Chicken burger recipe

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Our easy and quick chicken burger is the perfect option when you want something easy but tasty.

chicken burger recipe
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  • healthy
Cooking Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories483 Kcal24%
Sugar6.2 g7%
Fat11.7 g17%
Saturated Fat3.6 g18%
Salt0.95 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein36.1 g72%
Carbohydrates59.1 g23%
Salt0.95 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Our chicken burger recipe goes back to the basics, so you can fill the bun with your favourite toppings. 

This simple buttermilk chicken burger recipe is made with chicken breast and just four other ingredients to create the perfect burger. We’ve kept this recipe simple, so you can decide on your favourite fillings. You could keep it classic with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise, get creative with tzatziki and feta for a refreshing Greek twist, or spice things up with guacamole, jalapeno slices and chipotle paste for a Mexican flavour. 

You could create a healthier version of a buttermilk chicken burger by dipping the breast in panko breadcrumbs after the eggs, before adding to the pan. These are lower in calories, sodium and fat than normal breadcrumbs.


  • 2 large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 125g of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper

You will also need:

  • 1tbsp cooking oil
  • Hamburger buns
  • Your choice of fillings
  • A freezer bag




  1. To make this chicken breast recipe, take one chicken fillet and cut in half horizontally into two thin, equal sized fillets. Repeat with the other fillet then place each piece of chicken into a freezer bag and use a rolling pin to pound the chicken flat.
  2. Season the chicken with a little salt and pepper.
  3. Put the flour into a bowl and season with 1tsp each of salt and pepper or to taste and mix well.
  4. Break the eggs into a separate bowl, lightly whisk then dip each chicken piece in the egg draining off any excess before dipping into the flour mixture.
  5. Heat up oil in a frying pan on a medium to high heat and add in the chicken pieces.
  6. Fry the chicken on one side for 3 - 4 mins then turn over. Reduce the heat to medium then fry for a further 5 - 8 mins or until then chicken is cooked with no pink in the middle.
  7. To make the burger: Place 1 - 2 chicken pieces onto one half of a burger bun.
  8. Add in any filling of your choice. Close the burger and enjoy!

Tips for making chicken burger:

To check if your chicken is fully cooked through, stick a skewer through the side of the breast. If the juices come out clear, that means the chicken is done.

Rachael Martin
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An internationally published digital journalist and editor, Rachael has worked for both news and lifestyle websites in the UK and abroad. Rachael's published work covers a broad spectrum of topics and she has written about everything from the future of sustainable travel, to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world we live in, to the psychology of colour.