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Butternut chicken burger and what’s with all that old stuff?

Butternut chicken burger |

It has been 8 years ago that I first started Junglefrog Cooking although I believe it might have been called different that very first few blogposts. And as we all know (or maybe you don’t but you can take my word for it) I have moved domains and names a couple of times, losing quite a few people in the process, so if you ask me if I would do things differently I would shout YES out loud. But it’s too late to mourn over what could have been or should have been. At the time I always thought my decisions made a lot of sense… Obviously – looking back – they weren’t but that is the story of my life… Lol…

But during one of those moves I somehow moved the text here but not the images. So the original url still exists so the pics show up but as soon as that domain is killed (and it will eventually) that means that the photos will all disappear. They were old posts so I kept that annoying task to the very last minute. Procrastinating is my middle name.

Chicken burger with butterchicken paste |

But I couldn’t leave it anymore as I do have plenty of time at the moment to do annoying things like this. And hurray! It is finally finished. It only took me two years… ๐Ÿ™‚

But in the process of going through those old post I kept seeing all those horrible old pictures and I started to wonder if the next task would be to redo all of them. As in re-make, reshoot and redo the whole thing… Nice idea but no where in a million years is that even remotely logical. Let alone, do-able. And the funny thing is that some of my most populair posts are from that time. Thankfully not all photos are a complete nightmare but it was the early days of my food photography and I obviously had to learn a bit.

But I did have another cool idea – or at least I thought it was a cool idea – cause some of the dishes are really tasty and why should I not make the dish again, shoot it again and then make a before/after post. Wouldn’t that be fun? I think it would be fun… ๐Ÿ™‚

So expect some of that soon. And also, another idea we have is to take really old cookbooks and recreate a dish from those. You know those cookbooks with the most horrible foodpics you’ve ever seen. Such as this one below


They’re poached eggs but with the way those shrimps are positioned and the way they are drowned in sauce… Yuck… This book in particular is very fond of a massive amount of sauce. In most cases, the only thing you see is sauce. Too funny really. But imagine that dish, re-invented and remade… I think that will be a really cool thing to do.

I might even make a photography challenge out of it, but the last ones I did weren’t all that successful so maybe not.. We’ll see.

For now I have one that is a lot more recent but also quite tasty; I had one of those Indian pastes lying around for butterchicken and I decided to not use it the traditional way but to make it into a delicious burger. And voila; a butterchicken burger…


Butternut chicken burger

  • Author: Simone van den Berg
  • Yield: 3-4 pcs


  • 2 pcs chicken tigh filet (around 250 gr)
  • 100 gr cooked red lentils
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 40 ml butterchicken paste
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh coriander half a bunch
  • 15 gr panko


  1. Peel the onion and cut in quarters. Peel the garlic and cut a bit smaller. Ad both into the bowl of a food processor. Add the chicken thigh filet, the red lentils, the coriander and the butterchicken paste.
  2. Pulse the machine until it has the right consistency. If you like it coarse don’t turn the machine too long.
  3. Put the mix into a bowl.
  4. Check if it sticks together if you form it into a burger. If it is too wet add a bit more panko (or breadcrumbs) to bind it a bit more. I didn’t need a lot to make it stick
  5. Shape into 3 larger or 4 smaller burgers and bake for around 5 minutes on each side or until they are cooked through. Serve on a bun with lettuce, onions and a sauce of your liking


About the author

Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over.
She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats.
Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy.
Profession: Food photographer


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