Bird on a Wire: Katsu Chicken Burger

Thanks to Bird on a Wire for this delicious recipe for their Katsu Chicken Burger! Bring a Taste of Takapuna home to your family with these burgers – why not get the kids involved and get them to build their own!

Bird on a Wire Katsu chicken burger

Ingredients (Serves 4)

4x Waitoa Free Range Chicken Thigh Fillets
Tonkatsu Sauce
Oil for cooking

Asian Slaw:
100g red cabbage
150g white/green cabbage
125g grated carrot
Small handful coriander, chopped
2 tsp mixed white and black sesame seeds

Pickled red onion:
1 red onion, thinly sliced
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp salt


Butterfly chicken thigh fillets so they are able to cook evenly.

Marinate chicken thighs in Tonkatsu sauce for minimum 4 hours, or overnight.

Heat 2cm oil in a pan (or use a deep fryer if you have one), toss marinated thigh in cornflour and fry for 8-10 minutes until cooked through. Once cooked, place in a bowl and toss through Tonkatsu sauce.

Warm buns in oven. Starting from the bottom bun, top with mayo, place handful of slaw, pickled onion and chicken thigh. Top with mayo and place top bun. Skewer to hold together and enjoy!

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