Saturday, January 24, 2009

Portuguese chicken burger

Fire up your grill to cook the tasty garlic, chilli and lemon marinated chicken for this burger.

Preparation Time 15 - 25 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes
Makes 1

* 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
* 1 tsp olive oil
* 1/2 tsp dried hot chilli flakes
* 1 small garlic clove, crushed
* 1 (about 130g) chicken thigh fillet, excess fat trimmed
* 1 tbs good-quality whole-egg mayonnaise
* 1/4 tsp crushed garlic, extra
* 1 crusty bread roll, split
* 2 baby cos lettuce leaves, washed, dried
* 1 small ripe tomato, thinly sliced

1. Place the lemon juice, oil, chilli flakes and garlic in a medium glass or ceramic bowl. Season with salt. Whisk to combine. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 10 minutes to marinate.
2. Combine the mayonnaise and extra garlic in a small bowl. Taste and season with pepper.
3. Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Drain the chicken from the marinade. Cook on grill for 5 minutes each side or until chicken is just cooked through.
4. Meanwhile, preheat grill on high. Place the bread roll, cut-side up, on a baking tray and cook under the grill for 2 minutes or until toasted.
5. Place the bread roll base on a serving plate. Spread with half the mayonnaise mixture. Top with lettuce, tomato, chicken and the remaining mayonnaise mixture. Season with pepper. Top with remaining bread roll. Serve immediately

Notes & tips
* Time plan tip: Prepare this recipe to the end of step 2 up to 1 day ahead. Store the mayonnaise mixture in an airtight container in the fridge. Continue from step 3, 10 minutes before serving.
* Burger night tip: To make extra burgers, simply multiply the quantity of each ingredient by the number of burgers you want, then follow the steps above.

Australian Good Taste - Page 62
Recipe by Anneka Manning


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