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Chicken Caesar burger  recipe

Chicken Caesar burger recipe

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This chicken Caesar salad-inspired burger gets its swagger from a creamy, Parmesan-laced mayonnaise. Rather than fiddling around with mince, we simply pound chicken breasts to resemble burger patties, and then pan-fry. Anchovies can be divisive so if you’re not a fan, skip this ingredient. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 22 mins to prepare and 8 mins to cook
  • 647 calories / serving


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 romaine lettuce, leaves torn
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 30g Parmesan, grated into thin shavings

For the Caesar mayonnaise

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
  • 4 anchovy fillets, very finely chopped
  • 50g Parmesan, finely grated

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    28g 40%
  • Saturates

    7g 37%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    1.8g 30%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 48.7g Protein 53.2g Fibre 3.7g


  1. Put the chicken breasts between two pieces of clingfilm or baking paper. Flatten by bashing with a rolling pin until 1.5cm thick. Marinate the chicken in 2 tbsp olive oil, the lemon zest, garlic and some seasoning.
  2. Heat a griddle pan or a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 6-8 mins, turning halfway through, or until cooked through with no pink meat showing.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the Caesar mayonnaise ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Slice the ciabatta rolls in half and toast in a toaster or under a grill. Spread each side of the ciabatta with the Caesar mayonnaise, top with the grilled chicken, romaine lettuce and Parmesan shavings.

Tip: Try not to break the chicken up when flattening, spend most time bashing the thicker end.

You could cook the chicken breasts on a hot barbecue if dining outdoors. For best results, cook the chicken breasts in the oven, then place on the barbecue for 1-2 mins to char and pick up that delicious smoky flavour.

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