Bondi-Type Chicken Burger

"In my search for Australian/New Zealand recipes for ZWT, I came across this recipe for the Bondi Chicken Burger. This is a copy cat recipe of the burger made famous at Oporto, an Australian and New Zealand restaurant of Portuguese influenced foods. Time does not include marinating."
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  • Pound chicken breasts to desired thickness, cut in half if desired for size.
  • Combine the habanero, lemon juice, ginger, vegetable oil, paprika, garlic, sugar, and chili flakes in a metal mixing bowl. Stir quickly to help combine the lemon juice and vegetable oil.
  • Pour half the sauce into a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Marinate the chicken breasts in one bowl of sauce in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Be sure the bowl is covered.
  • Mix the flour and salt in a bowl. Take out the chicken breasts, allowing any excess to drip before dredging the chicken breasts in the flour mixture.
  • Heat a medium non-stick pan with some vegetable oil or canola oil. Pan-fry each side until done.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the hamburger buns. Place lettuce on the bottom part of the bun, place chicken on the lettuce, top with Provolone cheese and spoon some of the reserved chili sauce.

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  1. I've never tried the restaurant version but this one turned out great for me. I substituted some jalapeño for the habanero because that's what I had on hand. Will be making this one again, maybe next time I'll skip the flour and try them on the BBQ.
  2. great copy cat
  3. Yummy! Pretty close to the real thing. Have made this twice but the second time subbed jarlsberg cheese with great results.
  4. unbelievable, this was great. Being Australian myself I have never been to this restaurant but will now. I added a little parsley and coriander to the marinade which seemed to work really well. Thank you for a great recipe.
  5. Made with a SLIGHT twist! I used chicken minced meat for this, and added the marinade as a seasoning, but NOT all of it! I really enjoyed this for a light lunch yesterday with salad on the side. Made for the Australia and New Zealand leg of ZWT5 for Whiners and Cheesers! Merci! FT:-)


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