Chicken burger recipe or Zinger burger recipe – Learn to make chicken burger at home with step by step photos. Making a chicken burger at home is very easy and needs no expertise in cooking. Zinger burger is a kind of chicken burger sold by KFC that comes with a extra crunchy patty made of chicken breast or thigh.
To make a chicken burger recipe, patty can be made in two ways. One way is to use the ground chicken and the other using chicken breasts. To make the ground meat patty, you can follow this chicken cutlet recipe. In this post I am sharing how to make patty using breasts. You can also use thigh.
Chicken burger recipe or KFC zinger burger recipe
Chicken burger recipe | Zinger burger recipe | KFC style chicken burger
Ingredients (1 cup = 240ml )
- 3 Chicken breasts (sliced to 5 or 6, about 500 grams)
- ¼ cup plain yogurt / curd (for brine)
- ¼ tsp all spice powder or pepper powder
- 1 cup water
- Salt as needed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour or rice flour (prefer organic / unbleached/ unbromated )
- 1 ¼ cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg (prefer organic)
- Oil for deep frying
- 6 burger buns
for sauce or dressing
- ¾ cup hung curd / greek yogurt or mayo as needed
- 2 to 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 ½ tsp mustard powder or mustard sauce as needed
- ½ tsp pepper powder fresh
- Salt if using hung curd
- 4 to 6 lettuce leaves or as needed
- Tomatoes deseeded and cut to rings
How to make the recipe
- Whisk together yogurt, salt, all spice or pepper powder and water.
- Wash and slice the breasts if very large. Add them to the buttermilk (yogurt and water).
- Rest for over night or at least 4 hours in the fridge.
- Mix together little salt, red chilli powder and flour. Set aside.
- Beat egg with 2 tbsp water. Set aside.
- Drain the buttermilk from chicken and place them in the flour and coat them well.
- Dip in the egg mixture and then roll in the bread crumbs.
- Allow to rest for 10 mins.
- Deep fry in hot oil on a medium high heat until golden and cooked completely. Drain them on a kitchen tissue.
How to make zinger burger or chicken burger
- Slice and toast the bun on a griddle.
- Place the patty, then lettuce and tomato.
- Prepare a sauce by stirring mayo or hung curd, mustard powder, olive oil, pepper, salt and lemon juice.
- Add this generously over the tomatoes. You can also add tomato ketchup. Place the other half of the bun.
- Serve chicken burger immediately.
NUTRITION (estimation only)
If you are a beginner or new to Indian cooking, I highly suggest you to check the supporting step by step photos for best results. Step by step photos with description available below after the recipe card.
1. Brining : Add ¼ cup of curd / plain yogurt to a large utensil. Add ¾ to 1 cup water. Whisk it well. Add half tsp salt.
2. Add any spice powders or herbs you like. This is only for flavoring and is optional. I prefer to use ¼ tsp all spice powder. You can even just add half tsp pepper powder.
3. Wash the breasts thoroughly. If they are very thick then, slice them evenly. I used 3 out of which 2 were thick so i sliced to 4. Together they weighted around 500 grams. Trim to a round shape if you desire but i do not do it.
Add them to the brining liquid and cover the utensil. Rest for overnight or at least 4 hours. This helps to keep the fried chicken juicy and tender. I would not suggest skipping these steps unless you use a meat tenderizer.
4. Add flour to a wide bowl or plate along with very little salt and red chili powder. Mix together and set aside. You can also add your favorite seasonings now.
5. Break egg to another wide bowl. Add 2 tbsp. water. Beat it well until frothy.
6. Drain the liquid from the chicken completely. Place a breast in the flour and coat it well on both the sides. Alternately you can spread all of them at one time in a wide plate.Coat well with the flour.
7. Dip it in the beaten egg.
8. Place it on the bread crumbs. Roll it well.
9. Place it in a plate. Repeat this process for all the breasts. Set aside for 5 mins. For one of the patties i added extra spice powders to bread crumbs.
10. Heat oil in a pan on a medium high flame. When the oil is hot enough, deep fry them on both sides flipping as needed. Do not fry on a high flame else the patty will turn brown while the meat remains uncooked. Also frying on a low flame will make them hard and chewy. I fried 2 in one batch.
How to make chicken burger recipe or zinger burger at home
11. Transfer them to a kitchen tissue.
12. Slice the burger buns. Toast them. Place the patty over the bun.
13. Place the lettuce, tomatoes and onions (optional)
14. Add mayonnaise or hung curd to a bowl. Add mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper powder. Whisk together with little olive oil. You can also add ketchup if you like.
15. Add that over the tomatoes. Place the other half of the bun. Enjoy chicken burger with a cup of hot tea.
Hope you will love this zinger burger as much as we do.