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Chicken fillet burger

Chicken fillet burger

Full-on crunchy on the outside but juicy in the middle. These big burgers will satisfy the urge for fried chicken, without the deep-frying. 

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 1 tbsp Essential White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Essential Free Range White Egg
  • 1 tbsp Essential Tomato Purée
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200ml Essential Whole Milk
  • 125g Essential Self Raising White Flour
  • 2 tsp Cooks' Ingredients Hot Smoked Paprika
  • 400g Essential British Chicken Mini Breast Fillets
  • 200ml vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 4 Essential Giant White Baps, halved
  • ½ small red onion, sliced, to serve
  • Handful curly lettuce, to serve
  • Mayonnaise, to serve (optional)


  1. Whisk the vinegar, egg, tomato purée and 1⁄2 tsp salt together in a large jug, then add the milk, whisking until smooth. In a separate shallow bowl, stir together the flour, paprika and remaining salt.

  2. Dip a chicken fillet in the milk mixture, then into the flour, patting away any excess. Repeat this process until thickly coated. Coat all the pieces and set aside on a plate as you go. Discard any remaining flour or milk mix.

  3. Heat 1cm depth of oil in a large frying pan. Carefully place the fillets in the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until dark golden and completely cooked through with no pink meat and the juices run clear.

  4. Drain the chicken on kitchen paper, then serve in the baps with the onion, lettuce and a squeeze of mayonnaise, if liked.

Cook’s tip

Altering the spice in the coating can transform your burger. Smoked paprika gives a deep red colour with a barbecue edge. Use zaatar instead and you’ll be in for a Levantine-style treat, or for simple depth of chicken flavour, try Cooks’ Ingredients Chicken Seasoning.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,368kJ/ 561kcals



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