Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

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(94 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal721
  • fat36g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre5g
  • protein51g
  • salt2.84g
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Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 rashers smoked bacon

    Bacon

    bay-kon

    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 2 avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 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

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

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.

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Comments (103)

mariabernadette's picture
5

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
4

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

sarahcoley1976's picture
3

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
4

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
4

Really lovely with the bacon and my fussy daughter loved the ciabatta!

deniseswee's picture

I made this with coriander salsa and red onion. Delicious and super heatlhy!

cheppie's picture
5

This is a great recipe, it is easy to make and delicious! I didn't change a thing. It gets a 5 star rating from me when my husband, daugher 16 and son 15 all loved it, and it doesn't happen very often when they all three love the same recipe. This one is a keeper.

franmacf's picture

This was very quick and easy and went down really well with the family.

meg_86's picture

this looks yummy and different to a regular burger! im heading the shop for an advocado and buns on the way home from work and making these for tea :)

dylanski's picture
4

Lovely chicken and very quick, also added a dollop of mango chutney on top, but left out the cheese

catherine1975's picture

Takes no time at all. Quick, easy and delicious!! Yum

abbiem33's picture
5

Delicious! My husband loved them, will definitely make again and again and again....

angelafield's picture
5

This is delicious didn't bother with the cheese as that didn't really appeal to me, I added tomato, cucumber, red onion some jalapeno peppers and mayonnaise.

I also toast the rolls, this was delicious!

hellypoos's picture

totally gorgeous, made them twice already

nikki1460's picture
5

absolutely gorgeous, partner loved them will definately be making these again in the near future

nikki1460's picture
5

cant wiat to make these burgers tonight really looking forward to them, espically after the great reviews ..ill be sure to report bk on how i found them

michellecchan's picture
5

Lovely chicken! Healthy but yet a burger at the same time!

placematuk's picture

A really superb recipe.

I did a slightly different seasoning for the chicken: (1-2 breasts)
1tbs tikka spice,
2-3tbscrème fraîche
1tbs lemon juice
salt & pepper

Let the chicken sit in the marinade for a little bit in the fridge (30mins+)

Served with a simple side salad, freaking delicious!

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