Cobb salad burger

Siba Mtongana
2 servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 15 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (29)

2 chicken breast fillets
2 gorgonzola cheese
4 toothpicks
WET RUB:
1 cumin
1 brown sugar
1 tsp curry powder — medium
1 tsp cayenne pepper — powder
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 garlic — cloves, chopped
1 canola oil
1 vinegar — apple cider
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
SERVE WITH:
4 bacon — sliced
2 maple syrup
2 bread — sesame seed sourdough rolls, buttered
1 eggs — boiled
DRESSING:
2 sour cream
2 mayonnaise
2 buttermilk — or sour milk
1 tsp lime juice
1 garlic — cloves, crushed
1 tsp onion — finely chopped
1 fresh coriander — chopped
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
sugar — to taste
Salad:
1/2 cup lettuce — mixed baby letttuce leaves
40 g watercress
1/2 avocado — halved, sliced
2 tomatoes — sliced
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Method:

For the eggs, place in a saucepan of cold water, cover and bring to the boil. Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the eggs to stand for 5 minutes for soft boiled. Remove from the saucepan using a slotted spoon and peel over running cold water. Cut in slices.

For the dressing, mix the ingredients together and shake well.

Chicken:
Make a small slit on one side of each chicken breast and stuff with the blue cheese. Secure with cocktail sticks.
Mix the rub ingredients together and rub the chicken. Grill for 6 minutes each side until cooked through. Set as upside to rest for 5 minutes.

For the bacon, place the bacon directly onto the grill and cook for 5 minutes a side until it starts to brown.

Brush maple syrup on one side and turn. After a minute brush on the top and turn. Both sides now have maple syrup.

Give it a minute or so turning to caramelize the bacon and take off. Let cool and crisp.

Tip:
If using the oven, place the bacon on a baking sheet and bake in an oven at 200C for about 15 minutes until it starts to brown. Brush it with maple syrup and give it another 5 mins. Take it out to cool and crisp.

For the bun, butter the insides, place on the braai with the buttered side down for 4 minutes until golden and crispy.

To assemble the burger, place the buns opened on a board , top the bottom halves with lettuce, watercress and tomato slice.

Now top with stuffed chicken, bacon strips avo and egg.

Drizzle with dressing, lid on, burger stick in and serve.

Reprinted with permission of Siba Mtongana and Food Network South Africa.

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