This isn't really a recipe - more a series of simple steps.....modify ingredients to suit.
Use lots of home-grown and home-preserved ingredients!
This can be a very low-cost meal.
Cut up chicken breasts into nugget-sized pieces (I generally use about 150g of meat per person). Place in a glass dish. Dice up as much fresh garlic as you like (I like to use our home-grown garlic liberally). Sprinkle over chicken and toss to mix well. Cover dish and refrigerate for 30-60 mins.
Then, after you prepare the rest of the fillings (below), fry the chicken in some olive oil until cooked through.
Use whatever you have on hand - prepare each item and then place in separate bowls.
Slice some onions (and fry if desired - maybe along with some mushrooms)
Grate some carrot
Tear up some lettuce
Take out jars of pickles and beetroot from your pantry (home-made of course - click links for recipes)
Grate or thinly slice some cheese
Put out some dressing,sauces and/or butter if desired
If you like them, maybe put out some pineapple rings
Buns are actually optional to burgers, believe it or not. You could use whole lettuce leaves instead, or substitute home-made fried potato slices. Or how about home-made sourdough or ordinary buns? But yes, this time, I used store-bought as I hadn't planned ahead to make burgers, and most of the time we don't eat bread, so I didn't have any on hand. 8 pack of King-size burger buns, on special for $2.99. Three of us were home that night, so we used 6 and put 2 in the freezer for another time. Haven't had burgers in soooo long - and they were soooo good! Toast buns under the grill for a few minutes if desired.
When all of the fillings are ready, lay them all out on the table, along with some plates, napkins, and utensils. Call the gang, and let them build their own burgers. Fun, simple, and time saving, not to mention money-saving! Plus no-one can moan they don't like this or that, because if it's in their burger, they put it there!
A fun, easy meal when friends come over too..