There is something satisfying about sinking your teeth into chicken perfectly spiced. Now add a toasted bun, cheese, avocado and a smear of mayo. Perfection
Author:Simone Van Den Berg
500 gram chicken thigh meat
2 large chipotle peppers (I used the ones in adobo sauce)
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion, finely diced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp of flour
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ginger
1 pinch of smoked paprika
few tbsp of panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
bacon 4 slices
cheddar cheese 4 slices
pickled sweet peppers
lettuce of your choice
Turn on the oven to grill the bacon. You can also do this in a frying pan of course, whatever you find easiest. The buns you can also grill in the oven or in a frying pan or grill pan.
But the chicken thighs into the kitchen processor and add garlic, onion, salt, pepper, ginger, paprika and the chipotles to it. Process until you have a ground chicken mix that is not too fine but also not too chunky. It needs to stay together. Add a tbsp of flour and half an egg. Stir together
Fry a little bit of the mixture (like a dime sized mini hamburger) of the chicken mixture to taste if it is to your liking. If not, add pepper or salt.
In the meantime make your guacamole according to your preference.
Grill the bacon in the oven and grill the buns at the same time. Let the bacon drain on kitchenpaper.
Shape a burger of your chicken mixture. This is tricky because the mix is a little difficult to handle and sticky, but it will all work out once you bake it. Lay the burger into the panko (which you put on a plate to prepare) and roll it through the crumbs.
Heat a pan with a little oil and a bit of butter and bake the burger golden and cooked. This should take about 3-4 minutes each side. Add a bit of cheddar at the last minute and let that melt along with the burger.
Take your toasted buns and spread the bottom with mayonnaise. Put the lettuce on top and on the lettuce add a good layer of guacamole. Put the burger on top of the guacamole and cover with the pickled peppers and the bacon. End with a good squeeze of tomato ketchup and a good spoon of mayonnaise.