KFC Style Crispy Chicken Burger | Easy Chicken Burger Recipe

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The crispy chicken burger is a mouthwatering and popular dish that combines a tender and juicy chicken patty with a crunchy coating, sandwiched between soft burger buns and topped with various flavorful ingredients. It is a delightful and satisfying option for chicken lovers and burger enthusiasts alike.

The star of the crispy chicken burger is the chicken patty, which is typically made from boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs. We can use tandoori chicken also to make chicken patty more tasty. The chicken is seasoned with a blend of spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to enhance its flavor.

I’ve make the burger sauce in this post and a different version of burger sauce in another post you can try that also. Serve this mouthwatering burger with french fries  or peri peri french fries and enjoy with your  near & dear ones.

To achieve that crispy exterior, the chicken patty is coated in a mixture of flour and breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes, providing a delightful crunch when fried or baked.

To assemble the burger, soft burger buns are typically used. You can lightly toast the buns for added texture. The chicken patty is placed on the bottom bun, and various toppings and condiments can be added based on personal preference. Popular choices include fresh lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese, and mayonnaise. These toppings add contrasting flavors, textures, and colors to create a well-balanced and satisfying burger experience.

Preparing a crispy chicken burger can be done by pan-frying or baking the chicken patty until golden brown and cooked through. The cooking method may vary based on personal preference or dietary needs. Pan-frying yields a more indulgent and flavorful result, while baking provides a healthier option with less oil.

Once the chicken patty is cooked, it is placed on the prepared bun and topped with desired ingredients. The top bun is added to complete the burger, and it is ready to be enjoyed.

The crispy chicken burger is a versatile recipe, and you can customize it according to your taste. You can experiment with different seasonings for the chicken patty, choose your favorite toppings and condiments, and even add a touch of spice with hot sauce or a tangy barbecue sauce. The result is a flavorful, crispy, and satisfying burger that is sure to be a hit.

Whether served as a casual weeknight dinner, evening snack or enjoyed at a backyard barbecue, the crispy chicken burger is a delicious and crowd-pleasing choice that combines the best of crispy chicken and the classic burger experience.

Serve this tasty burger with almond tea, masala chai or cutting tea and if you feel hot in summers then try this recipe with other cold beverages.

 

About Crispy Chicken Burger

The crispy chicken burger is a popular and delicious variation of the classic burger, featuring a juicy chicken patty with a crispy coating. Here are some details about the crispy chicken burger:

Ingredients: The main components of a crispy chicken burger include boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, flour, breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes for the coating, spices for seasoning (such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper), burger buns, and a variety of toppings and condiments.

Chicken Patty: Start by seasoning the chicken with a blend of spices, which can be adjusted to suit personal taste preferences. The chicken is then typically pounded or flattened to an even thickness to ensure even cooking. The chicken is dipped into a mixture of flour and seasonings, followed by a coating of breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes. This coating helps to create a crispy texture when cooked.

Cooking Method: The chicken patty can be cooked by either pan-frying or baking. Pan-frying involves heating oil in a skillet and cooking the chicken on both sides until golden brown and cooked through. Baking is a healthier option, with the chicken patty placed on a baking sheet and cooked in a preheated oven until crispy and fully cooked.

Burger Assembly: Once the chicken patty is cooked, it is placed on a soft burger bun. Various toppings and condiments can be added to enhance the flavor and texture. Common additions include fresh lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese (such as cheddar or Swiss), and a variety of sauces like mayonnaise, ketchup, or barbecue sauce. These toppings can be adjusted based on personal preferences and dietary choices.

Variations: The crispy chicken burger offers plenty of room for customization. You can experiment with different coatings and seasonings for the chicken patty, such as adding spices like cayenne pepper or herbs like parsley. Additionally, you can incorporate different types of cheese, vegetables, or sauces to create unique flavor combinations.

Serving Suggestions: The crispy chicken burger is often served with a side of fries, potato wedges, coleslaw, or a fresh salad. It pairs well with a variety of condiments and sauces, allowing you to add extra flavor and personalize your burger.

The crispy chicken burger is a delightful and satisfying option that combines the crispy texture of the chicken patty with the classic burger experience. Its versatility and customizable nature make it a favorite choice for casual meals, gatherings, or even as a special treat.

How to make Crispy Chicken Burger

Make Peri Peri Spices

  • To make peri peri spice, take a bowl & add 2 tablespoon kashmiri red chili powder, 1 teaspoon spicy red chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder & 1 teaspoon dry mango powder.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon sugar & 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Afterward, in a mixer grinder jar, add all the peri peri spice mix ingredients & grind them well to make a fine powder, you can also add all the ingredients in a jar & mix them well by shaking the jar.

Your peri peri spice mix is ready

Make Burger Sauce

  • Take another bowl and add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 4 tablespoon tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon mustard sauce, 1 teaspoon honey, 2 tablespoon red chili sauce, a pinch of black pepper powder.
  • Mix it well for smooth texture of sauce.

Your quick & easy burger sauce is ready

Make Crispy Chicken Patty

  • Place the chicken thighs into a chopping board & make holes in chicken with the help of knife as it will help chicken to absorb all the spices well. Then poke 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, a pinch of black pepper powder, salt to taste, 1 teaspoon lemon juice & 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste.
  • Mix the chicken well with soft hands so that the sprinkled spices get absorb into the chicken completely and  let the chicken marinade for 30 minutes.

  • After the chicken has marinade , add refined flour into a large flat bowl or a plate & season it with salt & black pepper powder.
  • Further place a piece of chicken into the flour & massage it into the flour to coat it completely.
  • Then lift the piece & shake off the excess flour from the chicken & dip it into ice cold water for 5-10 seconds.
  • Now drop it back into the refined flour & massage it again in the flour to coat it.
  • You will get the perfect crumb & all the crispy crevics by following this step, place the crumbed patty on a plate& crumb the remaining chicken similarly.
  • To fry the chicken patties, heat oil until it reaches 170 c  then drop the chicken carefully into the hot oil& fry until light golden brown & crispy from all sides.
  • Once fried, remove the chicken patty from the oil& place it into a sieve so that all the excess oil drips off the sprinkle peri peri over the chicken patty on the both sides while it’s still hot.

Your crispy chicken patty is ready

Toast the Buns

  • Add butter into a hot pan & place the sliced buns cut side down on the pan, press them gently & toast until they get light golden brown & crispy.
  • Be sure that roast the buns from both sides as it will give a crunchy taste.

Your toasted buns are ready

Assembly

Toasted bun

Burger sauce

Lettuce

Chicken Patty

Tomato sliced

Flakey Salt

Black pepper powder

Toasted Bun

Burger Sauce

Fries

  • Now transfer roasted buns from pan to chopping board or plate and spread burger sauce on it and then place lettuce, chicken patty & tomato slices on it.
  • Cover the whole ingredients and your crispy chicken burger is ready to serve. Serve it hot.

Expert Tips

Choose the Right Chicken: Opt for boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, as they are more tender and juicy. Pound or flatten the chicken to ensure even cooking and a consistent thickness.

Seasoning is Key: Season the chicken liberally with a blend of spices to enhance its flavor. Common seasonings include garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Feel free to experiment with additional herbs and spices to suit your taste preferences.

Coating Techniques: When coating the chicken, ensure that it is evenly coated on all sides. Dip the chicken in flour first, shaking off any excess, then dip it into an egg wash or buttermilk before coating it with breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes. Press the coating firmly onto the chicken to help it adhere well.

Get the Right Texture: Achieving a crispy exterior is crucial. For pan-frying, heat the oil to the right temperature before adding the chicken. It should sizzle when it touches the hot oil, but not be so hot that it burns quickly. If baking, preheat the oven and place the chicken on a wire rack over a baking sheet to allow air circulation, resulting in a crispier texture.

Cook to Perfection: Proper cooking time is essential to ensure that the chicken is cooked through and remains juicy. Overcooking can lead to dryness. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, which should reach 165°F (75°C) for fully cooked chicken.

Toast the Buns: Lightly toast the burger buns for added texture and to prevent them from becoming soggy when stacked with the chicken patty and toppings.

Balance the Toppings: Choose toppings and condiments that complement the crispy chicken. Consider adding fresh lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles, onions, and your favorite cheese. Don’t forget to add a flavorful sauce, such as mayonnaise, ketchup, or a tangy barbecue sauce, to enhance the overall taste.

Customize and Experiment: The crispy chicken burger offers endless possibilities for customization. Feel free to experiment with different coatings, seasonings, cheeses, and toppings to create your own signature burger.

FAQs

 

Q: Can I use chicken tenders or chicken cutlets instead of chicken breasts or thighs?

A: Yes, you can use chicken tenders or cutlets as a quicker alternative. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as they are thinner and may cook faster.

 

Q: Can I make crispy chicken burgers ahead of time?

A: While the chicken patties are best enjoyed immediately after cooking for maximum crispiness, you can prepare the chicken ahead of time and refrigerate it. Reheat the patties in a preheated oven for a few minutes before assembling the burgers.

 

Q: Can I make a gluten-free version of crispy chicken burgers?

A: Yes, you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed gluten-free cereal as a coating alternative. Ensure that all other ingredients and toppings are gluten-free as well.

 

Q: What can I do if my chicken coating becomes soggy?

A: Ensure that the oil is hot enough before adding the chicken. If the coating becomes soggy, it may be because the oil was not at the proper temperature. Additionally, avoid overcrowding the pan when frying, as it can cause the coating to become greasy.

 

Q: Can I bake the chicken patties instead of pan-frying them?

A: Yes, you can bake the chicken patties on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet. This method will yield a slightly lighter texture. Preheat the oven to the recommended temperature and bake until the chicken is cooked through and crispy.

 

Q: How do I ensure the chicken is fully cooked without overcooking it?

A: It is important to cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). Use a meat thermometer to check the doneness, ensuring it is cooked through without drying it out.

 

Q: What are some suggested side dishes to serve with crispy chicken burgers?

A: Classic options include fries, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, side salads, or corn on the cob. You can also pair the burger with your favorite dipping sauces or condiments.

 

Q: Can I freeze uncooked or cooked chicken patties?

A: Yes, you can freeze uncooked chicken patties by shaping them and placing them on a baking sheet in the freezer until firm, then transferring them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Cooked chicken patties can also be frozen. Thaw them in the refrigerator before reheating or assembling the burger.

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Crispy Chicken Burger Recipe Card

North Indian Kitchen
Crispy Chicken Burger made with mustard sauce and crispy chicken patty makes it more delicious. Easy and quick recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 2
Calories 791 kcal

Equipments

1 Kadai
1 Sauce Pan

Ingredients

For Peri Peri Spice Mix

  • 2 tablespoon Kashmiri Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Spicy Red Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mango powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

For Burger Sauce

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoon Red Chili sauce
  • A pinch of Black Pepper powder

For Crispy Chicken Patty

  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Black Pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger & Garlic Paste
  • Refined Flour as required
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Black Pepper powder
  • Ice Cold Water
  • Peri Peri spice mix as required

For Buns

  • Butter as required
  • Burger Buns as required

Instructions
 

  • To make peri peri spice, take a bowl & add 2 tablespoon kashmiri red chili powder, 1 teaspoon spicy red chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder & 1 teaspoon dry mango powder.
    2. Now add 1 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1 teaspoon oregano,1 teaspoon sugar & 1 teaspoon salt.
    3. Afterward, in a mixer grinder jar, add all the peri peri spice mix ingredients & grind them well to make a fine powder, you can also add all the ingredients in a jar & mix them well by shaking the jar.
    Your peri peri spice mix is ready.
    Make Burger Sauce
     
    4. Take another bowl and add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 4 tablespoon tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon mustard sauce, 1 teaspoon honey, 2 tablespoon red chili sauce, a pinch of black pepper powder.
    5. Mix it well for smooth texture of sauce.
    6. Your quick & easy burger sauce is ready.
     
    Make Crispy Chicken Patty
     
    7. Place the chicken thighs into a chopping board & make holes in chicken with the help of knife as it will help chicken to absorb all the spices well. Then poke 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, a pinch of black pepper powder, salt to taste, 1 teaspoon lemon juice & 1 tablespoon ginger & garlic paste.
    8. Mix the chicken well with soft hands so that the sprinkled spices get absorb into the chicken completely and  let the chicken marinade for 30 minutes.
    9. After the chicken has marinade , add refined flour into a large flat bowl or a plate & season it with salt & black pepper powder.
    10. Further place a piece of chicken into the flour &massage it into the flour to coat it completely.
    11. Then lift the piece & shake off the excess flour from the chicken & dip it into ice cold water for 5-10 seconds.
    12. Now drop it back into the refined flour & massage it again in the flour to coat it.
    13. You will get the perfect crumb & all the crispy crevics by following this step, place the crumbed patty on a plate& crumb the remaining chicken similarly.
    14. To fry the chicken patties, heat oil until it reaches 170c  then drop the chicken carefully into the hot oil& fry until light golden brown & crispy from all sides.
    15. Once fried, remove the chicken patty from the oil& place it into a sieve so that all the excess oil drips off the sprinkle peri peri over the chicken patty on the both sides while it's still hot.
    Your crispy chicken patty is ready.
     
    Toast the Buns
     
    16. Add butter into a hot pan & place the sliced buns cut side down on the pan, press them gently & toast until they get light golden brown & crispy.
    17. Be sure that roast the buns from both sides as it will give a crunchy taste.
    Your toasted buns are ready.
    18. Now transfer roasted buns from pan to chopping board or plate and spread burger sauce on it and then place lettuce, chicken patty &tomato slices on it.
    19. Cover the whole ingredients and your crispy chicken burger is ready to serve. Serve it hot.
    Your Crispy Chicken Burger is ready to serve

Video

Notes

  • Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs for the chicken patty, and season them with a blend of spices to enhance the flavor.
  • Coat the chicken in a mixture of flour and breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes to create a crispy exterior.
  • The chicken patty can be cooked by either pan-frying in hot oil or baking in the oven.
  • Toast the burger buns lightly to add texture and prevent sogginess.
  • Customize your crispy chicken burger with toppings and condiments of your choice, such as lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese, and sauces.
  • You can make gluten-free versions using gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed gluten-free cereal as a coating alternative.
 
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chicken Burger Recipe Card
Amount per Serving
Calories
791
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
38
g
58
%
Saturated Fat
 
20
g
125
%
Cholesterol
 
100
mg
33
%
Sodium
 
2387
mg
104
%
Potassium
 
880
mg
25
%
Carbohydrates
 
73
g
24
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Protein
 
38
g
76
%
Vitamin A
 
3560
IU
71
%
Vitamin C
 
36.3
mg
44
%
Calcium
 
462
mg
46
%
Iron
 
5.1
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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