Chicken Burger

259 calories     £0.80     20 minutes (plus 6 hours marinating)

Burgers are such a favourite when it comes to dinner ideas, I do struggle sometimes to understand why restaurants charge so much for burgers when they are so easy to make at home. This burger is less than a McDonald’s one and tastier. Serves 1

All you need is

½ chicken breast

½ tsp chilli

½ tsp lemon juice

1 tsp Italian herbs

Pinch salt and pepper

1 pineapple ring

1 red onion ring

1 courgette ring

Handful of spinach and lettuce

1 fresh wholemeal bun

To make it just

Place the chicken in a zip bag and add the chilli powder, lemon juice, Italian herbs and salt and pepper. Zip the bag up ensuring you keep as much air out as possible. Then using a rolling pin roll the chicken breast so it flattens to around 2cm thick. Then place in the fridge for 6 hours so the spices can infuse.

After 6 hours remove the chicken from the fridge, flatten it further with the rolling pin before placing it in the oven at 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas Mark 7 for 10 minutes flipping halfway through.

Whilst the chicken is in, in a bowl combine the ingredients for the coleslaw mixing it all well.

Check the chicken is fully cooked through before building your burger. Use a wholemeal roll and place the spinach, chicken, pineapple, red onion and courgette in.

The reviews are in 

Friday nights are made better with healthy breaks, sometimes eating mundane vegetables and pasta can be boring and tiresome, so burgers are ideal.

A great way to make your burger looks gourmet is by placing it on a hard bun opposed to a soft bun. Also eggs make it look a look nicer.

Overall, you can’t beat a good burger, and chicken is always a nice alternative to beef.

Where to buy

ASDA Tesco Sainsbury’s
Chicken breasts £3.33 £3.82 £2.90
Chilli flakes £0.70 £0.85 £1.00
Lemon juice £0.50 £0.60 £0.50
Italian herbs £0.80 £0.70 £1.35
Salt £0.29 £0.29 £0.35
Pepper £0.70 £0.70 £1.65
Pineapple £1.00 £1.00 £0.75
Red onion £0.75 £0.79 £0.75
Courgette £0.48 £0.38 £0.48
Spinach £1.75 £1.00 £0.85
Lettuce £0.43 £0.43 £0.45
Wholemeal bun £0.12 £0.25 £0.25

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