Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

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(136 ratings)

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

  • 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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Monika Rybus's picture
Monika Rybus
12th May, 2020
delicious without the bacon
18th Oct, 2018
Really tasty!
24th Aug, 2018
Really tasty burgers. Beating the breasts flatter helps them cook evenly. You can even make two burgers out of each breast.
16th Nov, 2017
Fab burgers have them every week, beat a takeaway in our house!
12th May, 2017
WOW! love this recipe! tried it this week for dinner with sweet potato fries and the whole family loved it!:) I was lazy and cooked the chicken in the oven!
5th Apr, 2017
They taste Amazing! but cooked for longer than 5 mins each side!
6th May, 2016
These were absolutely delicious! We found the chicken & avocado sliced together was too big for our ciabatta buns so we ended up smashing the avocado into the bottom bun, sort of like a chunky guacamole, and then layering the chicken on top. We used a strong cheddar for the top and melting it onto the bun was a great idea. I had mayo with mine, it was amazing - these will definitely be a regular and I cant wait to try cooking the chicken on the BBQ. We served with Caesar salad, onion rings and smashed new potatoes.
LaineyQ78's picture
4th Feb, 2016
This is such an easy and delicious lunch - I love it. Great served with a side salad or chips for a main meal.
Norma. mackey
26th Sep, 2015
Sooooo simple - but delicious! If I was served this at a restaurant, I'd definitely return to have it again! Tasty!
27th Jul, 2015
really nice burger! skipped the coriander since i belong to this people that taste soap when they eat coriander. the whole idea was nice and when executed was really satisfying. I cant really understand the (only one I think) negative feedback i saw.


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24th Jan, 2016
Absolutely loved this! We used guacamole (using the best-ever chunky guacamole recipe from BBC Good Food), an extra slice of bacon and added some chilli flakes to the seasoning. Will be making this again.
abcdefghijord's picture
24th Nov, 2013
I make this all the time and we absolutely love it. However I had grown a bit tired of the avocado bite so quite often I'd skip the avocado on my burger. We had run out of mayo one week so I decided to mash up the avocado and top the burger with that, it was great! A great substitute for the mayo and no chunky avocado! I also serve with harissa sweet potatoes also found on here!
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