Mexican Chicken Burger with Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

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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


  1. Heat the oven at 190 oC and begin by slicing the sweet potatoes into 1cm thick strips, thicker or thinner to your preference.
  2. put the sliced sweet potatoes into a bowl and mix with the olive oil and Cajun spice.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. mix the chipotle paste with half the lime juice and spread the mixture over the chicken.
  6. 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.
  7. remove the chicken onto a plate and add the buns, cut side down to the griddle pan to lightly toast.
  8. season the chicken with salt & pepper
  9. meanwhile, mash the avocado with the remaining lime juice. Stir in the cherry tomatoes, jalapeño and garlic, and season with a pinch of salt.
  10. spread the avocado mixture over the base of the bun, then add the chicken followed by the top of the bun.
  11. remove the Cajun fries from the oven when cooked and serve with the burgers.