Chicken Banh Mi Burger 

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 thai chilis, thinly sliced (Can sub for 1 jalapeño)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into long, thin ribbons (A potato peeler does this job wonderfully)
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head butter lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • Mayonnaise, to taste


Whisk together the lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar to dissolve the sugar. Add the garlic, chilis, and chicken breasts, tossing to coat. Cover and let marinate 20 minutes.

Grill chicken over moderate heat until cooked through. Depending on the thickness, it should take about 15 minutes total. Let rest 5 minutes before prepping the burger.

Spread a little mayo on the buns, then toast them. The mayo helps them crisp up to a beautiful, crunchy golden brown.

Pile on your lettuce, cilantro, chicken, cucumbers, onions, and peppers, and enjoy!