Introducing our delicious Italian Style Chicken Burger and Chips! This irresistible dish takes your taste buds on an unforgettable journey with its pesto-infused burgers. Full of bold Mediterranean flavors, every bite is a burst of freshness and satisfaction. Perfectly complemented by our crispy polenta chips, this delicious combination is a balance between lightness and indulgence. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering or just in the mood for a delicious home-cooked meal, our Italian-style chicken burger and chips will be the star of any dining experience. Let yourself be transported to the sunny streets of Italy with every delicious bite!
- 500g pack of fully cooked polenta
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 chicken breasts
- 25g dried breadcrumbs
- 25g Parmesan
- 125g ball mozzarella
- 4 ciabatta or burger buns, lightly toasted
- Salad leaves for serving
- SunBlush tomatoes for serving
- fresh basil pesto for serving
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
- Cut the polenta into thick pieces and rub all over with a little oil.
- Spread on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 20 minutes.
- Cut each chicken breast in half, flatten slightly with a rolling pin or heavy can, then rub all over with oil.
- Spread the breadcrumbs and Parmesan on a plate, then dip the chicken into the mixture to coat.
- Place the chicken on another baking sheet and cook until crispy and cooked through, 10-12 minutes.
- Place a slice of mozzarella on each chicken breast and return to the oven until it begins to melt.
- Stack the burgers on buns with some lettuce leaves, tomatoes and a dollop of pesto.
- Serve with the polenta chips.
Equipment and tools
To make this Italian-Style Chicken Burgers and Chips recipe, you will need the following equipment and tools:
- frying pan
This Italian Style Chicken Burgers and Chips recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products (Parmesan and mozzarella)
- Wheat (ciabatta or burger bun)
Storage and leftovers
Store leftover Italian-Style Chicken Burgers and Chips in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They last up to 2 days. Reheat the burgers and chips in the oven or microwave before serving.
Health Benefits of Italian Style Chicken Burger & Chips
Italian-style chicken burgers and chips offer a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional burgers. Packed with nutritious ingredients, this recipe provides a balance of essential nutrients that can benefit your overall health. Let’s explore some of the health benefits of the main ingredients used in this delicious dish.
Polenta, made from ground corn, is gluten-free and a rich source of complex carbohydrates. It is low in fat and high in fiber, which helps regulate blood sugar levels, aids digestion and promotes satiety.
2. Olive Oil:
Olive oil, a staple of the Mediterranean diet, offers numerous health benefits. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are known to improve heart health by lowering cholesterol levels. In addition, olive oil contains antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
3. Chicken Breast:
Chicken breast is a lean source of protein and a great option for health-conscious people. Protein is essential for muscle growth and repair, and also helps you feel full and satisfied. Chicken breast is also low in calories and fat, making it a perfect choice for weight management.
4. Parmesan Cheese:
Although Parmesan cheese is high in sodium, it is also a good source of calcium and protein. Calcium is crucial for maintaining strong bones and teeth, while protein plays an important role in various body functions.
Mozzarella cheese has lower fat and calories compared to other types of cheese. It is a good source of calcium and protein, similar to Parmesan cheese. In addition, mozzarella contains essential nutrients such as vitamin B12 and selenium, which are necessary for the proper functioning of the body.
6. Ciabatta or Burger Buns:
Choosing whole grain ciabatta or burger buns will add a nutritious touch to your meal. Whole grain bread contains more fiber, vitamins and minerals compared to refined white bread. They can help regulate blood sugar levels, improve digestion, and provide consistent energy release throughout the day.
7. Lettuce Leaves:
Salad leaves such as lettuce and spinach are full of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are low in calories, provide moisture and fiber and thus promote healthy digestion. Adding lettuce leaves to your burger adds freshness and a satisfying crunch.
8. SunBlush Tomatoes:
SunBlush tomatoes are a sweeter and more flavorful take on traditional tomatoes. They contain lycopene, an antioxidant that has been linked to various health benefits, including reducing the risk of certain cancers and promoting heart health.
9. Fresh Basil Pesto:
Fresh basil pesto not only adds flavor but also offers several health benefits. Known for its antibacterial properties, basil is a good source of vitamins A, K and C. It also contains essential minerals such as potassium and calcium, which are important for the body to function properly.
By incorporating these nutritious ingredients into your Italian chicken burger and fries, you can enjoy a filling meal while providing your body with essential nutrients.