Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

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(95 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 breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 4 rashers smoked bacon
    Bacon

    Bacon

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

  • 2 avocados
    Avocado

    Avocado

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    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

    Paprika

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    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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anna639
28th Jul, 2012
5.05
We loved this recipe, including a friend who is not a fan of avocado. Made a few times already and will again.
amys_eye
22nd Jul, 2012
5.05
Brilliant cajun spice combination; goes down a treat every time!
1003790
28th Jun, 2012
4.05
This is so yummy! I made it tonight and we all really enjoyed it. All the flavours work really well together.
hannahjp
16th Jun, 2012
5.05
made it for six and all loved it
oskanberg
9th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
8th Jun, 2012
4.05
What an absolutely gorgeous combination of flavours - will definitely be making again. Even my beef loving boyfriend liked it!
suekeating
4th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
2nd Jun, 2012
I have made this twice now and it is lovely! Ciabatta's are a nice change to burger buns.
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jburton
30th May, 2012
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
29th May, 2012
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 :)

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