Cajun Chicken Burger

  • 5MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 273KCAL

Flattened chicken breast coated in Cajun spices and topped with cheese for a super quick lunch or dinner any day of the week!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories273
  • Carbs23g
  • Protein32g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars4g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

We love making our own spice blends, and find that you get a lot more for your money when you make it from scratch. Cajun is one of our favourites as it’s really customisable: if you like a little more kick, simply add more chilli powder!

We’ve used Cajun spice on these delicious chicken burgers, and topped with gooey cheese for a super simple dinner that’s on the table in only 20 minutes.

Perfect for summer and a tasty change to the classic beef burger, using chicken keeps it light, and gluten free ciabatta rolls mean that even those on gluten free diets can enjoy this dish!

Serve up with crispy potato wedges and a big, fresh salad for a weeknight treat that everyone will enjoy.

What diets are these Cajun Chicken Burger suitable for?

This Cajun Chicken Burger recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Light burger cheese slices

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cajun Chicken Burger recipe?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Cajun Chicken Burger recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Cajun Chicken Burger recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Cajun Chicken Burger recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cajun Chicken Burgers?

We’ve made our own Cajun spice mix in this recipe using easy to find ingredients that you can pick up in the spice aisle at the supermarket. You could also use 2tbsp of a ready made mix in place of our version, but watch out for added sugar to the pre-made mixes!

How many calories are in this Cajun Chicken Burger recipe?

There are 273 calories per portion in this Cajun Chicken Burger recipe which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Cajun Chicken Burger recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

For the Cajun seasoning

Step 1

Mix together the Cajun seasoning ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

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For the burgers

Step 2

Place the chicken breasts on a chopping board. Lay a piece of greaseproof paper over and gently bash the fat ends with a rolling pin so the breast is the same thickness all along.

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Step 3

Cut each flattened chicken breast into two.

Step 4

Coat the chicken pieces in the Cajun seasoning on both sides.

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Step 5

Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place the chicken pieces in the pan and cook on one side for 3 minutes.

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Step 6

Spray the top of the chicken with more low-calorie cooking spray and flip. Add the cheese slice to the top, cooking for 3 minutes on the other side. The chicken should be white throughout and the cheese melted.

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Step 7

Take a bun (you can lightly toast if you like) and place one of the chicken pieces inside with some spinach leaves. Repeat with the rest of the buns and serve with an accompaniment of your choice.

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What could I serve with Cajun Chicken Burgers?

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How do you know when Cajun Chicken Burgers are cooked?

The burgers should be cooked until the chicken is white throughout with no pink remaining, and the cheese is melted.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Cajun Chicken Burgers in the fridge?

Once you’ve cooked the chicken, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Cajun Chicken Burger in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so, and assemble the burger just before serving.

Can I freeze Cajun Chicken Burgers?

Yes you can freeze the chicken before assembling the burger. This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Cajun Chicken Burgers?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot. Add the cheese slice for the last 30 seconds.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Cajun Chicken Burger

Flattened chicken breast coated in Cajun spices and topped with cheese for a super quick lunch or diet friendly dinner any day of the week!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 273
  • Carbs 23G
  • WW Points:
  • 6 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

For the Cajun seasoning

  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 pinch chilli powder add more or less, to taste
  • 1 pinch dried oregano

For the burger

  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 light burger cheese slices
  • 4 gluten free ciabatta rolls sliced in half
  • 1 handful spinach leaves
  • low-calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

For the Cajun seasoning
  1. Mix together the Cajun seasoning ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
For the burgers
  1. Place the chicken breasts on a chopping board. Lay a piece of greaseproof paper over and gently bash the fat ends with a rolling pin so the breast is the same thickness all along.
  2. Cut each flattened chicken breast into two.
  3. Coat the chicken pieces in the Cajun seasoning on both sides.
  4. Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place the chicken pieces in the pan and cook on one side for 3 minutes.
  5. Spray the top of the chicken with more low-calorie cooking spray and flip. Add the cheese slice to the top cooking for 3 minutes on the other side. The chicken should be white throughout and the cheese melted.
  6. Take a bun (you can lightly toast if you like) and place one of the chicken pieces inside with some spinach leaves. Repeat with the rest of the buns and serve with an accompaniment of your choice.

Recipe notes

Tip: You can use 2 tbsp of a shop bought Cajun seasoning instead of making your own if you prefer.
Tip: There is lots of flavour in this burger, but you can always add some of your favourite sauces too.

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