Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Grilled Cajun-spiced chicken breasts topped with bacon, avocado and cheese... set to become a Friday night favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
721
protein
51g
carbs
51g
fat
36g
saturates
10g
fibre
5g
sugar
2g
salt
2.84g

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 rashers smoked bacon
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
  • 4 thin slices of your favourite cheese
  • 4 small handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • mayonnaise, to serve (optional)

For the cajun seasoning

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp paprika

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Method

  1. Mix the seasoning ingredients together with a good grinding of black pepper and a sprinkling of salt, then set aside in a large dish. Heat grill to high. On a board, flatten out the chicken slightly, then drizzle half the oil over and toss in the seasoning until completely coated. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan, sizzle the chicken for 5 mins on each side until firm, push to one side of the pan, then fry the bacon for a few mins until cooked.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, halve, stone, peel and slice the avocados, and toast the cut sides of the buns. Cover the tops of the buns with cheese, then grill until melted.
  3. To assemble the burgers, spread the buns with mayonnaise if you want, top with a handful of spinach, then a rasher of bacon. To keep the avocado in place, slice the chicken, then alternate between a slice of chicken and avocado. Top with the bun, press down lightly and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

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gdmfsob's picture
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Absolutely lovely dish. I made this for a typical weekday dinner at it was no fuss at all. I am gluten intolerant so I generally don't go for burgers, so I diced and tossed the bacon, chicken, mozzarella, avocado and tomato in some baby leaf salad. I added a little honey and mustard salad dressing too and served with homemade oven chips (Gordon Ramsay’s recipe from the Good Food website). It was amazing and my wife loved it. Definitely making it again.

thecherub's picture
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So incredibly easy to make and so incredibly tasty! I used guacamole rather than sliced avocado but that is just because I had some left over. A truly tasty treat of a meal that took no time to make at all - you have got to try it!!! (the chicken I imagine would be even better on a BBQ)

SianMP's picture
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These were so tasty, my Mum and I loved them. So simple to make! I gave them a little longer than 5 minutes on each side, and we cut the buns in half once assembled which made them easy to eat too. I also skipped the bacon, just as a preference. Will definitely be making again!

acaila's picture

I made this (without the cheese) but baked the chicken for half an hour instead and it came out beautifully juicy. Really enjoyed and will definitely be making again.

Emmaj83's picture

both my husband and i found this pretty bland once put together as a burger. Chicken seasoning on its own was ok. Wouldn't bother making this again was pretty dissapointed

Emmaj83's picture

expected this to be much nicer than it was. Although the seasoning on the chicken was tasty once put together to make the burger both my husband and myself thought it was pretty bland. It was ok but i wouldn't bother making it again

Wriggler09's picture

Made this for dinner tonight, it was lovely will be making again!

mawgen's picture

Absolutely love these! Making tonight for the third time to enjoy in the sunshine. An easy meal for summer nights that you can look forward to all day!

kevan321's picture
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Excellent. Really really tasty, I save 5 starts for something exceptional or it'd get it. Use an extra rasher of bacon per burger

abcdefghijord's picture
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Had these the other night with a watercress, rocket and spinach salad, it was lovely! Didn't have the bacon on it, didn't really think it needed it. Saved some calories too.
Avocado worked well, and made the burger really creamy!

Delicious! Will most definitely be making this one again! Yum!

anthonym's picture
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just made them and they was very very nice .i have just been told that i will have to make them again ,soon.

leewest's picture
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The BEST chicken burger i ever had the family loved it! The family ask me to cook it every week!

darrenbell284's picture
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Cooked for the second time, added a wee bit more punch with a few chili flakes and it was absolutely perfect for me, alongside some homemade chunky chips and sweetcorn. Heaven in a burger.

hardhatsix614's picture

I've tried it and its lovely.

teresal's picture
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Best Burgers on the planet. Barney is a legend.

My lot would eat these every day if I let them :-)

darrenbell284's picture
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It's very nice, quick and easy to make. My missus loved it, but I will add a bit more "punch" next time for me.

jernlm's picture
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Best burgers I have ever had! Massive hit with my family and my sister-in-law actually said it was better than the burger she normally gets from Nando's!! These will definitely be a regular thing from now on, thank you 11/10

treacle2012susan's picture
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My family loved it, thanks :)

ace1abi's picture
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This is a lovely recipe and I was especially pleased about how easy it was to make the cajun seasoning! Instead of slicing the avacado, I mashed it up with chopped tomato, added salt & pepper and a squeeze of lemon then spread it on the side of the ciabatta. For extra bite I also added a few jalepenos!

kirstyclark's picture
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this was amazing really tasty and easy to make will definatley be having again

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