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Fried Chicken Burger

Fried Chicken Burger

Chicken Breast Burger

This is an easy recipe for a fried chicken burger.

Sometimes, when time is limited we just want a simple quick and tasty meal at home. Then we will make this fried chicken burger recipe.

It is very easy and quick to make on the hob, but can just as easily be made using your BBQ, if you have that heated up.


chicken fried burger


The key to this recipe is to get the right chicken spice rub to marinate your chicken. I have used a sweet and sticky chicken shaker seasoning from Cape Herb and Spice, a South African company that produces some wonderful BBQ spices and rubs.

We have tried a few of their products over the years and this one really is good. It brings real life to your chicken breast and you do not have to marinate for very long for it to flavour the meat (although, of course, the longer, the better!).

crispy chicken burger

Fried Chicken Burger


You can always use your own preferred seasoning. If you were wanting to make a spicy chicken burger for example, then maybe you may prefer to use a peri-peri sauce instead. Or maybe you can try making your own seasoning with some cayenne pepper, garlic powder, turmeric and chilli? It’s up to you. We like our sweet and sticky chicken shaker.

Or maybe you want to make a crispy chicken burger? Then you could use my pan-fried chicken breast recipe to make some crispy breaded pan-fried chicken to go in the burger.

This could be a better and cheaper alternative than going to your local McDonald’s for a McCrispy or crispy McFillet.

Which salad to use in these fried chicken burgers?

Any burger is never complete without some salad ingredients of course. In this chicken burger recipe, I have kept it extremely simple. Just some rocket and sliced tomato.


chicken breast burger


But do not let me stop you from including some sliced gherkins, cucumber, mashed avocado, roasted pine nuts, cheese, onions, bacon or in fact anything else you might fancy. You may even want to try a different sauce rather than Hellmann’s. Like a honey mustard and dill sauce, for example, perhaps?

It’s up to you.

One of the great things about chicken burgers is that they offer a healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers. Chicken is a leaner meat than beef, meaning it contains less fat and fewer calories. This makes it a great choice for those who are watching their weight or trying to maintain a healthier diet.

But remember this burger is all about the chicken. Quick, easy and tasty.  As long as you have the right seasoning it’s always good.

So next time you’re in the mood for a burger, consider trying a chicken burger instead. Not only will it offer a delicious and healthier option, but it also provides a refreshing change from a standard beef burger.

If this does inspire you to make something similar, let me know what you used to improve this simple recipe in the comments section below!

How to make a fried chicken burger

chicken burger

Fried Chicken Burger

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This is a quick and easy recipe for a simple fried chicken burger. Super easy and very tasty.


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 tomatoes
  • A handful of rocket (rucola /arugula)
  • 3 burger buns
  • Chicken rub (I use Sweet & Sticky Chicken Shaker from Cape Herb and Spice)


  1. Cut the chicken into strips, and cover in your chosen rub. Let the spices marinate the meat for 5 minutes.
  2. Then fry the chicken pieces in some oil in a skillet, turning regularly, until cooked through. About 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  3. While you are frying the chicken, slice the tomato and spread the Hellmann's on the inside of the burger buns, top and bottom.
  4. Place the rocket on the bottom bun, followed by the sliced tomato.
  5. When the chicken is cooked add a few pieces to each bun and close with the upper bun half.


You may wish to toast the buns to vary this meal.

The above quantities makes 3 burgers.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 401mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 37g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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