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Mexican-style chicken burgers recipe

Mexican-style chicken burgers recipe

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Grab a taste of Mexico with these spicy chicken burgers. Piled high with creamy guacamole, tangy lime mayo and smoked cheese, these are an irresistible summer burger, ready in just 30 minutes. See method

  • Makes 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 713 calories / serving


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 4 slices smoked cheese
  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, halved
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, leaves separated

For the guacamole

  • 1 large avocado, halved and stoned
  • 10g fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • ¼ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 20g sliced jalapeños from a jar, finely chopped
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    32g 46%
  • Saturates

    9g 45%
  • Sugars

    4g 5%
  • Salt

    2.7g 45%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 53.4g Protein 52.1g Fibre 4.7g


  1. Place the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of clingfilm and use a rolling pin to bash to a thickness of roughly 1.5cm, then transfer the chicken to a large bowl. Add the oil, paprika, half the lime zest and some seasoning; use your hands to rub them into the chicken.
  2. Heat a griddle pan over a medium-high heat until hot. Cook the chicken for 4-6 mins each side, or until cooked through. Top each breast with a slice of smoked cheese after turning. Transfer to a plate to rest for 2 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, make the guacamole. Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Stir in the lime juice, coriander, red onion, tomatoes and jalapeños.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the remaining lime zest.
  5. Toast the ciabatta rolls, cut-side down, on the griddle pan for 1-2 mins. Spread the lime mayonnaise on the bottom halves of the buns, top with lettuce leaves, the chicken breasts and a big spoonful of guacamole, then sandwich with the tops of the buns.

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