

vinsonmai's picture

A question, what is the brown sauce? Is it just another way of saying BBQ sauce? Or is there actually called a 'brown sauce'?

buffduffdan's picture

The sauce was decent although I wouldn't really call it a "BBQ" one. But still a nice recipe and I like the idea of butterflying the chicken to cook it quicker.

leah_aliya's picture

Tried these but did BBQ sauce instead of brown sauce! Was delicious :)

kategoudy's picture

A first class BBQ recipe that's easy to make and everyone will love them. I often BBQ chicken breasts but hadn't thought about butterflying them before - this definitely helps them cook better as not so thick. Will be making these for sure!

pookiegirl's picture

Very tasty but left out the bacon as far too salty otherwise - and too full of fat.

snuggle5's picture

Followed the method exactly.

Used free range chicken breasts and cut them in the thickest part and flattened them as recommended.
Left in the fridge to marinate overnight.
Absolutely yum!! All the kids and adults loved them and also served with blue cheese dressing Delia Smith recipe. Highly recommended and the marinate is cheap and easy to make.

leeheagren's picture

i wish i could cook

foresters's picture

these look so good must try them.

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