Jerk chicken burger

Jerk chicken burger

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(24 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins plus marinating


Serves 2

Flavour lean chicken with Jamaican-inspired spicy seasoning, griddle then and serve in a bread roll with mango, tomato, lettuce and sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal417
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre4g
  • protein38g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • few thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 1 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…

  • 2 tsp jerk seasoning
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 large bread rolls
  • ½ small mango, stoned, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 Little Gem lettuce heart, shredded
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise and ketchup, to serve (optional)


  1. Put the chicken breasts in between pieces of cling film and bash with a rolling pin to flatten. Mix together the thyme, oil, jerk seasoning and half the lime juice in a bowl. Add the chicken and leave to marinate for 5 mins.

  2. Heat a griddle pan until hot and cook the chicken for 4-5 mins each side or until cooked through. Remove from the heat. Meanwhile, toast the cut sides of the buns for 1-2 mins.

  3. Put the chicken on the buns and top with the mango, tomato and a handful of lettuce. Squeeze over the rest of the lime and top with mayo and ketchup, if you like.

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23rd Nov, 2018
Katy my dear this is something else! this recipe brings the memories back of my late grandfather and his fantastic jerk chicken recipe. cooking is an art Joel
Shannen Smith
1st Jun, 2018
Alexandra Harold
19th Jul, 2017
So tasty and full of flavour!!!! I usually have sweet potatoes fries as a side !!! Anyone I've made this for loves it.
Emma Quy
12th Sep, 2016
Soooo good. Amazing if you leave the chicken to marinate for a few hours. Can't fault the flavours in this recipe and the mango goes perfectly
30th Oct, 2015
Great dish, really easy to do with little prep time. Overall taste was amazing for such a simple recipe. I use this recipe for a variety of chicken dishes whether it's in a bun, salad or wrap.
25th Jun, 2015
Really tasty, didn't have jerk seasoning, so used cajun and added more chilli powder, with bbq sauce instead of ketchup. Not sure that the mango added anything, but they were way better than normal chicken burgers
14th May, 2015
was very nice & tasty and really easy to follow. will most certainly make again
5th May, 2015
Best burger recipe I have ever done!! It's delicious!!! I used lemon instead of lime, and served in toasted buns along with cheddar cheese and soured cream. Also did smoked paprika potato salad and courgette salad as side dishes. Served this for my family last night, and it was a massive hit with everyone, I really recommend it.
19th Oct, 2013
These were super yummy......especially nice with the mango. Big hit with the kids.
16th Oct, 2013
Very easy to make and very tasty!!! Will be making this again and again as we all enjoyed it!


24th Jan, 2020
Are we supposed to work out the size of the chicken breasts you're using from the calorie count?! Honestly, there's such a huge variation in size that you really should specify how much chicken is included in the calorie estimate for those of us who are counting them.
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27th Jan, 2020
Hello, thanks for your question. This recipe has been nutritionally analysed with 2 x small, skinless, boneless chicken breasts (around 100g each) Please also be aware that to serve items such as the mayo and ketchup are excluded from the nutritional figures.
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