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Cajun Chicken Burgers

Packed with a homemade cajun seasoning, sweet onion, and seared until blackened and crisp on the edges and irresistibly juicy and moist on the inside, our Cajun Chicken Burgers are our new favorite way to do a burger. We smother the spicy patties with melty pepper jack cheese, cover them with an easy mango salsa and top with a sweet Hawaiian roll. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken burger, cajun chicken burger, healthy burger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 burgers


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 medium onion, grated
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp spanish or regular paprika
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 slices pepperjack cheese
  • 2 mangos, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (about 2 tablespoons chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 buns


  1. Add chicken to a food processor. Pulse until all the chicken is ground. Add 1 teaspoon salt, and remaining spices along with onion. Pulse until blended.

  2. Get hands wet with cold water. Form the chicken mixture into four patties.

  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet to a medium-high heat. Drizzle with two teaspoons olive oil. Add chicken burgers. Sear until golden brown and almost blackened, abut 3-4 minutes. Flip and do the same on the other side. When the burgers are one minute shy of being done, add the cheese. Add in two tablespoons of water. Cover the skillet for about 30 seconds until the cheese is melted.

  4. While the burgers cook, add the mango, red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to a medium bowl. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve burgers on a toasted bun.