The Mini Chicken Burger with Garlic Mayonnaise recipe is adapted from the recipe book "Chicken - Best Ever Poultry Recipe". I've decided to make it into smaller mini portions for the after morning run breakfast. A cup of Coffee Chari, Vietnamese Coffee from Cafe Mai (compliments of my brother and sister-in-law who came back from Hanoi), after the burger makes it a satisfying breakfast.
(Recipe to serve 2 persons, or 4 mini burgers).
1 chicken breast, with bones and skin removed
2 teaspoon of lime juice
1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce
(Opitonal - 4 mini slices of bacon)
4 mini buns (for convenience bought mini butter rolls)
1 tomato sliced
2 few leaves of Romaine lettuce
For Garlic Mayonnaise
1 egg yolk
1 clove garlic crushed
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 table spoon olive oil
1. Cut the chicken breast into 4 equal pieces and place them in a non-metal container (container preferable to be good for refrigerating). Prick the meat with a fork several times. Combine lime juice and chilli sauce in a small bowl and then pour the mixture onto the chicken pieces. Mix them so that the mixture coat the chicken meat. Cover the container and refrigerate for several hours or preferably overnight.
2. To make garlic mayonnaise : place the egg yolk into a bowl with the mustard, garlic, and lemon juice. Mix them up with a fork or a spatula until smooth. Of course, you can do this with a food processor. Add the olive oil and mix till it looks consistent. Cover and refrigerate until required.
3. Preheat barbecue grill or flatplate and then set to medium heat. Lightly grease the hot barbeque grill or flatplate, cook the chicken for 5 ~ 10 minutes until well browned, cook through and turning once. (Optional : Cook the bacon until crisp)
4. Cut the buns in halves. Toast the buns in a grill with the cut faces facing top heater element until a light brown. On the bun base, layer tomato, lettuce and chicken. (Optional : add bacon slice, a small slice to just cover the chicken) Top with garlic mayonnaise before finishing with the bun top. Stick a toothpick in the middle of the burger to prevent a collapse.
For less carbo : Replace the buns with lettuce. Instead of using buns in step 4, replace the bun with 1 leave of lettuce. Place the lettuce on a plate, place the tomato, then the chicken (and the bacon if you want it). Top with the garlic mayonnaise and then wrap up with the lettuce.