Tex-Mex chicken burgers recipe

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Delicious Tex-Mex chicken burgers are perfect for sharing. Cook on the BBQ or on a frying pan on the hob. Serve with a fresh salad

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Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories506 Kcal25%
Fat20 g29%
Saturated Fat4 g20%

Hearty and delicious Tex-Mex chicken burgers are perfect for sharing. Cook on the BBQ or on a frying pan on the hob. Serve with a crisp, freshly prepared salad with avocados and tomatoes. These burgers are super speedy to make and can be rustled up in under 30 minutes.


  • 600g chicken thighs, roughly chopped
  • handful fresh coriander or parsley
  • 2 tsp cajun spice blend
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño chillies from a jar, chopped
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 burger buns, toasted




  1. Put the chicken into a food processor with the herbs, spice blend and mayo, then season and blitz well. Tip out the mixture onto a board and divide into 4 patties.
  2. Set aside in the fridge, well covered, if not cooking immediately.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the burgers for 15-20 mins, turning until cooked all the way through.
  4. Meanwhile, make the salsa by mixing together the tomatoes, avocado, jalapeño chillies, oil and lemon juice. Serve the burgers in a bun with a little mayonnaise and the salsa spooned over the top.
Top Tip for making Tex-Mex chicken burgers

You could try this recipe using lamb instead of chicken.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies