Chicken Burger

  • Cook Time
    25 mins
  • Serving
    1
  • Difficulty
    Easy

This burger is everything you want it to be – juicy, flavorful and amazingly delicious. Burgers generally have a reputation for being unhealthy, but I don’t think that’s necessarily true. That’s why I came up with the recipe for a chicken burger filled with fresh vegetables. It’s easy to make and full of healthy ingredients: veggies, a tender chicken meat and a light flavorful dressing. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.

Chicken burger preparation

Ingredients

Chicken Burger: Directions

Step 1

Toast the burger bun halves in a hot, dry non-stick pan. They should be lightly golden and crunchy.

Chicken Burger 1
Chicken Burger 1
Step 2

Slice the chicken breast in half horizontally. The cutlets should be approximately 1 cm thick. Salt and pepper each slice on both sides. Sear them in a mixture of about 20g butter and 1 tbsp vegetable oil until golden on both sides. It should take about 2 minutes per side.

Chicken Burger 2
Chicken Burger 2
Step 3

Core and thinly slice the tomatoes. Thinly slice the onions and cut the pickle into long thin strips lengthwise. Rinse and dry the iceberg lettuce.

Chicken Burger 3
Chicken Burger 3
Step 4

Prepare the pesto sauce. Using a mortar and pestle, combine the pine nuts, basil leaves and a clove of garlic. The mixture should be chunky, but well-combined.

Chicken Burger 4
Chicken Burger 4
Step 5

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the pesto and grate a small amount of lemon zest into it to elevate the aroma.

Chicken Burger 5
Chicken Burger 5
Step 6

Slowly drizzle in 2-3 tbsp olive oil, constantly mixing it into the pesto until it emulsifies.

Chicken Burger 5
Chicken Burger 5
Step 7

Once the mixture resembles a smooth paste, salt to taste. If needed, add more lemon juice.

Chicken Burger 6
Chicken Burger 6
Step 8

Spread some tomato sauce (or ketchup) and mustard onto the lower halves of the burger buns. It should be spread out all over the bun’s surface.

Chicken Burger 7
Chicken Burger 7
Step 9

Place several tomato slices onto the buns.

Chicken Burger 8
Chicken Burger 8
Step 10

Put several slices of the warm chicken breast onto each bun. They should cover most of the bun’s surface.

Chicken Burger 9
Chicken Burger 9
Step 11

While the chicken is still warm, top it with the slices of cheese. Make sure to work fast so that the cheese melts. If you don’t like american cheese, you can you any other meltable kind such as monterey jack or cheddar.

Chicken Burger 10
Chicken Burger 10
Step 12

Place several pickle slices, the onion slices and lettuce onto the chicken. Pread a generous amount of pesto onto the bun tops.

Chicken Burger 11
Chicken Burger 11
Step 13

Set top buns into place. Press them down slightly so that the burger doesn’t fall apart.

Chicken Burger 11
Chicken Burger 11
Cooking is easy!

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