Tired of the same old chicken take out burger? Make this succulent burger with home-made BBQ sauce.


  • 4 burger buns, warmed and toasted

  • 4 large free range chicken thighs, bones and skin removed

  • 3 tbsp BBQ sauce

  • 220g ZOOSH Rock’n Ranch dressing

  • 50g blue Castello cheese

  • 1 stick spring onions, sliced finely

  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves, washed

  • BBQ Sauce

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 100ml olive oil

  • 150g brown sugar

  • 150ml Worcestershire sauce

  • 500g ketchup

  • Juice of 2 lemons

  • 2 strips of lemon peel (use peeler)

  • 5 bay leaves

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano


  • 1.

    To make the BBQ sauce, Sweat off onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft with no colour for at least 2 to 3 mins, add all remaining ingredients, bring to simmer and cook for about 10 mins. Cool and store in refrigerator.

  • 2.

    Using a meat mallet lightly bash chicken thighs so that the meat is even. This will make it cook easily and evenly.

  • 3.

    Lightly brush chicken with oil and place on hot grill, cook each side for around 4 mins or until cooked through.

  • 4.

    Place cooked chicken thighs in a bowl and spoon over BBQ sauce until well coated, season with a little salt and squeeze of lemon.

  • 5.

    Whisk blue Castello cheese into ZOOSH Rock’n Ranch dressing and chill.

  • To Serve:

  • 1.

    Place iceberg on bottom bun, place cooked chicken thigh with a little extra BBQ sauce on top of lettuce then sprinkle generously with sliced spring onions. Spoon Ranch dressing all over chicken and place hamburger lid on top and serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1271kj
  • Fat Total 78g
  • Saturated Fat 16g
  • Protein 35g
  • Carbohydrate 114g
  • Sugar 75g
  • Sodium 2483mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Recipe by Warren Turnbull for ZOOSH. 

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