MAAS-ter Class 4- LOVE ME TENDER-AMASI Marinated Chicken Burger with Spicy AMASI Dressed Slaw

love me tender

One of the delights of working with Amasi, or similar products such a yogurt or buttermilk is that they can add a number of advantages to improve the quality of the dish that one is cooking. For MAAS-ter Class 4 we would like to share the making of Amasi marinated Chicken Burger……..the acidic quality of the Amasi works fantastically as a tenderising agent to make the chicken breast extremely soft and juicy. Apart from tenderising the chicken, the Amasi helps to carry some additional flavours to the chicken breast, since it is flavoured with garlic and seasoning during the marinading process……and finally is acts as the “glue”, allowing the seasoned flour to stick to the breast which becomes this wonderfully crisp and light coating during the frying process………However of all these features the tenderness of the chicken is outstanding!


Spicy Mayo and Slaw

  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Amasi
  • 1 tablespoon Nando’s peri peri sauce ( or other spicy sauce)
  • ½ carrot grated
  • 1 cups thinly sliced cabbage

Method: Slaw

·    Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate

Fried Chicken Burger


  • 1 cup Amasi
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp ( Tablespoon)ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ( teaspoon) salt
  • 1 Tsp ( Tablespoon) garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ( teaspoon)chicken spice
  • 1 tsp ( teaspoon) cayenne pepper


  • 2 x 240gram skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved crosswise
  • Peanut or vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 4 white sandwich rolls
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Sliced tomato, lettuce, red onion

Method: Burger

Cut the breast in half and then cover with cling-wrap and beat to flatten down

 .    Grate the garlic into the Amasi and then add the chicken breasts, cover with cling wrap and chill for 2hours or overnight.

·    Heat sufficient vegetable oil in a wok or pot to cover the chicken breast – heat to 180 degrees Celsius

·    Combine the flour with the salt, pepper, garlic salt, cayenne pepper and chicken spice

·    Take the chicken from the Amasi and dip it into the season flour to coat

·    Place the breast in the pre-heated oil to fry for 7-8 minutes until fully cooked through.

·    Remove from the oil and drain on absorbent paper.


Method: Assemble

·    Toast the roll

·    Butter the toasted roll

·    Layer to suit with the slaw, sliced tomato, lettuce, etc




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