Falafel Chicken Sliders with Sesame and Feta Mayo

, from Issue #44. August, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Falafel Chicken Sliders with Sesame and Feta Mayo

With sliders being all the rage at the moment, these crispy coated chicken fillets served with a tasty feta mayo will get you rave reviews.


1 chicken breast, about 300 grams
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup plain flour
1½ cups falafel mix
vegetable oil for cooking

50 grams feta
1/3 cup thick plain yoghurt
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon sesame oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper

To serve
10 slider buns or other small bread rolls, halved and grilled
1-2 medium vine tomatoes, sliced
crisp lettuce leaves
1 avocado, peeled and sliced



Mayo: Crush the feta with the back of a fork then combine with the remaining ingredients and season, or for a smooth mayo place everything in a food processor.

Chicken: Cut the chicken into 10-12 pieces. Place between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound gently so the pieces are slightly bigger than the buns.

Put the eggs and flour in separate shallow dishes and season with salt and pepper. Put the falafel mix in a third dish.

Dust the chicken in the flour then in the eggs, letting the excess drip off. Coat well in the falafel mixture, pressing it on to adhere. 

Heat a little oil in a sauté pan and cook the chicken until crisp and golden and fully cooked through. Drain on kitchen towels.

To assemble: Spread the mayo thickly on the cut sides of the warm buns. Top with a slice of tomato, lettuce, avocado, chicken and the remaining buns. Serve immediately. Makes 10

Pantry note: Dried falafel mix is available at supermarkets, food stores and health food shops