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Buttermilk Chicken Burger

Buttermilk Chicken Burger

Buttermilk Chicken Burger

What is there not to like about chicken that is coated with a lightly spiced crunchy coating? With little in the way of prep, and most of that done ahead of time, these are a family favourite.

Prep: 15 mins + marinating
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves: 4


Combine the salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, chilli flakes and oregano. Sprinkle half of the mix over the chicken thighs. Put the chicken between 2 layers of baking paper and bash with rolling pin to a thickness of 7-8mm. Beat together the buttermilk and egg in a bowl and add the chicken. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.

When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 200°C.

Combine the remaining spice mix with the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Put enough oil in a large frying pan to reach a depth of ½ cm (or if you have a deep fryer, heat to 180°C and cook in batches for 5 mins). Heat until shimmering. Dip the chicken pieces in the flour until well coated, then put into the hot oil. Cook them in batches, allowing 4-5 mins on each side until golden. Remove from the pan and put on a baking tray, and keep warm in the oven while you cook the rest of the chicken. Discard the remaining buttermilk marinade.

For the Kimchi Mayo:
In a blender, blitz the mayonnaise and the kimchi until smooth. Add the chopped chives to serve.

To Serve:
Split and lightly toast the buns, add a good dollop of kimchi mayo, some baby gem leaves, a piece of chicken and some spicy pickles.


½ tsp celery salt or normal salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp La Chinata sweet smoked paprika
1 Tbsp garlic powder
pinch Farro chilli flakes
2 tsp Farro dried oregano
400g Farro chicken thighs
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 cup flour
½ cup cornflour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
vegetable oil for frying

For the Kimchi mayo
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup Sum Yum kimchi
2 Tbsp chives, chopped

To serve
Bread & Butter brioche buns
Kimchi mayo
McClure’s spicy pickles
baby gem lettuce leaves

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