Recipe - spicy chicken burgers - The Student Room


For 2:

  • 2 x Chicken Breast fillets
  • 2 x pieces of white toast
  • 1 egg (any size will do)
  • Mild chilli powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 x Burger buns & some ketchup to serve


  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Food processor - or sandwich bag
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Oven or Grill


  1. Break toast up into breadcrumbs - either wizz up in a food processor or place in a sandwich bag & bash with a rolling pin
  2. Turn breadcrumbs out onto a plate, mix with chilli powder & paprika to taste & add a little salt & pepper
  3. Place each chicken breast between two pieces of cling film, bash with rolling pin until about half original thickness
  4. Put egg in bowl, beat a little with the whisk
  5. Take a chicken breast & dip it in the egg, then the breadcrumb mix until it's covered, place on baking tray/grill pan, repeat with other piece of chicken
  6. oven bake (170^o fan, 190^o conventional) for 25-30 mins, or until chicken is white all the way through
    • or grill high ~10mins - keeping an eye on burgers as breadcrumbs may burn under grill

Serve on buns (toasted if you prefer) with chips, waffles or salad if you like


Lots of possibilities to alter this recipe to suit personal taste, I had a garlic mill so ground some garlic into the breadcrumb mix which worked well, recipe is loosely based on a bbc good food recipe found here: (link correct on 17/07/11) so all credit to them for original idea