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There is a certain high street chicken chain I have been to twice and actively disliked on both occasions I have decided I can do way better at home. So here is my super easy, super delicious recipe for weeknight peri peri chicken burgers (made in collaboration with Mahi Fine Foods who make the perfect peri peri for the job) where you’ll get super juicy chicken every single time. Grab and beer and throw a handful of fries on each plate (this is how I get them perfect at home every single time), and I promise you you’ll never hanker after food that comes with a little flag in it ever again (and did I mention that my way is much cheaper, too?)
This is the first of a two part collaboration I’m doing with Mahi Fine Foods on some weeknight burger/ sandwich type recipes. I’ve got a few of their sauces stashed in my fridge at the moment, and while I’m not posting a recipe using it I must give a shout out to their Chicken Tikka Marinade which makes for a great last minute curry supper. This is coming from someone who usually turns their nose up at jar/ packet food!
Anyway, so the secret to getting super juicy, super succulent chicken burgers is to sandwich a skinless boneless chicken thigh between each bun. The thigh meat is naturally juicer and harder to dry out when you;re cooking. They’re also the right sort of size for a burger too, just buy better quality chicken than you usually get as cheaper thighs in packs in the supermarket tend to be very tiny, so less suitable for burgers. Also, they don’t fall apart at all while you’re eating!
The measurements below will make two burgers, but it is easily scaled up to serve a family/ group of four or six people. You can of course serve them with your favourite condiments (I like them with a good bit of kosher pickles stuffed in) and if you don’t have Kewpie mayo you can of course use regular to make the burger sauce, though I do think it is worth seeking out and keeping in the fridge.
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