• Sink your teeth into succulent chicken infused with the smoky essence of chorizo, nestled on a soft bun. This delectable creation is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you yearning for another bite.

    Chicken and chorizo open burger with garlic mayo

    Serves: 4
    Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes


    • 4 free-range chicken breasts, skin off
    • 4tsps dried oregano
    • 2 tsp smoked paprika
    • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
    • 4 slices chorizo
    • 2 ciabatta rolls, lightly toasted
    • Handful rocket leaves
    • For The Garlic Mayo
    • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
    • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed (depending on taste)
    • Spicy wedges, and coriander sprigs to serve



    Flatten the chicken breasts out slightly with your hands or a rolling pin. Place them in a bowl with the oregano, smoked paprika and sunflower oil, toss to coat and season. Heat a griddle pan or barbecue to high, and grill the chicken breasts for 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Keep warm while you grill the chorizo for a minute or two on each side.


    Mix the mayo with the crushed garlic, spread on the ciabatta with a few rocket leaves, then top with the chicken breasts and the chorizo slices and garnish with a sprig of coriander. Serve with the spicy wedges and a little extra mayo on the side. The chicken can be marinated overnight for more flavour.

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    Written by Michelle Nortje for Woman&Home.