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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missshinx's picture
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Delicious! Partner and I loved it, especially the way the advocado is inbetween the chicken. I will definately be making this again. We also had some left over chicken so had it in a salad for lunch the next day.

hootiemcboob's picture
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Absolutely fantastic recipe!l A huge hit with all the family, I've never been able to fins the ciabatta rolls but just use ordinary crusty rolls, granary rolls are especially good with the burgers too

crushbrooke's picture

Had these yesterday, amazing!!

sakeliou's picture
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Everyone loved it!

For my fussy boyfriend I added lettuce and tomato and doubled up on the bacon.

I also allowed the chicken to marinade for a while and then cooked them!

chrisnation's picture

Talking healthy? I've cut out the bun with burgers. I slice a large w/m pitta across the middle and stuff burgers into the pockets. You need to slather on any sauce, mustard or relish beforehand, tho'.

anna639's picture
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We loved this recipe, including a friend who is not a fan of avocado.
Made a few times already and will again.

amys_eye's picture
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Brilliant cajun spice combination; goes down a treat every time!

1003790's picture
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This is so yummy! I made it tonight and we all really enjoyed it. All the flavours work really well together.

hannahjp's picture
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made it for six and all loved it

oskanberg's picture
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Absolutely scrumptious! And filling too; grandma said it was the meatiest mouthful she'd tried since her date with Bruce Forsythe! (she wishes). Would make again!

stephiecbrown's picture
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What an absolutely gorgeous combination of flavours - will definitely be making again. Even my beef loving boyfriend liked it!

suekeating's picture
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Tried it last night for the first time and it's delicious - it'll definitely be on our weekly list now. Hubby added some red onion for extra pep... lol, my mouth is watering now just thinking about it!

lilygrace6493's picture

I have made this twice now and it is lovely! Ciabatta's are a nice change to burger buns.

jburton's picture

I'm making these tonight but I'm not doing the burgers I will serve with Salad as its such a beautiful sunny day.
I'm going to slice them and pop on top of baby asparagus with a salad of Iceberg lettuce, on the vine tomatoes, cucumber, spring onion, celery (for partner I only like celery cooked), sliced red pointy pepper and Ciabatta rolls.
I wanted to get avocado but they were all as hard as nails in the shop and I couldn't have ripened them in time for tonight.

dlou1979's picture

On a diet so I changed a few things, dropped the cheese and bacon, kept the avacado (good fats), switched the buns for wholemeal pittas and stuffed full of lightly dressed salad. Really delicious and super healthy :)

zendeling's picture
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Really good!
What a lovely surprise.
I expected the cajun to be more overwhelming, but it was the perfect mix.
Lovely how subtle the bacon and avocado tasted on the background.
Definitely the best chicken burger i have come across and in my top 3 of burgers.
Cheers!

badgiec's picture
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This one's a keeper! Had it with home cut over chips lightly seasoned with salt, pepper and pimento paprika.

katcurnock's picture
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Couldn't buy any avocado, but was just as lovely without. Also used mexican cheese slices, which were lovely. Served with sweet potato and potato chips, and a side salad of lettice and spinach with a lime and chilli dressing. Boyfriend loved it, which is a rarity ;)

charloot's picture
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-Excellent recipe. If you want to make it healthier then leave out the cheese, use garlic sauce instead of mayo and turkey rashers instead of bacon! Winner!

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