Crispy Japanese-style chicken burgers

Crispy Japanese-style chicken burgers

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins plus marinating


Serves 4
Marinade strips of chicken thighs in soy sauce, garlic and ginger, then coat in cornflour and fry for these quick and easy burgers

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal715
  • fat34g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein39g
  • salt2.4g


  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and finely grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 100g mayonnaise
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into strips
  • 100g cornflour
  • sunflower oil, for frying
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 4 large or 8 small soft burger rolls
  • 2 Baby Gem lettuces, shredded


  1. Mix together the mirin, garlic, soy and ginger to make a marinade. Mix 1 tbsp of this into the mayonnaise, then cover and chill. Put the chicken in a large bowl, pour over the remaining marinade and leave at room temperature for 10 mins, or longer in the fridge if you have time.

  2. Spread the cornflour over a plate and roll the chicken pieces in it until coated. Heat 2cm oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Carefully add one-third of the chicken and fry for about 8 mins, turning occasionally, until crisp and cooked through. Lift from the oil, set aside on kitchen paper, then repeat with the rest of the chicken. Serve in the rolls with the mayonnaise and lettuce.

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22nd Feb, 2020
This was such an easy dinner to make and tasted really good!
1st Apr, 2018
This recipe is very tasty and had no complaints from some very fussy eaters! It was also quick to prepare. I used light soya on half the chicken strips and dark on the other half...not a major you could use either.
4th Dec, 2014
Delicious!!! Delicate in flavours but very tasty. Used Chicken breast and sliced into fillets, but next time I would either slice a chicken breast in half or flatten. Can't wait to make again.
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28th Nov, 2014
Really tasty and easy to prepare.
9th Oct, 2015
Fabulous. Not usually a fan of fried food. And worried that garlic mayo was too much...but they fought over eating the last bits of chicken and to scrape out the mayo pot. Fast. Easy and very tasty.
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