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Air Fried Chicken Burger
...in your mind.
Air Fried Chicken Burger

Air Fried Chicken Burger

Somehow a ground chicken burger doesn't sound all that good - but this little guy is here to prove that thinking wrong. It's insanely delicious (especially if you use thighs)


The Burger

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs OR
  • 1 pound ground chicken (though it’ll probably be breast meat and won’t be quite as good)
  • 1/3 cup crushed pork rinds, or panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • Spray oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1.5 cups crushed corn flakes cereal
  • Hamburger buns
  • Lettuce for serving

Chili Lime Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder, or regular chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  1. Cut the chicken into 2 inch pieces, then put into a processor
  2. Pulse on & off until it looks like ground chicken(not ground mush, ground chicken) and put into a bowl
  3. Add the pork rinds, garlic & onion powders and salt & pepper - mix well and shape into 3 or 4 patties - refrigerate 30 minutes
  4. While they rest make the chili mayo: put everything in a small bowl, mix well and refrigerate until ready to use
  5. When ready to cook, preheat air fryer to 400
  6. In 3 bowls or plates: put the flour, the eggs and the corn flakes
  7. Coat the patties first with the flour gently knocking off any excess, then the egg and finally the cornflakes - being sure they’re well covered at each step
  8. Spray the bottom of the basket, put in the patties, lightly spray the tops and cook 8 minutes if 1/3 pound or 7 minutes if 1/4 pound
  9. Gently flip over, spray again and cook another 7 minutes or until 175 degrees
  10. Brush cut sides of bun with butter, and put back in the fryer 2-3 minutes or until they are lightly golden and crispy.
  11. OPTIONAL: Beat an egg white with 1 tablespoon water, brush the bun top and sprinkle salt & pepper…a bit more chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin or anything before cooking
  12. Remove and build: bun, chili mayo, lettuce, gorgeous patty, more sauce and top bun