Pulled Chicken Burger

Pulled Chicken Burger

This pulled chicken burger has been on my list for quite some time! I wanted to get the flavours right before publishing this. Last time we made a batch, I forgot to click pictures! No more excuses now. I have finally managed to get myself to write this down. So here it goes!

Slow-cooked chicken shredded to flavourful slivers, layered with crunchy lettuce and fresh tomatoes, and topped with a creamy mushroom puree and a load of caramelised onions – All of this in a toasted burger bun!

Usually, we associate burgers with super rich, greasy, unhealthy meat feasts! Worry no more! We don’t have any fried, or greasy ingredients in this recipe. This is a healthy burger. But boy, it is delicious!

These burgers are lip smacking good! I don’t want to brag. Try them out this weekend, and you’ll believe!

Pulled chicken burger loaded with caramelised onions
Pulled chicken burger loaded with caramelised onions

What we have is some succulent, shredded chicken; fresh and crunchy lettuce; juicy tomato slices; and all that goodness held together in the grip of a nice, toasted burger bun.

Pulled Chicken Burger is served!
Pulled chicken burger layered with lettuce, tomatoes, mushroom sauce, and caramelised onions

Invest time and reward yourself with these delicious burgers

I have to admit that this is not the easiest of the recipes on my blog. There are no complex techniques. And the narration of each step is also straightforward as usual. But what’s different here is the time required to cook up these burgers!

Let me iterate. Cooking this burger is easy, it’s just that you need to spend some time to get our components ready.

Pulled chicken burger layered with lettuce, tomatoes, mushroom sauce, and caramelised onions
Pulled Chicken Burger is served!

Let’s get cracking! Go through the list of ingredients and steps, and start cooking! I would love to hear from you. Please drop your comments at the end of this post.

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Pulled Chicken Burger Yum
Slow-cooked chicken shredded to flavourful slivers, layered with crunchy lettuce and fresh tomatoes, and topped with a creamy mushroom puree and a load of caramelised onions - All of this in a toasted burger bun!
Pulled Chicken Burger
Cuisine american
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
For pulled chicken
For mushroom sauce
For caramelised onions
Cuisine american
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
For pulled chicken
For mushroom sauce
For caramelised onions
Pulled Chicken Burger
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice the onions. Chop the mushrooms.
    Main ingredients for the pulled chicken burger
  2. Mix paprika, ketchup, and brown sugar with vinegar to make the marinade.
    Sauce to cook chicken
  3. Crush garlic, pepper, cloves, and mix with the chicken pieces along with the marinade. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
    Chicken marinated in the sauce mix
  4. Heat butter in a pan, and fry the crushed garlic.
  5. Add the chopped mushrooms, and saute on a medium flame.
    Mushrooms fried in butter
  6. Once the mushrooms are cooked, add quarter cup of milk. Bring to boil on a low flame.
    Milk is added to the fried mushrooms
  7. Let it cool down. Blitz to a thick paste in a blender. You can add 1/4 cup water if required.
  8. Empty the marinated chicken along with all juices to a pot. Add half cup water, mix well, and cook with the lid closed on low flame.
    Chicken cooked in a pot
  9. Heat a thick, non-stick pan. Coat the entire surface with a tablespoon of olive oil. Reduce to a low flame, and start frying the onions.
    Onions slow cooked in a pan
  10. Continue frying the onions while stirring occasionally.
    Onions continue to get cooked
  11. After 30 minutes, switch off the chicken pot. Once it's cooled down, take out the chicken pieces and shred them using two forks.
    Cooked chicken is shredded to pieces
  12. Do not discard the gravy in the pot.
    Save the juices
  13. Put the shredded chicken back into the pot, and cook further until it's reduced to a just moist consistency.
  14. Add half teaspoon brown sugar to the onions, and continue frying. You can see them turning brown.
  15. Onions will start to get caramelised now. Stir frequently so that they don't get burned. Cook till they are uniformly caramelised.
    Caramelised onions are ready
  16. Toast the buns. Now let's start assembling the burger.
  17. Add a layer of ketchup on the base.
    Ketchup on the bun
  18. Place the lettuce leaves followed by the tomato slices.
    In goes the lettuce and tomatoes
  19. Place 1/4 of the shredded chicken on this.
  20. Now add a generous helping of the mushroom puree on top of the chicken, followed by 1/4 of the caramelised onions.
    Final step - add the mushroom sauce, and top it up with caramelised onions
  21. Place the cap of the bun. Repeat for the remaining (three) buns. Serve your pulled chicken burgers hot and fresh!
Recipe Notes
  • If you are not a big fan of mushrooms, remove that ingredient group
  • Your burgers will still fantastic
  • If you don't have paprika, any low heat chilli powders will do just fine

10 Comments

  1. These burgers look amazing! The flavour combo sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try these!

  2. Oh my goodness that looks amazing! DEFINITELY trying it out!!

  3. Yummy, this looks sinfully delicious. I’ll have to try it out.

  4. Fantastic article ..

  5. Dear Arun, I tried the pulled chicken burger and it was A SUPER HIT at my home. My kids totally loved the burgers. Thanks so much for sharing such a lovely recipe

    • The Take It Easy Chef

      Dear Louella, that’s a great feedback! Thank you very much!!!
      There is nothing more joyful than hearing about a successful recipe! 🙂 I am delighted to learn that it’s a hit at your home, especially with kids.

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