Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Recipes - Portuguese Chicken Burger w Peppered Lime Aioli

Want a chicken burger with a delicious twist?  Look no further! This chicken burger  is based on Portuguese flavours which are fresh, fiery and full on!  This tasty chicken burger does not disappoint, with a beautiful marinate and fresh salad complemented by a tangy aioli.

Ingredients - serves two
1 chicken breast halved or two thigh fillet
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 clove garlic, crushed
1 small red chili, seeds and pith removed and finely sliced
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbs Portuguese seasoning (optional)
1 tsp dried chili flakes (optional)
1 tbs preserved lemon, finely sliced (optional)
1/2 tbs dried oregano (optional)
10g lettuce leaves
1 tomato, sliced
1 cucumber, peeled
2 bread rolls, halved
1/2 cup aioli
1/2 lime, zested
1/4 lime, juiced
1/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

Pictured w Gremolata Wedges
Step 1 - In a bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, chili, sea salt and optional ingredients, if using, and whisk to combine.
Step 2 - With a sharp knife, score shallow lines into both sides of the chicken pieces.  This will provide more surface area for the marinade.  Place chicken pieces in marinade, coat, cover and refrigerate for for minimum 2 hours or at most overnight.
Step 3 - Heat a grill pan or bbq over high heat.  Cook chicken pieces for approx 6 minutes, turning halfway through.
Step 4 - While chicken is cooking, place aioli in a small bowl and mix in pepper, lime zest and juice.  Set aside.
Step 5 - Take the peeled cucumber and, using a vegetable grater, grate long thin slices of cucumber.
Step 6 - To construct burger, halve roll and pile up salad on base, place chicken piece on top of salad and top with aioli. 

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