Spicy Chicken Burgers

If made small enough, these make lovely ‘spicy chicken balls’ – perfect size for children (maybe skip the chilli) or party nibbles.


  •  250g leftover cooked chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • Small piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Plain flour
  • Sunflower oil
  • Sweet chilli sauce for dipping and salad to accompany


  1. Process the chicken in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the egg, breadcrumbs, coriander, grated ginger and the chopped chilli.
  2. Process until the mixture is smooth. Season well with salt and black pepper.
  3. Using wet hands, divide the mixture into 8 small balls and lightly flatten. Toss in a little plain flour.
  4. Shallow fry in sunflower oil until golden on each side and serve with sweet chilli sauce for dipping and a crispy salad.