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Juicy Chicken Burger with Fried Eggplant

These Juicy Chicken Burgers with Fried Eggplant are delicious and so easy to make too. Topped with crispy golden fried eggplant and a creamy coriander garlic yogurt dressing they're mind blowingly delicious!
Course Lunch/Dinner
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Wajeeha

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken Patties
  • 500 grams minced chicken
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • Fresh breadcrumbs I used 2 slices of white bread - and processed them in the food processor
  • For the Fried Eggplant:
  • 1 medium eggplant sliced in thin rounds (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying
  • For the Coriander Garlic Yogurt Dressing:
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • For Assembling the Burgers
  • Burger Buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Cheese I used cheddar
  • French fries I bought mine frozen and baked them

Instructions

  • For the Chicken Patties
  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and place in the fridge (covered) for 1-2 hours.
  • For frying the chicken patties: Shape them into medium thick patties (about the size of your palm) and place them into medium hot oil and fry until golden brown. It will take about 2 minutes on each side.
  • For the Fried Eggplant Slices
  • In a medium fry pan, heat oil on a medium high heat, and place the eggplant slices. Fry until golden brown, it will only take a few minutes. Place on kitchen paper to drain extra oil.
  • For the Coriander Garlic Yogurt Dressing
  • Pulse the garlic and coriander leaves in a food processor or chopper, until finely chopped.
  • Add this and the salt to yogurt and mix until combined.
  • Assembling the burgers
  • Toast the burger buns lightly in a fry pan.
  • Spread the coriander garlic yogurt dressing on both sides of the bun. Place the lettuce, then the chicken patty, top it with cheese, fried eggplant, tomatoes and fries if you wish.
  • Enjoy!