M’s Favourite Dinners

Crispy Chicken Burger with Honey Mustard Coleslaw

4 servings


20 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time


3 large chicken breasts (sliced into long, thick strips)

240 ml (1 cup) buttermilk

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp white pepper

¼ tsp garlic salt

180 g (1 1/2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

½ tsp garlic salt

½ tsp celery salt

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp chilli flakes

1/3 white cabbage

1 medium carrot (peeled)

4 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp honey

2 tsp lemon juice

pinch black pepper

oil (for deep frying)

4 slices gouda cheese (I used the ready-sliced kind, or you can slice it yourself)

4 brioche buns (toasted)

8 pieces crunchy lettuce (I used 'O' so sweet' variety but Romaine or Little Gem are great too)

1/2 red onion (peeled and thinly sliced)

1-2 jalapenos (sliced)


Place the chicken in a bowl. Add the buttermilk, salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Mix together, cover and place in the fridge to marinade for at least 1 hour (up to over night)

Preheat the oven to a low heat (to keep cooked chicken warm).

Heat a large pan of cooking oil (or preheat your deep fat fryer) until hot (you can test by dropping a small cube of bread in there, if it rises immediately to the top and starts to bubble rapidly, it’s hot enough). You’ll need at least 1 litre (4 cups) of oil - but make sure your pan is no more than one third full.

Mix together the crispy coating ingredients in a small bowl.

Take the chicken out of the fridge. Lift a piece from the buttermilk and allow the excess to drip off. Dredge the chicken in the crispy coating mixture – ensuring it’s fully covered. Place on a tray and repeat until all of the chicken is coated.

Once the oil is hot enough, add in 5 or 6 of the chicken tenders. You can add more or less depending on the size of your pan, just be sure not to overcrowd the chicken. Cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and cooked in the middle. You can check this by cutting open a piece of chicken, if it’s no longer pink in the middle, it’s cooked.

Place on a tray in the oven to keep warm whilst you cook the rest of the chicken.

Make the coleslaw by using a mandoline to julienne the cabbage and carrot (or you can slice thinly by hand). Place in a bowl with the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, lemon juice, and black pepper. Stir together, then cover and refrigerate until needed.

Now it's time to assemble. First, arrange the chicken tenders into four piles and place the gouda on top. Grill or place into a hot oven for a couple of minutes until just melted (this is optional - you don't have to melt the cheese if you don't want to).

Place the bottom of the brioche buns on four plates. Top with the lettuce leaves and red onion slices, followed by the cheesy chicken pieces (or add the cheese after the chicken if you're not melting the cheese).

Spoon on the coleslaw, then sprinkle on the jalapeno slices. Place the tops of the buns on top and serve.


Serving Size



791 kcal

Total Fat

38 g

Saturated Fat

20 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



100 mg


2387 mg

Total Carbohydrate

73 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

15 g


38 g

4 servings


20 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time
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