Simple Chicken Burgers
225g/8oz minced (ground) chicken
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
25g/1oz/½ cup fresh white breadcrumbs
1 large (US extra-large) egg yolk
olive oil to grease
salt and ground black pepper
toasted sesame burger buns, mayonnaise, salad leaves and sliced tomato to serve
1 Put the chicken in a bowl with the onion, parsley, breadcrumbs and egg yolk. Mix well together, then beat in 5 tbsp cold water and season with salt and pepper.
2 Lightly oil a foil-lined baking sheet. Divide the chicken mixture into two portions, shape into burgers and put on the foil. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
3 Preheat the barbecue or grill (broiler). If cooking on the barbecue, lift the burgers straight on to the grill rack; if cooking under the grill, slide the baking sheet under the grill. Cook the burgers for 5–6 minutes each side until thoroughly cooked. Serve in toasted burger buns with mayonnaise, a few salad leaves and sliced tomato.