Spicy Jerk Chicken Burger with Maple Slaw

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4 portions
Metric Imperial


For the chicken burger

  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 4 large rolls or brioche buns
  • 1 baby gem lettuce
  • 1 beef tomato
  • 1 mango, stoned, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 4 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • Zest and juice of lime

For the maple slaw

  • 1/2 red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 green apple, cored and grated
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (preferably golden syrup for its delicate taste)
  • 1/2 cup thick natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 2 tsp maple vinegar


For the chicken burger

  1. In a food processor, make the jerk marinade by blending jerk seasoning, coconut cream, chilli, spring onions, garlic and ginger
  2. Add the lime zest and juice and season to taste
  3. Cut the thighs down to the bone and smear with jerk marinade, then top with maple syrup
  4. Roast in oven 200/180ºC fan for 30 minutes until cooked through, basting with maple
  5. Remove the bone from chicken and build each burger with lettuce, mango and tomato

For the maple slaw

  1. Mix cabbage, apple, carrots and onion in a large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, natural yoghurt, lemon juice, maple vinegar and mustard
  3. Season and mix in the cabbage mixture
  4. Chill, and serve on the side of your burger

The delicious sweet and spicy flavours in this jerk chicken burger make for a perfect summer lunch. Spicy and tangy Caribbean flavours combine with the sweetness of pure Canadian maple syrup for a flawless jerk chicken burger, with the slaw adding a delightful crunch.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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