Every chicken burger needs this intense, spicy buffalo sauce and crunchy hot slaw. Perfection.
For the buffalo dressing
4 tbsp chilli sauce
1½ tsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
pinch each of celery salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper
½ tbsp barbecue sauce
2 drops smoke oil (optional)
50ml/2fl oz buttermilk
For the slaw
½ small red cabbage, shredded or grated
½ carrot, grated
½ red onion, thinly sliced
½ red chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
1–2 heaped tbsp mayonnaise
For the chicken
50g/1¾oz panko breadcrumbs
1½ tsp ground coriander
1½ tsp ground fennel seeds
50g/1¾oz plain flour
1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
2 chicken breasts (approximately 175g/6oz), butterflied
1 tbsp sunflower oil
4 pretzel buns, or similar, cut in half and toasted, to serve
To make the buffalo sauce, mix together all the ingredients, except for the buttermilk, in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir well. Allow to cool completely and add the buttermilk. Cover and leave in the fridge until ready to serve.
To make the slaw, mix together all the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Cover and leave in the fridge until ready to serve.
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
To make the chicken, mix together the breadcrumbs, coriander and fennel seeds in a bowl. Put the flour and the beaten egg in separate bowls. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour and shake off the excess. Dip the chicken in the egg and then cover with the seasoned breadcrumbs.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken until golden-brown on both sides. Transfer to a baking tray and bake in the oven for 8–10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and there are no traces of pink.
To serve, spoon a generous helping of the slaw onto the bottom halves of the toasted buns. Spread a spoonful of the buffalo dressing over the cut sides of the top halves. Put the chicken on top of the slaw and add the top bun.
Source: BBC FOOD