Hailed as being one of the best burgers you can get your hands on in Tinseltown, trumping the In-N-Out version that celebs including Katy Perry and David Beckham can’t get enough of, we’ve used our connections to get this top-secret recipe especially for you…
400g chicken breast
8 cups cold water
1⁄3 cup salt, plus more for seasoning
¼ cup sugar
4 leaves of lettuce, chopped
16 slices burger pickles
4 thick slices of tomato
4 tsp chipotle barbecue sauce
8 slices beef bacon
4 bread buns, sliced
1 Place each chicken breast in a resealable plastic bag or between two pieces of clingfilm.
2 Using a meat-tenderising mallet, pound the chicken breast into an even thickness of about 7.5cm in height. Repeat with remaining three breasts.
3 In a medium bowl, whisk the water, salt and sugar together until the solids are dissolved.
4 Add chicken breasts and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5 Remove the chicken breasts from brine, pat dry with paper towels and season to taste with salt and pepper, before brushing lightly with two tablespoons of oil.
6 Heat your barbecue or grill to high and grill the chicken for three to five minutes on each side, until cooked and juices run clear. Flip the chicken breast and repeat.
7 Meanwhile, fry the beef bacon in a frying pan until crisp.
8 Spread one teaspoon of the chipotle barbecue sauce on the bottom halves of the sliced buns.
9 Layer with lettuce, pickles and tomato before topping with the chicken breast, beef bacon and the top half of your bread bun.
INFO: CaliBurger opens 11am-12midnight, Jumeirah Rd, near Al Manara, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, 800 2254, www.facebook.com/CaliBurgerME
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Hailed as one of Dubai’s top 20 casual eateries, Just Salad makes healthy eating a breeze! Go with the chef-designed menu or get creative with your own concoction of veggies, fruit, grains, nuts, protein and cheese, served in a bowl or in a wrap, paired with soup or a smoothie from an extensive selection. What’s more, this environmentally friendly joint offers customers a reusable bowl which can be bought for Dhs10 and entitles the customer to two free salad toppings each time it’s used, meaning you can go green in every way.
INFO: 11am-12midnight daily, Indigo Tower, Cluster D, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 04 279 0302, dubai.justsalad.com