Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins


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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  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 4 rashers smoked bacon



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

  • 2 avocados



    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



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


  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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13th Aug, 2012
Had these yesterday, amazing!!
8th Aug, 2012
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!
1st Aug, 2012
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'.
28th Jul, 2012
We loved this recipe, including a friend who is not a fan of avocado. Made a few times already and will again.
22nd Jul, 2012
Brilliant cajun spice combination; goes down a treat every time!
28th Jun, 2012
This is so yummy! I made it tonight and we all really enjoyed it. All the flavours work really well together.
16th Jun, 2012
made it for six and all loved it
9th Jun, 2012
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!
8th Jun, 2012
What an absolutely gorgeous combination of flavours - will definitely be making again. Even my beef loving boyfriend liked it!
4th Jun, 2012
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!


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