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KFC-Style Crispy Chicken Burger (Zinger Burger)

KFC-Style Crispy Chicken Burger (Zinger Burger)

This KFC-Style Crispy Fried Chicken Burger aka Zinger Burger is the ultimate comfort food. Ditch the restaurants and enjoy these utterly crunchy burgers at your home. It's packed with loads of flavour, requires no fancy ingredient and is pretty easy to recreate.

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A well-seasoned, crispy fried chicken fillet slathered with a special burger sauce, topped with a slice of Cheddar cheese, finished off with Romaine lettuce and put inside a soft Broiche bun; this is what dreams are made of. And I am gonna make these dreams come true with this fool-proof, incredibly mouth-watering recipe of Zinger Burger.

KFC-Style Crispy Chicken Burger (Zinger Burger)

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY CHICKEN BURGER

  1. MARINATE THE CHICKEN: Add all the spices and sauces to the boneless fillets and leave to marinate for a couple of hours or overnight. You can use either boneless thighs or breasts. Thigh meat is juicier and more flavourful.
  2. PREPARE DRY MIX: Combine the dry ingredients together for dredging the chicken.
  3. MAKE A BATTER: For dipping the chicken make a thick batter with flour, milk and seasonings.
  4. COAT THE CHICKEN: Dip the chicken fillets in the batter and then dredge in flour. Use a wide shallow bowl for your flour mix and while dredging the chicken with flour press hard to create flakiness.
  5. DEEP FRY: Drop these fillets in your pot of heated oil with flame on medium. Fry for total 15 mins or until cooked through.
  6. ASSEMBLE BURGER: Toast your hamburger buns. I use Broiche. Add the chicken fillet, slice of cheese, fresh tomatoes, homemade burger sauce and lettuce.

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KFC-Style Crispy Chicken Burger


KFC-Style Crispy Chicken Burger
Yield: 4 burgers
Author: Chili to Choc
Extremely crispy, twice-dredged chicken fillets slathered with a special burger sauce and put inside soft Broiche buns

Ingredients:

FOR CHICKEN FILLET
  • 500g boneless chicken fillets (breasts/thighs)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce (or chili sauce)
  • 1 tbsp mustard sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
FOR BATTER
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce (or chili sauce)
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
FOR DRY MIX
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
FOR BURGER SAUCE
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp mustard sauce
FOR ASSEMBLING
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 salad leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • 4-8 Cheddar cheese slices

Instructions:

  1. Slit the chicken fillet from the middle and flatten each piece. You will get 4 thin chicken fillets from 500g chicken.
  2. Marinate the chicken with salt, white pepper, garlic powder, ginger powder, sriracha sauce and mustard sauce. Leave overnight or for 1 hour at least.
  3. Make a batter with all the ingredients written under 'Batter'. Add the milk gradually and keep checking the consistency. The batter shouldn't be too runny. It should be able to stick to the chicken fillets.
  4. Combine the 'Dry Mix' ingredients in a wide shallow bowl and keep aside.
  5. Dip the chicken fillets in the batter first, then thoroughly coat with the dry flour mix. Press hard when dredging with flour and slide your fingers on it to create flakiness. Then dip the same fillet in batter followed by flour mix. We want two layers of for ultra-crunchiness.
  6. Heat a pot with oil for deep-frying. On medium heat add the chicken fillets. Don't over crowd the pan, fry in batches. For the first 5 mins do not move the fillets. Cook the chicken for total 15 mins until cooked through. Don't forget to flip in between.
  7. When done, take a big strainer and put chicken fillets on it. Use it to drain excess oil. This will prevent them from getting soggy.
  8. Make a burger sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients.
  9. Start assembling your burger. Toast the buns. Take the bottom bun, on it put the crispy chicken, then 1-2 slices of cheese, couple of tomato slices, drizzle some of the burger sauce, add the salad leaf and close the burger with the top bun.
  10. Serve with french fries and enjoy!

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