Chicken Banh Mi Burger

Chicken Banh Mi Burger

This Vietnamese bánh mì inspired burger skips the pickling, sticking with fresh, crunchy vegetables and a flavorful marinade.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 burgers


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 thai chilis, thinly sliced (Can sub for 1 jalapeño)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into long, thin ribbons (A potato peeler does this job wonderfully)
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head butter lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • Mayonnaise, to taste


  • Whisk together the lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar to dissolve the sugar. Add the garlic, chilis, and chicken breasts, tossing to coat. Cover and let marinate 20 minutes.
  • Grill chicken over moderate heat until cooked through. Depending on the thickness, it should take about 15 minutes total. Let rest 5 minutes before prepping the burger.
  • Spread a little mayo on the buns, then toast them. The mayo helps them crisp up to a beautiful, crunchy golden brown.
  • Pile on your lettuce, cilantro, chicken, cucumbers, onions, and peppers, and enjoy!


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