chicken burger + beer

chicken burger + beer


Our next client function at dhk architects is a “burgers and beer” evening.  I am not much of a beer drinker (that’s hubby’s department –  I do love my wine way much more :-)) … but being the curious sort that I am I needed to establish what beer might go best with our burgers….

During the course of my tasting expedition, I eventually came upon an ale that seemed to find resonance with me and my palate.  The ale was smooth and lovely and I decided to pair it with a chicken and minted pineapple burger. It was a perfect beer and burger combination.

The pineapple is definitely a good pairing with the chicken, with the mint lifting the whole dish to something that is both fresh and light … the Parmesan cheese gives it that rich salty flavour – without overpowering the chicken or pineapple.

This is really so easy to put together for a Friday evening spent with your besties.  Just make sure the beer is cold… even better pop a few beer glasses in the freezer before serving the beer.

PS: I spoke to Boston Beers and they suggested you drink their Boston Lager with this specific chicken burger.

Cheers mate.

Watch me make these burgers by clicking here.




chicken burger + beer
Chicken burger with minted pineapple salsa and parmesan
  • Skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • Milled black pepper
  • Burger buns
  • Olive oil
  • Pineapple
  • Mint, chiffonade
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lettuce, thinly sliced
  • Parmesan Cheese, shaved with potato peeler
  • Baby tomatoes, sliced
  1. Season your chicken with salt and pepper and grill to taste on the braai or on a griddle plan.
  2. Paint some olive oil onto the hamburger buns and grill on the griddle pan.
  3. Cut your pineapple into small blocks and add the mint to make a salsa.
  4. To assemble: Generously add mayonnaise on the bun, add the lettuce, chicken, Parmesan and top it with the fresh pineapple mint salsa.

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