Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

    1 hour 20 min

    A delicious chicken burger with a Hawaiian influence. A chicken breast is barbecued and served in a toasted burger bun, with bacon, Gruyere cheese, pineapple, tomato and lettuce.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 3 rashers thickly cut streaky bacon
    • 2 large burger buns, split
    • 1 tablespoon softened butter
    • 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
    • 2 slices Gruyere cheese
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 2 slices pineapple
    • 2 slices tomato
    • 2 leaves iceberg lettuce

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Place chicken breasts into a plastic resealable bag with soy sauce, seal the bag and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes. While chicken is marinating, place the bacon in a large, deep frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on a kitchen towel-lined plate and set aside. Spread cut sides of burger buns with butter.
    2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    3. Remove the chicken from the soy sauce and discard the excess soy sauce. Place the chicken breasts onto the preheated barbecue and barbecue until chicken shows good barbecue marks, is no longer pink inside and the juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. When chicken is almost done, brush each piece generously on both sides with teriyaki sauce to finish barbecuing. Place a slice of Gruyere cheese on each chicken breast and cover with a lid to help the cheese melt onto the chicken.
    4. While chicken is barbecuing, spread the buns open on the barbecue and cook until toasted and showing barbecue lines, about 2 minutes. Set the buns aside.
    5. To assemble, spread the grilled sides of each bun with mayonnaise and top each bottom bun with a cooked chicken breast, 1 1/2 rashers of bacon, a slice of pineapple, a leaf of lettuce, a slice of tomato and the top bun.

    Alternative cooking methods

    You can also cook the chicken under the grill.

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    Reviews in English (70)


    I used ground turkey patties because my family doesn't like to eat chicken breasts in a sandwich. Very tasty and everyone agreed they would eat them again. Grill the pineapple too and if you want an extra treat put the pineapple in a bowl with its juice and brown sugar before placing it on the grill, then put it on the sandwich.  -  19 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was good but I think it needed brown sugar added to the soy sauce. The soy was a little over powering. My daughter said it needed a little sweetness. I will try this the next time I make this recipe. Thank you for sharing.  -  05 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband and I really loved this recipe. I did cook the chicken in a crock pot on high for almost 4 hours soaking in the soy sauce & I did add brown sugar to it as well. I did grill the chicken and I did grill the bacon and put it together just as the recipe stated. It all came out very tasty and will be making this many times again!  -  18 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)