These burgers are the kids’ current favourite. They are very quick and easy to make and can be varied with different toppings. If the chicken breasts are large, you can butterfly them and serve half per child. Plates are cleared every time I rustle them up here and they are requested often – a firm favourite!
To make two burgers:
2 small chicken fillets
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tblsp olive/rapeseed oil
2 brioche burger buns (we love the ones from Aldi)
mayo/ketchup/tomatoes/lettuce/onions/pickles/your choice of burger topping – the possibilities are endless!
Preheat the oven to 190c. Mix the oil and spices together with salt and pepper in a small dish/cup. Put the chicken breasts between two pieces of clingfilm and flatten/bash them with a rolling pin – you want to make them a bit flatter so they cook evenly.
Heat up an oven proof pan – I have a chargrill one I use. (If you are making more than will fit in the pan, you can sear them and finish them off in a foil covered tin in the oven) While that is heating, brush the fillets with the seasoned oil. When the pan is hot, put the fillets on. Sear them on one side for a couple of minutes, then flip over. Cover loosely with foil and pop in the oven to finish cooking – mine took about 15 minutes, but it will depend on the thickness of the breasts – make sure they are cooked through. Remove from the oven and let them sit for a minute – turn the oven off and pop the buns in for a minute to heat.
When ready, load the buns up with the fillets and your favourite fillings and enjoy!