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Chicken burgers with a fruity salsa

17 May 2019 / Posted in Easy meals
Chicken burgers with fruity salsa bu AMC Brand Ambassador Heleen Meyer

Homemade burgers are a great way to enjoy a fun and healthier meal at home. Chicken burgers are so easy to make, and you really don’t need any crumbed or ready-made patties – all you need are juicy chicken fillets and some yummy toppings of your choice. 

Chicken fillets can have a bad reputation for being dry or tasteless, but this is the perfect way to cook succulent chicken fillets, every time. They are also very quick to prepare and can be used for many different meals (ideal for the days when you need supper in a flash). The AMC Akkutherm base retains heat very successfully and allows for even cooking – just what you need for chicken fillets

Chicken burgers with fruity salsa bu AMC Brand Ambassador Heleen Meyer

Chicken burgers with a fruity salsa

Serves 4 - 6

Chicken fillets
15 ml (1 tbsp) olive or avocado oil
4 - 6 chicken breast fillets
salt and pepper
30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice, Rooibos tea or white wine

Salsa
1 mango, peeled and cubed
1 large nectarine or yellow peach, skin on, cubed
30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh mint
80 ml (⅓ cup) frozen whole kernel corn, rinsed
1 avocado, cubed
15 ml (1 tbsp) olive or avocado oil
lemon juice, salt and pepper

To assemble
4 - 6 bread rolls 
60 ml (¼ cup) plain yoghurt, hummus or sour cream 
large handful each fresh watercress and coriander leaves

Method

  1. Chicken fillets: Heat an AMC 28 cm Chef’s Pan over a medium temperature until the Visiotherm® reaches the first red area. Add the oil and fry the chicken fillets on both sides until golden brown, but not yet cooked through.
  2. Season to taste and reduce the heat. Pour the lemon juice, tea or wine into the unit and immediately cover with a lid. The liquid will steam a lot but keep the lid on and remove the pan from the heat for a moment, if necessary. 
  3. Allow the fillets to cook for only 5 - 7 minutes. If they are very thick, test after 5 minutes by gently pressing on the thickest part of the fillet. The meat should still be slightly springy in the middle and juicy, but not pink at all. 
  4. Salsa: Meanwhile, mix the fruit with the mint, corn and avocado. Season with oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. 
  5. To assemble: Cut open the bread rolls and spread with a bit of yoghurt, hummus or sour cream. Arrange the watercress and coriander leaves on top. Place a chicken fillet on each roll and place a spoonful of salsa on top. Serve immediately.
Tips
  • Use any seasonal fruit for the salsa, such as oranges, grapes, pineapple and pears. If the choice of fruit is limited, even cucumber or red and yellow peppers are delicious. 
  • If you are trying to reduce the amount of bread in your meals, substitute the rolls for large pan-fried mushrooms. Alternatively, enjoy the chicken and salsa with a large salad or your favourite veggies. 
  • This fruity salsa is also delicious with fish and pork. 

Credit

Recipe from Make five/Maak vyf, by AMC Brand Ambasador Heleen Meyer. Facebook link
Photograph by Neville Lockhart