Recipe: Italian Chicken Burger


Chicken burgers are fantastic by themselves... We take it to the next level by adding pesto and mozzarella. Easy to make and perfect for a mid week balanced meal, this burger is much better than any takeaway!


  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp jarred red pesto
  • 2 slice(s) stale bread
  • 1 little gem lettuce, washed & separated
  • 1 beef tomato
  • 1 ball(s) mozzarella, drained
  • 1 ciabatta loaf
  • 1 dollop(s) mayonnaise
  • 2 scoop(s) chips
make breadcrumbs

Step 1

Make Breadcrumbs

Blitz the bread up to make crumbs in a blender.

prep chicken

Step 2

Prep Chicken

Butterfly the chicken breast by cutting it in half horizontally so you have two thinner breast shaped portions.

add pesto to chicken

Step 3

Add Pesto To Chicken

Smear the breasts with the red pesto all over.

pané chicken

Step 4

Pané Chicken

Dip the breast in the crumbs so that they stick to pesto.

cook chicken

Step 5

Cook Chicken

Heat a pan with a dash of oil, then fry the breaded chicken for 2 minutes on either side. Don't let the oil get too hot so the breadcrumbs don't burn before the chicken cooks.

cut ciabatta

Step 6

Cut Ciabatta

Halve the ciabatta and slice open to make a bun then slice the tomatoes and mozzarella.

add fillings

Step 7

Add Fillings

Spread a generous amount of mayonnaise on the bread and layer up the lettuce, tomato and mozzarella.

finish with chicken

Step 8

Finish With Chicken

Finish with the hot, crispy and golden chicken burger so that the mozzarella starts to melt.

serve with chips

Step 9

Serve With Chips

Serve immediately with some chunky chips and optional pesto mayo (tbsp of mayo and tbsp of red pesto combined). Serves 2

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