Tropical Heat Burger

Make the ultimate chicken burger with Hot Box 16's very own Tropical Heat by Novice Kitchen. 


  • 1 Bottle of Tropical Heat by Novice Kitchen
  • 150ml Pickle juice
  • 3tbs Soya Milk
  • 2 Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Gherkin
  • 2tbs Mayo
  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 1tbs salt
  • 1tbs Coriander powder
  • 1tbs All purpose Seasoning
  • 1tbs Thyme
  • 1tbs Paprika
  • 1tbs chilli powder
  • 1 big tablespoon of butter
  • Lettuce leaves


  • In a bowl add the pickle juice and milk to create a brine then add the chicken and leave to marinade for at least 1hr (the longer the better).

  • Dice the gherkin into small cubes and set aside.

  • In a different bowl make your tropical mayo using 2tbs of tropical heat and 2tbs Mayo. 

  • In a large bowl create your fry mix using flour and all the seasoning in the ingredients list and stir well.

  • Place the chicken from the brine directly into the flour mix and dust off any excess flour and set aside.

  • In a pot heat up 6tbs of tropical heat and 2tbs butter on a low heat until the butter is fully melted (add more Tropical heat if you want it spicier).

  • Heat up some vegetable oil to fry the chicken.

  • Fry the chicken until golden brown on each side (7 mins each side).

  • Once the chicken is fried place in the tropical heat sauce to coat the chicken.

  • Assemble the burger by spreading the spicy Mayo on the bun, then the gherkins, chicken and lettuce leaves.