Budget beater: Spicy chicken burger


This recipe from Noloyiso Kondile of Thornton, Cape Town, is perfect for a weekend supper – and the kids will love it! To stretch your money even further, serve half a chicken fillet with each bread roll.

Preparation time: 10 min

Marinating time: 30 min

Cooking time: 10 min

Makes 6


6 chicken fillets

salt and freshly ground black pepper


250 ml (1 cup) plain yoghurt

2 garlic cloves, crushed

30 ml (2 tbsp) olive or canola oil

30 ml (2 tbsp) tandoori masala or curry powder

20 ml (4 tsp) paprika

10 ml (2 tsp) turmeric


45 ml (3 tbsp) oil

6 bread rolls

lettuce leaves

6 slices Mozzarella cheese

80 ml (? cup) mayonnaise

125 ml (½ cup) lightly fried baby tomatoes, a few tomato slices or baby tomatoes


roasted butternut wedges


Using a meat hammer or rolling pin, flatten the meat, especially the thicker parts, until evenly flat.

Season with salt and pepper and put on a plate.

Mix the marinade ingredients and stir until well combined.

Season with salt, if necessary, and pour the marinade over the chicken fillets.

Marinate for 30 minutes or longer and chill until needed.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken fillets for 5 to 6 minutes or until done.

Heat a griddle pan until very hot.

Put the cooked chicken on the pan and heat for 1 minute on each side to get the braai look and flavour.

Serve on a roll with lettuce, cheese, mayo and tomatoes and the enjoy for lunch or supper.

DRUM. 19 Augustu 2010

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