BBQ chicken burgers

BBQ chicken burgers

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(20 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


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts



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  • 4 rashers bacon (optional)



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



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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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Mishaal Naeem's picture
Mishaal Naeem
23rd Jan, 2020
For someone who hosts BBQ and loves a good one, this was a perfect chicken burger. I used bbq sauce, skipped onions and tomatoes, and paired the burger with potato salad - the taste was incredible. The marinade was a big hit. Definitely recommend it.
Cov Blaze Boy
31st Jul, 2017
A great BBQ chicken burger recipe. Needed a change from making hamburgers. Can recommend using smokey BBQ sauce instead of brown sauce. Plus added a slice of oak smoked cheddar too. Awesome burger, full of flavour and the chicken was succulent and juicy. Now it's gone and I want another!
6th Jun, 2013
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.
22nd May, 2013
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!!
6th May, 2013
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!
22nd Feb, 2013
Chicken burger was very delicious! Very easy to prepare and smiles all around the dinner table!
16th Feb, 2013
yes as u said a last minute addition to the bbq menu..will try out on my enzos bbq griller.seems to be good.
19th Jan, 2013
Tasted great, replaced the garlic cloves with garlic puree. Also let the chicken breasts marinate over night in the fridge.
29th Sep, 2012
A question, what is the brown sauce? Is it just another way of saying BBQ sauce? Or is there actually called a 'brown sauce'?
18th Jul, 2012
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.


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