Fried Chicken Burgers
Fried Chicken Burgers
5 from 1 vote
Get ready for a mouthwatering treat with this crispy and flavorful burger. The perfect blend of savory and juicy flavors will leave you wanting more. Experience a delicious twist on a classic favorite, sure to satisfy your craving for something deliciously satisfying.
Fried Chicken Burgers

Are you looking to add some crunch to your burger game? Look no further than the mouth-watering deliciousness of Fried Chicken Burgers. This unique twist on a classic dish combines the comfort of a burger with the crispy goodness of fried chicken.

The origins of this delectable recipe can be traced back to the southern United States, where fried chicken is a beloved staple of cuisine. Combining this beloved dish with a juicy burger creates a truly unforgettable culinary experience.

While the recipe may seem intimidating at first, fear not! With a little patience and practice, anyone can master the art of making Fried Chicken Burgers. From brining the chicken to perfecting the crispy coating, each step is essential in creating a truly delicious meal.

So why settle for a boring old burger when you can indulge in the savory, crispy goodness of Fried Chicken Burgers? Whether you’re looking to impress dinner guests or simply treat yourself to a delicious meal, this recipe is sure to please even the most discerning palates.


Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a tangy dairy product that helps tenderize the chicken and adds a subtle flavor to the marinade. It also helps the breading adhere better to the chicken.

Salt: Salt is essential for enhancing the flavor of the chicken and balancing out the other seasonings.

Black Pepper: Black pepper adds a mild heat and depth of flavor to the chicken. It pairs well with the other seasonings in the breading.

Paprika: Paprika adds a pop of color and a subtle smoky flavor to the chicken. It also helps create a visually appealing crust on the chicken.

Egg: Eggs are used to create a binding agent for the breading. They help the breading adhere to the chicken and create a crispy coating when fried.

Flour: Flour is the main ingredient in the breading mixture. It helps create a crispy coating on the chicken when fried.

Cornflour: Cornflour helps create a lighter and crispier texture in the breading. It adds a subtle sweetness to the overall flavor profile.

Baking Powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps the breading puff up and create a light and airy texture when fried.

Garlic Powder: Garlic powder adds a savory and aromatic flavor to the breading. It complements the other seasonings well and adds depth to the overall flavor profile.

Burger Buns: Burger buns are used as the base for the fried chicken burgers. They provide a soft and sturdy vessel for the crispy chicken and toppings.

Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise is a creamy condiment that adds richness and moisture to the burger. It also helps bind the toppings together and adds a tangy flavor.

Lettuce: Lettuce is a crunchy and fresh topping for the fried chicken burgers. It adds a pop of color and texture to the burgers.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

One serving suggestion for Fried Chicken Burgers is to serve them with a side of crispy french fries or sweet potato fries. The combination of the crunchy chicken and the crispy fries creates a satisfying and delicious meal. You can also add a dollop of coleslaw on the side for a fresh and creamy contrast to the fried chicken.

For a more indulgent option, you can top the Fried Chicken Burgers with melted cheddar cheese. The combination of flavors and textures will take your burger to the next level. You can also add some sliced avocado or pickles for a tangy and creamy addition.

If you want to keep things light and fresh, you can serve the Fried Chicken Burgers on a bed of mixed greens instead of burger buns. Top them with a dollop of mayonnaise or a squeeze of lemon for a refreshing twist. You can also add some sliced tomatoes and cucumbers for extra crunch.

  • For a spicy variation, you can add some hot sauce or sriracha to the mayonnaise before spreading it on the burger buns. This will give the Fried Chicken Burgers a kick of heat and a tangy flavor.
  • Another variation is to marinate the chicken in a mixture of buttermilk and your favorite hot sauce before breading and frying. This will infuse the chicken with flavor and make it extra juicy and tender.
  • You can also customize the toppings on the Fried Chicken Burgers by adding caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, or avocado slices. Get creative with your favorite ingredients to make the burgers your own.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes fried chicken burgers different from regular burgers?

Fried chicken burgers are unique because they feature a crispy breaded chicken patty as the main protein instead of a traditional beef patty.

Are fried chicken burgers typically spicy?

While some fried chicken burgers may have a spicy kick, not all of them are spicy. The level of spiciness can vary depending on the seasoning used in the chicken breading.

Can I customize my fried chicken burger toppings?

Yes, most restaurants and fast food chains that offer fried chicken burgers allow customers to customize their toppings. Common toppings include lettuce, tomato, pickles, and various sauces.

Do fried chicken burgers tend to be more greasy than traditional burgers?

Fried chicken burgers can be greasier than regular burgers due to the frying process. However, the level of greasiness can vary depending on how the chicken patty is cooked and drained.

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Fried Chicken Burgers

Fried Chicken Burgers

by Nabeela Kauser
Get ready for a mouthwatering treat with this crispy and flavorful burger. The perfect blend of savory and juicy flavors will leave you wanting more.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Marinate Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 435 kcal



  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 300 ml Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Egg


  • 200 g Flour
  • 100 g Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder


  • Burger Buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lettuce


  • In a mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, salt, black pepper, paprika, and one egg then whisk until the mixture is well combined
  • Place your chicken pieces into the buttermilk marinade, ensuring they are completely submerged then let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or ideally overnight – this will allow the flavours to infuse and tenderize the chicken.
  • When ready to fry, in another mixing bowl, combine flour, cornflour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder then mix well until all the dry ingredients are evenly incorporated
  • Take each chicken piece out of the marinade, allowing any excess buttermilk to drip off
  • Dip the chicken pieces into the prepared breading mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated on all sides. Press the breading gently onto the chicken to adhere
  • Once breaded, place the chicken pieces on a plate or wire rack and let them rest for a few minutes to allow the breading to set
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or a large frying pan to 350°F (180°C) then carefully place the breaded chicken pieces into the hot oil, working in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan
  • Fry the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through – the internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (75°C)
  • Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oil and place it on a wire rack or paper towels to drain any excess oil
  • Toast the burger buns lightly in a pan or toaster until golden brown then spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of each bun and place a piece of fried chicken on top of the mayonnaise then add a handful of shredded lettuce on top of the chicken followed by some more mayonnaise then finish by placing the top half of the bun over the lettuce
  • Serve the fried chicken burgers hot and enjoy!


Feel free to customize your burgers with additional toppings like cheese, pickles, onions, or hot sauce according to your preference.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 19gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1161mgPotassium: 265mgFibre: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 293IUVitamin C: 5mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 254mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Burger, Chicken, Chicken Burger, Cooking, Food, Fried, Fried Chicken, Recipe
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