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Three buffalo chicken burgers with ranch slaw on a board

Buffalo chicken burgers & ranch slaw

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus overnight chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Marinate chicken thighs in buffalo sauce before cooking on the barbecue for succulent, well-seasoned burgers. It's delicious piled with cool ranch slaw

Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal744
fat41g
saturates16g
carbs52g
sugars19g
fibre5g
protein39g
salt2.3g
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Ingredients

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 100ml buffalo hot sauce
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1½ tsp garlic granules
  • 30g butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 slices monterey jack cheese, cut in half
  • 4 brioche burger buns, split

For the slaw

  • 1 pointed spring cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 50g mayonnaise
  • 50g soured cream
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ bunch of chives, finely sliced

Method

  • STEP 1

    Tip the chicken into a large bowl. Mix the hot sauce with the paprika, maple syrup, vinegar, garlic granules and butter in a separate bowl. Pour this over the chicken, toss, cover and chill overnight.

  • STEP 2

    The next day, make the ranch slaw. Tip the cabbage, onion, celery, mayonnaise, soured cream, vinegar and chives into a medium bowl, then season to taste and mix until everything is well-combined.

  • STEP 3

    Light the barbecue. When the coals are ashen, put the chicken on the grill and cook for 8 mins on each side, basting with the leftover marinade as you go. Alternatively, cook the chicken under a hot grill for 8-10 mins on each side, basting with the marinade. When the chicken is cooked through, put half a slice of cheese on each piece and leave to melt for 1 min. Put two chicken thighs on the base of each bun, spoon over some slaw and sandwich with the bun tops.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2021

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