The Most Indulgent Grilled Lemon Chicken Burgers
A fresh burger recipe
For those days when you crave a fresher, lighter take on a burger, this recipe combines golden and soft St Pierre Brioche Burger Buns with grilled chicken and fresh roasted vegetables.
Introducing the perfect recipe for Grilling season – our mouthwatering Grilled Lemon Chicken Brioche Burgers. Fire up your grill and get ready for a flavor-packed adventure that will leave your taste buds craving for more! With our easy-to-follow steps, a few tips and tricks and St Pierre’s Brioche Burger Buns, you’ll master the art of grilling these delectable chicken burgers in no time.
LIGHTER AND HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE: GRILLED CHICKEN BURGERS VS. BEEF
Grilling season is a wonderful time to enjoy outdoor cooking and create unforgettable moments with family and friends. Our Grilled Chicken Burgers recipe is the ideal choice for those seeking a lighter and healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers.
The lean and tender chicken breasts, marinated to perfection with zesty lemon, olive oil and a hint of chili flakes, deliver a burst of flavors that will tantalize your palate.
GRILLED CHICKEN BURGERS RECIPE TIP: MARINATING FOR FLAVOR
To ensure the juiciest and most flavorful results, we recommend marinating the chicken breasts for at least half an hour, or even longer if time permits.
By allowing the meat to soak up the marinade, the flavors deepen, resulting in irresistibly succulent burgers. For an extra flavor boost, consider marinating the chicken overnight.
MASTERING THE GRILL: PROPER TECHNIQUES FOR CHICKEN BURGERS
When it’s time to fire up the grill, preheat it to a medium heat to ensure even cooking. As you grill the chicken, the tantalizing aroma will begin to fill the air, adding to the excitement of your outdoor cooking experience. Be sure to cook the chicken for about 3-4 minutes on each side until it’s fully cooked through. In general, aiming for an internal temperature of 165°F is a safe bet for chicken. This will guarantee a juicy and tender texture that is both delicious and safe to eat.
This will guarantee a juicy and tender texture that is both delicious and safe to eat.
ELEVATING THE CHICKEN BURGERS FLAVOR PROFILE
To complement the savory chicken, we’ve added a delightful twist with our lemon and basil mayo. This tangy and creamy spread enhances the overall flavor profile of the burger, making each bite a delightful sensation. The grilled vegetables, consisting of chunky strips of peppers and sliced zucchini, bring a vibrant color and added smokiness to the burger, creating a harmonious combination of tastes and textures.
For the ultimate indulgence, lightly toast the St Pierre Brioche Burger Buns before assembling the burgers. The toasted buns provide a satisfying crunch, perfectly balancing the tender chicken and fresh ingredients. Don’t forget to sprinkle some shaved parmesan on top for a touch of richness and depth.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: FROM BACKYARD BBQS TO PICNIC DELIGHTS
Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ, enjoying a picnic at the park, or simply craving a delicious meal, these Grilled Chicken Burgers are sure to be a hit. They offer a lighter, yet incredibly flavorful option that will leave everyone asking for seconds. Serve them alongside a crisp salad for a well-rounded and satisfying meal that celebrates the flavors of grilling season.
So, grab your apron, fire up the grill, and let the aroma of these Grilled Chicken Burgers fill the air. Experience the joy of outdoor cooking and savor the taste of summer with each bite. Try our recipe today and join us in celebrating Grilling season with these irresistible grilled chicken burgers using our St Pierre Brioche Burger Buns!
- 4 St Pierre Burger Buns
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Good pinch dried chilli flakes, optional
- Few sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
- 3 tbsp light mayonnaise
- Few fresh basil leaves
- 1 red or yellow pepper, or half of each
- 1 small zucchini, sliced
- Gem or other crunchy lettuce leaves
- Shaved parmesan
- Place a chicken breast onto a flat board and carefully slice in half horizontally so you have two thin pieces. Repeat with the other chicken breasts and place them in a shallow bowl
- Drizzle over about a tablespoon of olive oil, squeeze over the lemon juice and add half of the lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper, add a good pinch of dried chilli flakes and the chopped parsley
- Mix well then cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for at least half an hour. If you have time, marinade the meat in the morning and leave in the fridge all day – the meat will be extra tasty and juicy when it’s time to cook
- Meanwhile mix the mayonnaise with the rest of the lemon zest, a few torn basil leaves and some black pepper then set aside
- Once the chicken has marinated, heat a grill, griddle or frying pan and cook over a medium heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side, making sure they are all cooked through. You may need to do this in two batches
- Cut the red or yellow pepper into chunky strips and place onto a baking tray with the zucchini
- Drizzle over a little olive oil and grill for about 5 minutes, turning half way through, until they’re starting to brown around the edges
- Lightly toast the brioche burger buns if you like, then spread a little lemon and basil mayo over each of the bases
- Add some lettuce, then the chicken pieces, a little shaved parmesan, a few basil leaves and finish with the grilled vegetables
- Pop on the lids and serve with a salad on the side
Enjoy your Grilled Lemon Chicken Burgers on a hot day. Bon appétit!