Date posted: 05/09/2023

Buttermilk chicken burger with hot honey drizzle

Crispy buttermilk chicken burger, topped with black pepper caramel bacon and a hot honey drizzle – a delicious combination of sweet and savoury flavours!

  • Serves 10
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Barton Fine Foods brioche burger bun 4.5” (frozen) 10 buns
Campbells boneless chicken thighs (skin-on) 10 thighs
Little Town dairy buttermilk (chilled) 200g
Everyday Favourites plain white flour 150g
Panko breadcrumbs 160g
Hilltop Blossom honey 100g
Red chillies (chilled) 15g
Everyday Favourites salted butter (chilled) 100g
Everyday Favourites crushed chillies 4g
White cabbage (chilled) 1 cabbage
Large green apples (chilled) 2 apples
Heinz Professional mayonnaise 180ml
Farmstead smoked rindless streaky bacon (chilled) 120g
Everyday Favourites cracked black peppercorn 1g
Tate & Lyle dark soft brown sugar 40g
Vadasz red onion (chilled) 300g
Gourmet Selection coated julienne fries 1.2kg


  1. Marinade the chicken in buttermilk for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix the flour and panko breadcrumb together and then coat the chicken thighs.
  3. Deep fry the chicken and finish in the oven until cooked through and golden. Set to one side.
  4. In a saucepan, add the honey, chilli flakes, sliced fresh chilli and butter and bring it all to a simmer. Set to one side to infuse.
  5. Finely slice the cabbage and apples and combine with the mayonnaise. Set to one side.
  6. Lay the bacon onto trays and rub with the black pepper and brown sugar. Grill until caramelised and sticky.
  7. Toast the bun and build the burger. To finish it off, drizzle with the hot honey sauce and serve alongside a handful of pickles and fries.
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