Crispy Chicken Burgers with Sticky Chilli Sauce

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The combination of the saltiness of the chicken with the sweetness and then the spiciness of the sweet chilli sauce enhances the taste of the burger. Here’s how to make this incredibly delicious crispy chicken burger.

For the chicken burger you will need:

  • 3 – 4 large chicken breasts, cut in half lengthways to make thinner portions
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and add the chicken. Marinate for at least an hour, preferably overnight.


  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 egg, beaten

Mix together all the ingredients, except the egg, for the coating. Dip the marinated chicken pieces in the egg and then into the flour coating. Place a saucepan of vegetable oil on a hot fire and bring the oil up to temperature. When nice and sizzling, add the chicken pieces and cook until golden brown and cooked through. Dip in the sticky chilli sauce and assemble the burgers.

Sticky chilli sauce:

  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

Add a small saucepan to a heated grill and add all the ingredients. Cook and stir for 3 minutes and set aside to cool.

To serve your crispy chicken burger:

  • Toasted buns
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Jalapeños for extra bite
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