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Cajun chicken burgers with lime mayonnaise

Recipe from: 30 September 2013
recipes chicken burgers

Ingredients 15
Servings 2
Time 00:20


  • 1
    olive oil
  • 4
    rashers streaky bacon
  • 2
    chicken breasts - preferably free-range
  • 1
    cajun spice mix
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2
    ripe avocado
  • 2
    fresh hamburger rolls
  • Fresh watercress or basil, to garnish
  • Mayonnaise:
  • 1
  • 1
    clove garlic
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 3
    lime juice or lemon
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1
    cooking oil


For the burgers

To a large frying pan on medium-high heat add the olive oil and then the bacon rashers.

Fry until golden and crispy, turning halfway through (3-5 minutes). Remove and drain on kitchen paper.

Meanwhile, halve the chicken breasts through their bellies so that you end up with 4 thin breast 'patties'.

Season with the cajun spice mix and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Fry the chicken breasts in the same pan that you cooked the bacon in, on medium-high heat, until just cooked through and golden (2-3 minutes on each side).

For the mayonnaise

To a blender, add all the ingredients except the oil.

Then slowly drizzle in the oil in a constant stream with the blender on a low speed.

Continue blending until all the oil is incorporated and the mixture thickens to the usual consistency of mayonnaise.

To assemble

Dollop a little mayonnaise onto your burger buns, top with the chicken, slices of avocado, crumbled bacon bits and fresh watercress or basil.

Eat as soon as possible with extra mayo on the side.


-If not using avocado, just use 1 cup of oil.
-If you don't have your own cajun spice mix, you can use a little ground cumin and ground coriander along with some dried thyme and smoked paprika.
-For a healthy side dish, roasted sweet potato wedges, drizzled with a little honey and cinnamon for the last few minutes of cooking so that they're golden and sticky.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Sarah Graham.


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