20 minutes,  Dinner,  Fakeaway,  Under £1

Chicken Burger

£0.80     20 mins (plus 6 hrs marinating)    Serves 1

Burgers are such a favourite when it comes to dinner ideas, I do struggle sometimes to understand why restaurants charge so much for burgers when they are so easy to make at home. This burger is less than a McDonald’s one and tastier.

All you need is

  • ½ chicken breast
  • ½ tsp chilli
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 pineapple ring
  • 1 red onion ring
  • 1 courgette ring
  • Handful of spinach and lettuce
  • 1 fresh wholemeal bun

To make it just

  1. Place the chicken in a zip bag and add the chilli powder, lemon juice, Italian herbs and salt and pepper. Zip the bag up ensuring you keep as much air out as possible. Then using a rolling pin roll the chicken breast so it flattens to around 2cm thick. Then place in the fridge for 6 hours so the spices can infuse.
  2. After 6 hours remove the chicken from the fridge, flatten it further with the rolling pin before placing it in the oven at 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas Mark 7 for 10 minutes flipping halfway through.
  3. Whilst the chicken is in, in a bowl combine the ingredients for the coleslaw mixing it all well.
  4. Check the chicken is fully cooked through before building your burger. Use a wholemeal roll and place the spinach, chicken, pineapple, red onion and courgette in.

Nutritional values

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Where to buy

ASDA Tesco Sainsbury’s
Chicken breasts £3.33 £3.82 £2.90
Chilli flakes £0.70 £0.85 £1.00
Lemon juice £0.50 £0.60 £0.50
Italian herbs £0.80 £0.70 £1.35
Salt £0.29 £0.29 £0.35
Pepper £0.70 £0.70 £1.65
Pineapple £1.00 £1.00 £0.75
Red onion £0.75 £0.79 £0.75
Courgette £0.48 £0.38 £0.48
Spinach £1.75 £1.00 £0.85
Lettuce £0.43 £0.43 £0.45
Wholemeal bun £0.12 £0.25 £0.25

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