When it comes to my household, the fried chicken burger is a staple and the most loved dish. Like many other dishes, burgers are highly customizable as well. From the buns to the patty to the fillings and sauces, people can get creative with them. At home, customizing burgers is considered a playtime for my kids as they love the process and enjoy devouring them.
A breaded and deep-fried chicken patty is the main component of the famous fast food dish known as the “fried chicken burger,” which is often served on a bun with a variety of toppings and sauces. Fried chicken burgers frequently come with toppings like lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise and are distinguished by their crispy, golden-brown outside and tasty, moist, succulent interior.
The fried chicken burger has numerous varieties, with each eatery or chef giving the food its own special touch. Using various breadings, such as panko or cornmeal, or incorporating spices and herbs into the chicken mixture are a few possibilities. The spicy or buffalo-style fried chicken burgers, which are cooked with spicy breading or served with hot sauce, are another alternative that certain establishments provide. But I usually prefer the original as we can discover each of the flavors distinctly.
You’ll need a few staple ingredients to prepare a fried chicken burger at home, including chicken breasts, flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, and frying oil. To give the burger flavor, you can also marinate it overnight in a well-seasoned mixture of buttermilk, pickle brine for additional flavor, spices, a squeeze of lime juice for an extra zing, and also add herbs and spices to the breading mixture, such as paprika, garlic powder, parsley, and cilantro as well.
Once the chicken has been marinated well, drip off the excess buttermilk and start by slicing the chicken breasts into thin patties and putting them aside. Combine the plain flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, and spices like onion powder, a tablespoon of garlic powder, black pepper, kosher salt, and chili powder thoroughly in a shallow dish. Make sure both sides of each piece of chicken are evenly coated with the breading mixture before dipping it in.
A big skillet or pan should be preheated over medium heat before adding cooking oil to coat the pan’s bottom. When the oil in the pan is heated, add the breaded chicken slices and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and develops a nice crust and crispy exterior.
To drain off extra oil, take the fried chicken out of the pan and place it on a paper towel. Prepare the brioche buns by lightly toasting with butter if preferred and adding any toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise, and ketchup while the crispy chicken is draining.
After the chicken has been drained, put it on the bun and add the toppings of your choice. While the crispy chicken burger is still hot and crispy, serve it right away.
However, they can also be rich in calories, fat, and sodium. Fried chicken burgers are a delicious and filling fast food option. Try baking the chicken instead of frying it or use a thinner breading combination, such as panko or cornmeal, to create a healthier version of the dish. Use low-fat or non-dairy condiments like hummus or avocado spread, as well as healthier toppings like lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
Whatever method you use to create your fried chicken burger, it will undoubtedly be a tasty and filling dish.