Cajun Chicken Burgers Recipe

Ingredients:

Chicken Patties:

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or boneless, skinless chicken breasts for grinding)
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning (store-bought or see ‘Spice Mix’ below)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Cajun Spice Mix (if making your own):

  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust for heat)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Toppings:

  • 4 burger buns (brioche are great)
  • Sliced cheese (Monterey Jack, cheddar, pepper jack all work)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Red onion slices
  • Avocado slices (optional)
  • Mayo or other sauces (hot sauce, remoulade, etc.)

Instructions:

Make the Patties:

  • If using chicken breasts, grind them in a food processor.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, Cajun seasoning, onion, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly but gently.
  • Divide the mixture into four equal patties.

Cook the Patties:

  • Heat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil.
  • Add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • In the last minute of cooking, top each patty with a slice of cheese to melt.

Assemble the Burgers:

  • Lightly toast the burger buns if desired.
  • Place a cooked, cheese-topped patty on the bottom half of each bun.
  • Add your favorite toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, and any sauces or spreads you like.

Tips:

  • Don’t Overmix: Handle the ground chicken mixture gently to avoid tough burgers.
  • Indent the Patties: Create a slight indentation in the center of each patty before cooking. This helps them cook evenly and prevents bulging.
  • Customize Your Spice: Adjust the cayenne pepper in the Cajun spice mix to your preferred heat level.
  • Serve it up: Pair these burgers with classic sides like fries, coleslaw, or potato salad for a complete meal.

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