Chicken Burgers

by Jo Kenny

The good eats are on a roll this week, let’s take it on through to the weekend! Tonight was another sure winner in the form of big, fat, juicy breasts (oh matron!) encrusted with piri piri breadcrumbs, accompanied by lashings of green pesto and a giant dollop of home made guacamole, all packed between a big cheese & onion bap.

You will need:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Pot of Jamie Oliver piri piri herb crust
  • 2 cheese & onion baps
  • 2 tsp green pesto
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 red onion

“But you can’t mix pesto and guacamole! Not Italian & Mexican!” Some may cry. Let me tell you right now that salty, powerful pesto and cold, creamy guacamole are a burger match made in heaven. Give your burger some diversity!

This was the first time using Jamie Oliver’s herb crust and it won’t be the last. It’s pricey stuff at £1.99 per tub but it gives you a super crunchy coating. I mean check out how good that chicken looks:

Jamie Oliver piri piri crust chicken

It’ll take about 25 minutes in the oven at 250 degrees. Whilst that was cooking I whipped up some guacamole. If you’re a ready-made guacamole buyer I urge you to convert to home made. It’s the easiest thing on the planet to do.


Get a super ripe avocado and mash it up in a bowl. Add some finely diced onion, a bit of mashed garlic, pepper, a few chopped leaves of basil or coriander… and there you have it: express guacamole!

Chicken burger

Chicken burger breaded jamie oliver style

Serve with whatever you like and don’t be afraid to get out the ketchup bottle: we aren’t fancy here.

Sweet potato fries

Oh my yes. Bring on Friday!


daisyjanine February 8, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Oh hell. Yes. <3

Jorina February 9, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Don’t mean to nitpick really, but isn’t this more of a schnitzel? 😉

Nonetheless it looks delicious though, a bit sad that I can’t try this piri piri crust thing!

Jo February 10, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Ain’t no such thing as a schnitzel in the UK! We just put bread on stuff and call it breaded haha.

Laura February 12, 2013 - 12:17 pm

I may have to buy this herb crust, as I can never get my breaded chicken to look like that! This is amazing, thanks for sharing 🙂

onbareskin February 13, 2013 - 9:30 pm

That look amazing, I don’t even like avocado but I really want to eat that!


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