Spicy Chicken Burger on a wooden board served with chips behind the burger
5 from 5 votes

Spicy Chicken Burger

The perfect Spicy Chicken Burger. Crispy fried spicy chicken breast layered between, brioche bun, lettuce, cheese, gherkins and lashing of homemade spicy mayo sauce.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time8 mins
Rest and assemble time12 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: Brioche Bun, Chicken Burger, crispy chicken, Spicy Chicken Burger, Spicy Mayo Sauce
Yield: 2 People
Calories: 1129kcal



Marinade for Chicken

  • 1 Chicken Breast Cut in half length ways see blog post for how to.
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp English Mustard
  • 1 tsp Gia Garlic Puree
  • 1 tsp Gia Chilli Puree can add more it want it spicier
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • pinch salt

Coating the chicken

  • 120 g (1 cup) Plain Flour
  • 60 g (½ cup) Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • pinch Salt
  • 75 ml (⅓ cup) Milk
  • 1 egg

Spicy Mayo Sauce

  • 120 g ( 1/2 cup) Mayonnaise
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1-2 tsp Gia Chilli Puree add more to taste!

Burger ingredients

  • 2 Brioche Buns
  • 2 large Gherkins/ Pickled Cucumber sliced
  • 4 large Iceberg Lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices Cheese choose your fav!


Marinade Chicken

  • Mix Chilli Puree, Garlic Puree, English mustard, vinegar, pepper and finally a pinch of salt together to form a marinade.
  • Butterfly chicken breast lengthways (see blog post). Coat both chicken breast portions with marinade, cover and set aside.

Create Spicy Mayo Sauce

  • Mix Mayonaise, Sweet Chilli Sauce & Honey together. Next, add chilli sauce a bit at a time stirring in and tasting until at desired spiciness?

Coating Chicken

  • Get two shallow bowls, in each mix together.
    Bowl 1 - Flour, paprika and pepper
    Bowl 2 - Egg and milk
  • Dip both sides of chicken in the flour mix, then egg mix, then another dip in flour, pressing flour firmly onto the chicken.

Deep Fat-fry the Chicken- see the recipe notes below

    Building your burger

    • Place a generous dollop of spicy mayo sauce on the bottom of the bun, lettuce, spicy chicken breast, pickles, more sauce, cheese, more lettuce, and a final dollop of sauce, before the top of the Brioche bun!

    Other toppings

    • Switch or add Coleslaw, Sliced Onion, Jalapeno, Bacon, Tomatoes, Onion Rings, BBQ Sauce, Mayo or Mustard.


    Follow these important tips for perfect crispy chicken
    • Leave the flour dredged chicken to rest on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes whilst you heat the oil. This will help the coating to stick to the chicken.
    • You do not need a deep fat fryer, put enough oil to fill 1/3 of a pan and heat the oil to 180C (it is important to check the temperature).
    • Only cook 1 piece of chicken at a time, otherwise, the oil cools down too much.
    • Lower the chicken carefully into the oil using a metal utensil.
    • Cook for 3-4 minutes turn over and cook the other side for another 3-4 minutes.
    • Remove and let sit on the (cleaned) wire rack for 5-10 minutes to stop the bottom from going soggy. If cooking more place on wire rach in a 160C / 320F oven adding the pieces as they cook.


    Calories: 1129kcal | Carbohydrates: 151g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 1304mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1384IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 5mg