Lemon chicken burgers with caramelised onion

These juicy burgers perfectly balanced the zest of the tender chicken patties with the sweetness of caramelised onions. This is a real winner the whole family will love.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Lemon chicken burgers with caramelised onion
  • 500 gram chicken mince
  • 1/2 cup (35g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander, plus extra leaves to garnish
  • 1 lemon, grated rind and juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 small red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1/2 cup (140g) greek-style yoghurt
  • 50 gram mixed salad leaves
  • 1 lebanese cucumber, peeled into ribbons
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 4 soft bread rolls, halved, lightly toasted


Lemon chicken burgers with caramelised onion
  • 1
    Combine mince, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, brown onion, coriander and lemon rind. Season. Using wet hands, shape into 4 patties and place on a tray.
  • 2
    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan on medium. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes each side, until browned and cooked through. Cover and keep warm.
  • 3
    Heat remaining oil on low-medium and cook 3/4 of red onion for 5-8 minutes, adding sugar halfway through, stirring, until soft and brown.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, combine avocado, yoghurt and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  • 5
    Stack leaves, most of the caramelised onion, patties, cucumber and tomato on roll bases. Drizzle over avocado mixture. Top with raw onion, extra coriander and remaining caramelised onion. Season with pepper and serve burgers open.

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