Do you struggle to find chicken dishes that take little time while still tasty? Whether you’re enjoying a well-deserved night in or hosting for friends and family, we have put together some of our all-time favourite chicken burger recipes, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Carry on reading to explore our top 8 burgers; from Buffalo to Katsu, there’s a juicy treat for everyone!
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Chicken burger recipes: Our all-time favourites
Burgers are and always will be a timeless classic. The traditional burger has held its place as the most popular fast food item for as long as we can remember; they are super adaptable, easy to eat and extremely tasty. However, many people don’t realise just how easy they can be to make!
As summer creeps up on us and the weather slowly begins to warm, what better way to prepare than by polishing up on the ultimate summer snack – so when it’s time to get the BBQ out, you’ll be locked and loaded with some of the best chicken burger recipes out there. So, if you’re ready to swap out the traditional beef for some juicy chicken, these recipes are perfect for an easy mid-week meal or a super rewarding weekend treat.
- Crispy Chicken Burger Recipe
- Grilled Chicken Burger Recipe
- Spicy Chicken Burger Recipe
- Cajun Chicken Burger Recipe
- Korean Chicken Burger Recipe
- Pulled Chicken Burger Recipe
- Buffalo Chicken Burger Recipe
- Katsu Chicken Burger Recipe
At our flagship restaurant in Milton Keynes, our most popular chicken option is, by no surprise, fried. So it only makes sense that we start with a simple, fried chicken burger, crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside – after all, you can’t beat the classics.
Cooking the perfect crispy burger is much easier than you may think! Thoroughly cover your chicken in your coating before deep frying until golden brown for maximum flavour and caramelisation – this is the key to achieving the perfect crisp texture, the mere mention of which sets off cravings. Whether you prefer a plain taste or an overload of flavours, this scrumptious sandwich can be added to in order to create the ultimate, crispy burger stack. Check out this video below from The Scran Line for the full recipe, or, you can take a look at our favourite fried chicken recipes here.
Now, for those who prefer a simple, grilled chicken option, don’t worry, this one is for you! Grilled chicken is exposed to an open flame whilst cooking, resulting in a unique taste and texture. Not only is it delicious, but it’s low in calories and fat and has a high nutritional value making it a healthy alternative to fried chicken. These tender grilled chicken burgers from Tastes Better From Scratch need only a small selection of ingredients and can be prepped and cooked to perfection in as little as 20 minutes! This is ideal if you are looking for a nutritious dish that takes little time to plan or prep.
At our sports bar in Milton Keynes, we like to serve our chargrilled chicken burger with avocado, house slaw and mustard mayo. How juicy does this look?
Whilst the fried and grilled chicken burgers we have shown you so far are bursting with flavour, we know better than anyone that some of you are hardcore spice lovers, so we’ve selected this recipe from Tesco Real Food to help you turn up the heat in your home kitchen. For years, people have opted for spicy chicken, but possibly not purely for the taste – the digestion of spicy foods causes your body to release endorphins (happy chemicals). So, not only will you please your tastebuds, but you will be set for some seriously spicy bliss!
A little more on the milder side, this smoky, earthy, spicy blend really is a classic, regarded by many as the ultimate all-purpose seasoning. It’s the perfect balance – with more flavour than the previous grilled and fried recipes, but tamer than the spicy and buffalo ones. If you are looking for a slightly more subtle bite that will still satisfy your tastebuds, this cajun chicken burger can be the perfect, easy lunchtime sandwich or a super rewarding Friday night treat. And it doesn’t get much better than this succulent ciabatta burger from BBC Good Food.
If you prefer something on the sweeter side, this Korean chicken burger might be the one for you. With hints of garlic, ginger, honey, chilli and soy, we consider this burger the perfect combination of sweet, sour and spicy. Perfect for hosting a sporty night in, this dish will surely please everyone. Feel free to check out this fantastic video from School Of Wok.
Bored of regular chicken burgers and want to switch the texture up a bit? Light and moist and bursting with flavour, a pulled chicken burger is a melt-in-your-mouth twist on a traditional chicken sandwich. Slow-cooked to succulent perfection, we can’t stop thinking about this tender burger from The Heirloom Pantry. Why not give it a go for yourself? Or if you don’t fancy getting stuck in, you can enjoy any burger, any side and any beer or soft drink for just £15 Monday-Thursday from 12pm-4pm at Wing Kingz. It doesn’t get much better than that!
It goes without saying that buffalo sauce is one of the most popular chicken flavours ever; with a contrast of spice and butter, its unique taste always goes down a treat. In fact, it is so popular here at Wing Kingz sports bar in Milton Keynes that we offer 4 buffalo flavours ranging from Prince (mild) to Joker (extra hot). Now, it’s time to bring the classic taste to your home.
Of course, the most essential part of this recipe is the all-important buffalo sauce, and with an adjustable spice level, it is guaranteed to hit all the spots. Simply grab yourself a bottle of the original Franks Red Hot Sauce, and slowly melt 3/4 cup of butter in a pan with 2 teaspoons of garlic powder. Whisk well to combine, keep warm and use as required.
For the ultimate buffalo burger experience, stack your burger up with lettuce, slaw and blue cheese on a seeded brioche bun – we think this recipe from My Food Book looks unreal.
Rated as one of Deliveroo’s top 5 sauces of 2022, the traditional Japanese ‘Katsu’ and its distinctive, spice-infused flavour is recognised now as a comfort food worldwide. The notes of onions, ginger, coconut milk, turmeric and other Asian spices make it a taste like no other. This dish can be adapted in many ways, the most appetising of all, in our opinion, being this burger from Tesco Real Food.
It’s time to head to the kitchen…
Now we’ve proven just how versatile the chicken burger is, it’s time for you to try it out for yourself! There’s such a wide variety of chicken burgers and so many ways to make them different. Each recipe is adaptable and can be stacked with whatever toppings you fancy. Whether that’s some melted cheddar, crunchy salad or even a hash brown – the sky’s the limit!
Is cooking not your thing? If you would like to enjoy a delicious burger in the comfort of your own home but would rather leave it to the professionals, our takeaway in Milton Keynes is a great option to get the best of both worlds!