Pineapple Chicken Burgers with Mango Salsa

These tasty Pineapple Chicken Burgers were born out of  sheer necessity……. necessity to spend as little time in the kitchen and as much time in the pool as possible. Seriously, I cannot remember when last or if I have ever been struggling with heat as much as this season. Having said that, my biological clock is ticking much faster than I would like it to so……maybe it is not the weatherman’s fault at all….
Last week my good friend and star blogger Jane Anne From Scrumptious South Africa posted a Sandwich-Press Chicken, Potato and Green Bean Salad  and I thought it was brilliant. Except for my Air Fryer, I can think of no quicker way to cook chicken fillets. So with Jane Anne’s supper quick method and my fresh ingredients, supper was a delight. Done in less than 10 minutes and very little to clean up. The other bonus of course was that taste…..the salty burgers, tart and crispy pineapple rings and then the soft creamy mango salsa…..mmmm! I tell you what, you try it and let me know what you think.

Pineapple Chicken Burgers with Mango Salsa
Make as many as you need – I made 4 burgers

Start with the Mango Salsa so that it can chill while you make the burgers.

Mango Salsa

1 ripe mango – peeled and diced
1 ripe avocado – peeled and diced (optional)
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
zest and juice of 1 lime
½ tsp Tabasco sauce
a little salt and pepper
1 red chili – finely chopped
½ red onion chopped very finely (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together and chill for 10 minutes.

Pineapple Chicken Burgers

4 chicken breast fillets – butterflied to ensure even cooking
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small pineapple – peeled and sliced (if you have a big pineapple, use only half and keep the other half for another day)
4 ciabatta rolls – opened and buttered
fresh rocket

Heat your sandwich press. Oil the chicken lightly on both sides and season with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the sandwich press and “grill” for about 6-8 minutes, depending on how think you kept the chicken. While the chicken is grilling, assemble your burgers. Place some rocket on the one half of the bun, top with a slice of pineapple and wait for the chicken. Once the chicken breasts are ready place on the burgers and top with the mango salsa. Prepare yourself for a taste sensation!

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