The comfort and fun of fried chicken without the hassle of frying whole pieces or small nuggets! These burgers are the perfect compromise and something everyone will love.

If you're like me, you love fried chicken.

When someone else makes it.

It's way too much of a hassle for me – the cutting up of the chicken into different parts, the breading, the oil. And nuggets aren't much better.

But burgers? They are like the perfect compromise. Big enough to easily make and fry without the fussiness.

Quick, easy, and delicious.

Plus, the ingredients in this version make it perfect for a Paleo, AIP, and egg-free diet!

Side dishes for these burgers:

Braised Rainbow Chard makes a great green leafy side (Paleo, AIP)

If you want more of a traditional salty sort of dish, you could throw some plantains in the oil too and make some Tostones (Paleo, AIP)

and if you want a good sweet potato side, these diced roasted sweet potatoes with a citrus dressing are awesome (Paleo, AIP)

Fried Chicken Burger Recipe

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Fried Chicken Burgers

Fried Chicken Burgers (Paleo, AIP, Egg-free)

  • Author: Michele Spring
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 burgers 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Paleo, AIP, Egg-free
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The comfort and fun of fried chicken without the hassle of frying whole pieces or small nuggets! These burgers are the perfect compromise and something everyone will love.


Scale

Ingredients

For the burgers:

  • 2 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried Sage

For the coating:

  • 3/4 cup Tapioca Starch
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder

For cooking:

1/2 cup Lard (preferable), Palm Shortening, Coconut Oil, or Avocado Oil


Instructions

Heat a large cast iron skillet or pan over medium heat, add the lard and let melt. In a large bowl, mix together the burger ingredients.

In a small, shallow bowl, mix together the coating ingredients.

Take a handful of the burger mixture, try to pat it into a burger shape (it will be sticky) and then lay down in the coating mixture. Coat both sides, then flatten a bit more into a burger shape. Carefully lay the burger down in the hot lard. Repeat until there is no more room in the pan (don't overcrowd, you'll have to do this in 2-3 batches and will make 4-8 patties).

Leave to cook on that side for 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes. If you notice the coating isn't getting browned, turn the heat up slightly.


Keywords: Paleo, AIP, egg free, easy, quick, fry, comfort food, weeknight

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