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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taylor81's picture
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this was a really tasty burger. didnt have ground corriander so used fresh and chopped it fine. best burger ive eaten for a long time

taylor81's picture
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this was a really tasty burger. didnt have ground corriander so used fresh and chopped it fine. best burger ive eaten for a long time

taylor81's picture
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this was a really tasty burger. didnt have ground corriander so used fresh and chopped it fine. best burger ive eaten for a long time

worrworr's picture
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Really disappointed with this. From the reviews I was expecting it to be amazing but tbh it was a bit bland. It was so simple to cook and it looked fantastic but just didn't live up to expectations.

camilla_99's picture
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Seems to work well if you cut the chicken breasts in half, to keep them a bit more tender. Also I added some lemon juice, ground pepper and basil to the mayo. Delicious.

kiisudankan's picture
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Truly delicious!!

sarafused's picture
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We had this with salad, light mayo, bacon and cheese in a pita bread. Was really good and will be on the menu again!

esmilky's picture
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I've made these cajun burgers many a time and each time the whole family and friends, have really enjoyed them! A must in your recipe binder!

thynk2much's picture
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Easy and lush -- will be making a regular appearance!

clownfish100's picture

agree, this was delicious.

shonaghbyrne's picture
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ah - maze - ing!!!
and so easy to make, especially for a quick last minute recipe when friends pop round

q8joanne's picture
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This is a definite keeper!! I have cooked this recipe several times since I found it and it is now one of our favourites. It is a delicious, quick, easy and healthy mid week meal and, in our opinion is FANTASTIC exactly as it is!!! Thank you!

liddlerachi's picture
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Delish - will be on the menu again very soon!

sugarplum26's picture
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Really tasty recipe and easy to put together, used the George Foreman to cook the chicken and bacon, took no time at all!

mariabernadette's picture
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Fantastic! Had no avocado, but serve it with salsa, jalapeno chillis and sweet potato chips. Tasted really American - especially with the bacon and toasted cheese on top of the buns - truly 'fully loaded'.

jmistovski's picture
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I rubbed garlic on the ciabatta before toasting it and added a bit of mustard. A big hit!

sarahcoley1976's picture
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Well as promised i cooked these burgers this evening for tea for sister, hubby and myself. On the positive side the chicken was lovely and tender and it was very quick to prepare, but unfortunately i just couldn't tolerate the cumin. I've never been a fan and hoped i wouldn't be able to taste it too much, but i could. Also the chicken itself was alittle bland, even though i seasoned well. I think it would benefit from an overnight marinate x

sarahcoley1976's picture
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sounds lovely, will definitely be trying this recipe in the near future, will let you all know how i get on x

nasher1's picture
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I made this really easily-I added some chilli flakes to spice it up a bit and it was gorgeous! I did cook it a bit longer to make the chicken more crispy too. My boyf loved it. i'll deffinately be cooking this again.

cakeanyone's picture
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Really lovely with the bacon and my fussy daughter loved the ciabatta!

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