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Chicken Burger

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Chicken Burger  (Tavuk Köftesi)

Chicken2 piece1 kg
Water1/2 cup100 gr
Bread (stale)5 thin slices150 gr
Onion1 medium size75 gr
Parsley 1/2 bunch30 gr
Egg2 piece100 gr
Salt1 1/2 teaspoon9 gr
Allspice1/2 teaspoon1 gr
Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr
Nutmeg1/8 teaspoon0.2 gr
Fine bread crumbs (dry)- -30 gr
Oil3 tablespoon30 gr


Simmer chicken breasts in 1/3 cup of water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Remove from liquid; drain and cool. Mince chicken. Soak bread slices in tap water for 1-2 minutes; squeeze dry. Combine. chicken, bread, minced onion and parsley, egg, salt an spices, mixing thoroughly. Shape into egg sized, flat oval patties. Coat well with bread crumbs. Dip in beaten egg. Coat with bread crumbs again. Brown in heated oil on both sides in a non-stick pan until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy414 cal
Protein26,7 g
Fat25,2 g
Carbohydrates18,6 g
Calcium34,0 mg
Iron1,9 mg
Phosphorus231 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium709 mg
Vitamin A458 iu
Thiamine0,12 mg
Riboflavin0,21 mg
Niacin8,24 mg
Vitamin C8 mg
Cholesterol148 mg

Regional Characteristics:

This dish is prepared in western regions. It is an easy and good way of using leftover chicken. It is served for lunch or supper with any vegetable dish or any green salad.