Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

The boys are really into burgers right now and I have been trying my best to avoid burger chains as much as possible. The better option has been to simply make our own. So here is a yummy, buttermilk marinated, shallow fried chicken burger.

I have been feeling pretty pleased with myself after a major declutter this weekend, it wasn’t easy to be so brutal about the things I needed to get rid of, I am a sucker for sentiment and when I am in that frame of mind, I can literally find sentiment in anything, especially when it relates to the boys. But I finally have room for all the new Christmas gifts. Hurrah!

open burger with avocado and chicken inside

My current obsession are brioche buns, I can’t get enough of that rich, buttery goodness! Top your burger with avocado, salad, peppery mayo and melted cheese… ahhhh, I am in burger heaven right now! Who needs a burger chain burger?! This is soooo much better!

chicken burger with a bite missing

In case you’re wondering about the buttermilk chicken. Marinating the chicken in it, will tenderise the meat and give it a creamier taste. It’s worth it, I promise!

You can freeze these too! So you don’t have to worry about having to plan to marinate your chicken hours ahead every time you want a burger. Just defrost and go!

buttermilk fried chicken burger held in a hand

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Plus Marinating Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course


For the Marinade

  • 250 ml Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 0.5 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 Chicken Breasts

For the Coating

  • 50 g Plain Flour
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 0.25 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Panko Breadcrumbs

You will also need

  • 4 Brioche Burger Buns
  • Salad Leaves
  • 1 Avocado


  • Mix the buttermilk, paprika and cayenne together in a bowl.
  • Place in the buttermilk, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • After marinating, take the chicken from the fridge and place each one in a sandwich bag.
  • Take a rolling pin and flatten the chicken until its thin. If you want smaller burgers, cut the breasts in half.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs with the spices.  
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the beaten egg, covering it completely.
  • Roll each piece with the spicy breadcrumbs, coating fully.
  • When you're ready to cook them, heat a little oil in a frying pan and place each piece in.
  • Fry on both sides until browned and cooked through completely.
  • Serve in the brioche buns, with the salad and chopped avocado.
Keyword bread, burgers, chicken, family friendly, movie night

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  1. been looking for a nice recipe like this to try for chicken. Thanks for sharing.


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