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Bunless Chicken Burgers

Bunless Chicken Burgers with Roasted Garlic Mayo


Ditch the carbs with these fresh chicken burgers with lettuce in place of a bun. We've added a roasted garlic mayo for a flavour hit. Yum!

  • Serves: 4 |
    4 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 20 mins |
  • Cook Time : 10 mins
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Garlic Mayo

olive oil
1 head of garlic, top sliced off
salt and pepper
½ C (125 ml) mayonnaise
zest and juice of 1 small lemon
salt and pepper


olive oil
a few shakes of your favourite braai spice
4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied open

To Assemble

1 large head of butter lettuce
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 large avo, thinly sliced
1 lime, quartered
micro herbs to garnish
salt and pepper

Start a medium sized fire so that the coals are ready to cook over when the garlic mayo is done.

Garlic Mayo

Preheat the oven to 180 ºC.

Drizzle the exposed top of the garlic head with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap it up in a small piece of foil and place it into the oven. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until the garlic is soft. Allow to cool, then squeeze the garlic into the mayo. Add the lemon zest and juice then season and mix well to combine. Refrigerate until needed.


Drizzle the butterflied chicken breasts with olive oil and season with braai spice. Braai the chicken breasts over medium-hot coals for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through and caramelised.

To Assemble

Lay two pieces of butter lettuce onto a serving plate, then top with slices of red onion and tomato. Give the tomato a dollop of mayo and spread it out. Place a warm chicken breast on top, then finish with avo slices and micro herbs. Top the chicken ‘burger’ with extra butter lettuce leaves and enclose, using the lettuce leaves to replace a traditional bun. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over just before eating.