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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

Author: Becky
This crispy buttermilk chicken burger, is an absolute winner in my household. This crispy chicken burger is shallow fried and coated in breadcrumbs.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Plus Marinating Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 561 kcal


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.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 561kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 58gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 563mgPotassium: 1267mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 546IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 4mg
Keyword buttermilk chicken burger, buttermilk marinade, crispy chicken burgers
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