Spicy Chicken Burger Recipe

Do you like your burger a little spicy?

That first bite of fiery hotness and the tangy taste of sauce really raises the level of a chicken burger from good to delicious!

Spicy chicken burger has many variations. You can either marinate your chicken in spices or create a hot sauce to spread on the bun and drizzle over the chicken. Add a few jalapeños, and you have got yourself an edible masterpiece. If you are really into spice, a couple of peppers in the sauce will give you a punch of flavor. Keep in mind that things can get hot, so we suggest that you have a glass of ice-cold lemonade by your side.

Lastly, a burger is incomplete without fries. On your next grocery run, buy one of those spice jars, such as garlic chili or peri-peri, to sprinkle over your fries. Don’t forget to grab a pouch of spicy garlic ketchup. Now that we have successfully made you think and salivate about a spicy chicken burger, let’s look at a couple of recipes on how to make it:

Spicy Chicken Burger Recipe

Chili Chicken Burger

Want to make something spicy? Just add chili to it… in any form: Chopped, crushed, or pureed. Chili adds a little pizzazz to an otherwise ordinary chicken burger. A dash of mustard and vinegar creates balance and prevents the heat from getting to you. This way, you can enjoy the taste of spice and every nice in every bit.

Prep Time: 40 Minutes

Total Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 50 Minutes

Servings: 4


Marinade for Chicken

  • Chicken Breast: 1 Chicken
  • Vinegar: 1 Teaspoon
  • English Mustard: 1 Teaspoon
  • Garlic Puree: 1 Teaspoon
  • Chili Puree: 1 Teaspoon
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Coating the Chicken

  • Plain Flour: 1 Cup
  • Corn Starch: ½ Cup
  • Paprika: 1 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper: 1 Teaspoon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Milk: ⅓ Cup
  • Egg: 1

Spicy Mayo Sauce

  • Mayonnaise: ½ Cup
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: ¼ Cup
  • Honey: 2 Teaspoons
  • Chili Puree: 2 Teaspoons

Burger Ingredients

  • Brioche Buns: 2
  • Pickled Cucumber: 2 (Sliced)
  • Iceberg Lettuce Leaves: 4
  • Cheese Slices (Your Preference): 2


Marinate the Chicken

  • Mix salt, pepper,mustard, vinegar, and chili and garlic puree in a bowl
  • Butterfly the chicken and coat it in the marinade
  • Cover and set aside for 2 hours

Make the Spicy Mayo Sauce

  • Mix honey, chili sauce,and mayonnaise in a bowl
  • Keep adding a little bit more of the chili sauce until the mayo reaches your desired spiciness

Coat the Chicken

  • In a bowl, mix pepper, paprika,and cornflour
  • In a second ball, crack two eggs and add milk. Whisk the mixture
  • Cut your butterfly chicken into four pieces
  • Cover both sides of the chicken piece with the flour mix
  • Dip the piece in the egg mix and then coat them again with the flour mix

Cook the Chicken

  • Deep fry the chicken in oil at 180°C, giving each side 4 minutes.

Assemble Your Burger

  • Place your brioche buns on a pallet and add a dollop of your spicy mayo tothe bottom
  • Spread the sauce evenly and then lay down the lettuce
  • Place your crispy fried chicken on top and add more lettuce
  • Top with pickles, cheese,and more sauce
  • Place the top bun and give it a little brush of butter

Optional: If you want, you can add other toppings such as caramelized onions, BBQ sauce, bacon, etc.

Grab your glass of lemonade and enjoy your spicy chicken burger while watching Netflix.

Hot Cajun Chicken Burger

Cajun seasoning hails from Louisiana, known as the home of mouth-watering Cajun cuisine. Everyone has their own spin on this seasoning. Still, in general, this spicy blend features oregano, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and lots of paprika. It’s important not to add any more spices to a dish when you are using Cajun seasoning because the taste might take a different turn.

Add this spicy blend in the marinade, your topping and if you really want to feel the heat, sprinkle it on your chicken before topping the burger with a bun.


  • Chicken Breasts: 4
  • Garlic Cloves: 2 (Crushed)
  • Cajun Seasoning: 1 Tablespoon
  • Crushed Chili: ¾ Teaspoon (Crushed)
  • Olive Oil: 1 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Brioche Buns: 4
  • Lettuce Leaves: 4 (Large)
  • Tomatoes: 2 (Sliced)

For The Coleslaw

  • Carrot: 1 (Grated)
  • Fresh Coriander: 1 Tablespoon (Chopped)
  • Red Onion: ½ (Finely Sliced)
  • Low-Fat Greek Yogurt: 3 Tablespoons
  • Dijon Mustard: 1 Teaspoon


Prep the Meat

  • Cover the chicken breast with cling film and pound it with a mallet
  • Cut the chicken intotwo pieces and place it in a bowl with Cajun seasoning, garlic, olive oil, and crushed chili
  • Wear disposable gloves and rub the spices into the chicken
  • Marinate for 10 minutes

Make the Coleslaw

  • In a bowl, combine red onion, coriander, carrot, mustard,and Greek yogurt
  • Mix well and set it aside

Assemble the Burger

  • In a frying pan, place the chicken piece and cook for 4 minutes on each side
  • Place the chicken on a rack and let it cool slightly
  • Meanwhile, toast your brioche buns
  • Place lettuce leaves on the bottom half of the burger
  • Top with tomatoes and then the chicken breast
  • Add a spoonful of the coleslaw
  • Top the burger with the other half of the bun

Final Word

You are just itching to whip up a spicy chicken burger now, aren’t you? Go ahead because we are done here. And oh, don’t forget to add the spices and other condiments to your grocery list. Experiment with the heat and find out the level you can go to without burning your tongue.