I was looking for a quick recipe to cook at home that included chicken and came across this Mexican Chicken Burger recipe on the BBC good food website. I decided to add some homemade Cajun fries as thought they would go really well with the burger.
This recipe serves 2 people
2 boneless, skinless free range chicken breasts
2 tsp chipotle paste
2 limes, juiced
2-4 slices cheese (we use Monterey Jack)
2 brioche buns, sliced in half
1 ripe avocado, skin and stone removed
4 cherry tomatoes chopped
8 jalapeño slices, chopped
1 small garlic clove, finely grated
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cajun spice mix
2-3 medium sweet potatoes
- Heat the oven at 190 oC and begin by slicing the sweet potatoes into 1cm thick strips, thicker or thinner to your preference.
- put the sliced sweet potatoes into a bowl and mix with the olive oil and Cajun spice.
- place the Cajun sweet potatoes onto an oven proof tray and cook for around 25-30 minutes (turning about half way through cooking) in the preheated oven until soft.
- next start preparing your burger by putting the chicken breasts between two pieces of cling film and bashing them with a rolling pin or pan until they are around 1cm thick.
- mix the chipotle paste with half the lime juice and spread the mixture over the chicken.
- heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Once hot, cook the chicken for 3 minutes on each side until cooked through, then adding the cheese on top for the final 2 minutes of cooking.
- remove the chicken onto a plate and add the buns, cut side down to the griddle pan to lightly toast.
- season the chicken with salt & pepper
- meanwhile, mash the avocado with the remaining lime juice. Stir in the cherry tomatoes, jalapeño and garlic, and season with a pinch of salt.
- spread the avocado mixture over the base of the bun, then add the chicken followed by the top of the bun.
- remove the Cajun fries from the oven when cooked and serve with the burgers.