How to make a chicken burger

Here’s how to make a chicken burger from the co-founder of Honest Burgers, Tom Barton. Here he shows you how to make a chicken burger in just a few steps, and explains how they keep their meat so juicy throughout the cooking process. The secret, he says, is brining your meat before you begin. This quick and simple solution is made from a mixture of sugar, salt and water. At Honest Burgers they serve their chicken burger with a mustard, lemon and black pepper mayonnaise, crunchy lettuce and juicy tomatoes for a simple but delicious meal. Tom also shows you how to cook a chicken breast to perfection, leaving it cooked through but still succulent and juicy. Once you’ve mastered how to make a chicken burger in this simple way you can have lots of fun giving it your own twist. You could add a Cajun rub to the chicken for something a little bit different, or serve it up with cheese, bacon and pickles for a more American feel. However you serve it one thing is for sure, it’s going to be delicious. This recipe serves four, so make sure to scale it up or down if you’re cooking for just a couple of people or a big crowd.

Ingredients

For the brine:

  • 500ml water, plus 1.5 litre cold water
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 3tbst salt

For the burgers:

  • 4 free range chicken breasts, butterflied
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tomato, thickly sliced
  • 1 little gem lettuce, shredded
  • 4 burger buns, sliced in half

For the mustard mayonnaise:

  • 4tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Chips, to serve