Cajun Onion Chicken Burgers with Yogurt Avocado Garlic Lemon Sauce

Cajun seasoned ground chicken burger bursting with flavor topped with a fresh avocado Greek yogurt sauce.

These Cajun onion chicken burgers with yogurt avocado garlic lemon sauce are bursting with flavor! The Cajun seasoning, paprika, cumin, onion and garlic powder in the ground chicken give a spicy kick, while the red onion and red leaf lettuce add a crunchy texture to the burger. The yogurt avocado garlic lemon sauce adds a creamy and tangy element, with the combination of Greek yogurt, avocado, minced garlic, lemon juice, and fresh chopped parsley. These flavors meld together perfectly in the brioche bun, making each bite a delicious experience.



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes


For the Chicken Burgers:

  • 24 ounces ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 finely diced shallot (or 1/4 finely diced red onion)
  • 4 Brioche buns
  • Sliced red onion, for serving
  • Red leaf lettuce, for serving

For the Avocado Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


Burger Mixture:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, Cajun seasoning, dried parsley, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and finely diced shallot or red onion. Mix until well combined.

Form Patties:

  • Divide the chicken mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and then flatten using a burger press to create 4 patties.

Cooking the Burgers:

  • Preheat your grill or skillet over medium heat. If using a grill, cook the burgers at 400°F for about 20 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. If using a skillet, cook the burgers over medium heat until fully cooked. Remember to flip the burgers halfway through cooking.

Toast the Buns:

  • Lightly toast the Brioche buns on the grill or in a skillet until golden brown.

Prepare the Avocado Yogurt Sauce:

  • In a blender or food processor, combine the Greek yogurt, avocado, minced garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, chopped parsley, and olive oil. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Assemble the Burgers:

  • Place a chicken burger on the bottom half of each toasted bun. Generously spread the Avocado Yogurt Sauce over the burgers. Top with sliced red onion and red leaf lettuce. Cap each burger with the top half of the bun.

Add Cajun seasoning, dried parsley, paprika, cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder to ground chicken in a mixing bowl.

Stir mixture together.

Add diced shallots and blend in mixture.

Form into 4 patties using a burger press.

Grill at 400 degrees about 20 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.

Top with yogurt avocado sauce, red onion, and green leaf lettuce.