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Homemade Chicken Burger Recipes

Gordon loves cooking and experimenting with food. He loves making new dishes, particularly with unusual or underused ingredients.

Spicy chicken burger with roast potatoes.

Spicy chicken burger with roast potatoes.

Why I Love Chicken Burgers

Chicken burgers are like any other type of chicken dish in that they offer almost limitless opportunities for experimentation. This is simply because chicken is such a truly versatile foodstuff. Chicken works with spices, herbs, most vegetables, certain fruits and even other types of meat.

These recipes are three very different chicken burger creations, each one delicious in its own unique way. Hopefully, you will not only try out these ideas, but you'll be inspired to come up with your own delicious chicken burger recipe.

Battered chicken breast burger with pineapple salsa and fries.

Battered chicken breast burger with pineapple salsa and fries.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 15 min

Ready in: 30 min

Yields: One servings

Battered Chicken Breast With Pineapple Salsa Recipe

  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 pineapple ring, finely diced
  • 1 red chilli pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons roughly chopped coriander leaf/cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and chopped/sliced in to fries
  • 1 skinless chicken breast fillet
  • 2 tablespoons self-raising/rising flour
  • 1 soft bread roll, halved horizontally
  • 2 or 3 lettuce leaves


  1. Put the tomato, pineapple, chillies, garlic and coriander in to a bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir well, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until required.
  2. Fry the chipped potatoes in medium hot oil for around five minutes. Set aside to drain on kitchen paper and cool.
  3. Put the flour in a flat bottomed bowl and season with salt. Slowly pour in cold water as you whisk with a fork until you have a medium thick batter.
  4. Make sure the deep frying oil is pretty hot. Dip the chicken in the batter, allow any excess to briefly drip off and carefully lower the breast in to the oil. Fry for about three minutes each side or until the batter is nicely crisp. Lift to a plate covered with kitchen paper. Very importantly, allow it five minutes to rest before you add it to the roll. This time can be used to give the fries a second frying in hotter oil until they are also nicely crisped.
  5. Lay the lettuce leaves on the bottom half of the sliced roll, followed by the chicken breast. Spoon on some salsa and close the roll.
  6. Drain the fries again on kitchen paper before plating alongside the roll.
Curried chicken burger served in naan bread with mango chutney, spiced onions and raita.

Curried chicken burger served in naan bread with mango chutney, spiced onions and raita.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 20 min

Ready in: 35 min

Yields: One serving

Curried Chicken Burger With Mango Chutney Recipe

  • 6 ounces diced chicken breast meat
  • 2 slices of bread made in to crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon medium curry powder
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Vegetable oil for shallow frying
  • 1 10-inch naan bread
  • Red, green and yellow bell pepper slices (about ¼ each type of pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon mango chutney
  • Indian spiced onions to serve
  • Cucumber and mint raita to serve


  1. Put the chicken, breadcrumbs, curry powder, garlic and green chilli in to a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix the ingredients very thoroughly. Roll in to a ball and flatten in to a patty between three-quarters of an inch and an inch thick.
  2. Gently heat a little oil in a non-stick fryin pan and lay in the burger. It should take about ten minutes each side to cook.
  3. When the burger is ready, turn off the heat and push the pan to a cool part of the stove. Leave it alone for five minutes to rest.
  4. Follow the instructions on the pack for reheating your naan bread. This usually takes no more than a minute.
  5. Cut the naan in half across the way and lay the larger piece on your serving plate. Form a bed with the bell pepper slices. Spoon the spiced onions and raita in to ramekins and lay alongside.
  6. Lift the burger on to the bell peppers bed and spoon on the mango chutney.
  7. Put the second piece of naan on top and serve - perhaps with a bottle of ice cold, authentic Indian beer...
Succulent chicken breast, spice, and herb burger served with crispy roast potatoes.

Succulent chicken breast, spice, and herb burger served with crispy roast potatoes.

Cook Time

Prep time: 40 min

Cook time: 50 min

Ready in: 1 hour 30 min

Yields: Two servings

Herbed Chicken Breast With Roasted Potatoes Recipe

  • 10 to 12 baby new potatoes, or as required
  • 8 ounces chicken breast meat, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 birds' eye red chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaf/cilantro, plus extra to garnish
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 burger buns, split and lightly toasted
  • 6 slices of tomato
  • 2 teaspoons soured cream


  1. The potatoes should be left unpeeled and simmered in salted water for roughly half an hour until just soft. Drain them, cover them and allow them to cool.
  2. Combine the chicken, chillies, breadcrumbs, garlic and the tablespoon of fresh coriander in a bowl with some seasoning. Mix by hand, not with a spoon - it is not only easier, it is more effective and saves on the washing up. Divide in to two equal portions, roll in to balls and flatten between your palms as you would any burger patty.
  3. Heat some oil in a frying pan and cook the burger patties for eight to ten minutes on a low to medium heat until done. Turn off the heat and push the pan to the side to allow them to rest for five minutes.
  4. While the burgers are cooking, you should rub the skin from the potatoes. They should then be deep fried in hot oil while the burgers are resting.
  5. Lay a burger on the bottom half of each toasted bun. Add the tomato slices, followed by the soured cream and a sprinkling of the remaining coriander.
  6. Plate the roast potatoes and add the tops to the buns to serve.

© 2013 Gordon Hamilton


Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on October 01, 2015:

Thanks everyone for the comments. I'm glad so many people like at least some of these ideas and I hope any of you who try them thoroughly enjoy your meal.

Peter from Australia on September 21, 2015:

All of your Chicken Burgers look delicious... However if I am forced to pick one I will have the Battered Chicken Breast Burger with Pineapple Salsa and Fries :) I will bookmark this one for the next time I fire up the BBQ :)

BTW Congrats on the HOTD award :)

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on September 21, 2015:

Very interesting recipes, perfect photos. I will certainly trying these recipes

Congratulations for HOTD, you deserve it.

Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on September 21, 2015:

Chicken burgers are the best but so rare to find in the grocery store. I usually end up having to make my own chicken burgers from ground chicken and other ingredients.

C E Clark from North Texas on September 21, 2015:

Your burgers look delicious! Contratulations on HOTD!!

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on September 21, 2015:

These chicken burgers look delicious and easy to prepare. Thanks for the great instructions and recipe ideas.

KonaGirl from New York on September 21, 2015:

Congrats on "Hub of the Day"! These chicken burger recipes look and sound delicious. I can hardly wait to try them. I especially like that they are made from chopped chicken breast instead of ground chicken. I pinned this hub to my Pinterest "Sammies" board at https://www.pinterest.com/konagirl/sammies/

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 21, 2015:

I use to love chicken burgers but couldn't sell anyone else on them but this article sure is making me crave one; think I will just please myself! They really do have so much more flavor than a burger! Thanks for sharing.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on September 21, 2015:

Gordon, congrats on HOTD! Great recipes---but hold the chili peppers for me, please!

RTalloni on September 21, 2015:

Congrats on your Hub of the Day award for this very tasty looking burger. Though it's morning now, the ingredients make me want it immediately.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on September 21, 2015:

Sounds good. A great alternative when a hamburger is not on the menu for the day.

Congrats on HOTD

Angels are on the way this morning ps

Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on September 07, 2013:

Thanks for visiting, bizg and epbooks. I'm sure these ideas would work very well with a number of different types of vegetarian burgers.

bizg from USA on September 06, 2013:

Yummy for my Tummy!! will try it soon

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on September 06, 2013:

Sounds delicious. I am a vegetarian, but these recipes would work perfectly on a veggie burger too!

Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on September 05, 2013:

Thanks, ignugent17 and peachpurple

Hope you enjoy it when you give it a try Thelma :)

Thank you Suzanne. The spicy one was probably my favourite as well.

I'm sure they would grill well, lifelovemystery though I haven't personally tried. Hope you enjoy.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on September 04, 2013:


Michelle Orelup from Las Vegas, NV on September 04, 2013:

I love to grill, but had not considered a chicken burger. Your recipes look really good and I want to try the Spicy Chicken Burger with Roast Potatoes.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on September 04, 2013:

Hi Gordon,

I love chicken and your spicy chicken burger in particular sounds and looks a serious yummy burger! have to definitely give this and the others a go, right up my alley, tasty and healthy!!

Another 5 star hub, you do such fantastic recipes and tutorials, I am an avid fan!

Up, useful, awesome, interesting, shared and pinned!

Thelma Alberts from Germany on September 03, 2013:

Yummy! This is an enjoyable read for me although I´m getting hungry now. The step by step instructions are easy to follow while the photos are so inviting that I wanted to dig in. Thanks Gordon for sharing. I´ll try this soon.

ignugent17 on September 03, 2013:

Very useful and looks very healthy. I might try this recipe but without chilly.

Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on September 03, 2013:

I think many people overlook chicken when it comes to burger options, randomcreative, which is a shame. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give them a try.

Glad I helped inspire you, Sue :) I promise, as is so often the case with different foodstuffs, the homemade variety are a world apart from the commercial "products..." Enjoy!

Susan Bailey from South Yorkshire, UK on September 03, 2013:

I never really fancy commercial chicken burgers and because of this have never ventured to make my own. I do think I will have a go now. You have inspired me. Thanks. Voted up and useful.

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 02, 2013:

I have never made a chicken burger, but I cook with chicken all the time and really need to give it a try. As always, such a great variety here. Pineapple salsa sounds so inspired, and I love the naan idea. Thanks!

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