This is not just any old chicken burger, this is a juicy pulled chicken topped burger! This unofficial recipe is perfect for any one following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet.

This Cajun chicken topped burger is about as easy as it gets for a midweek meal. You can set the timer on your slow cooker to be ready when you are home from work and then burger part takes just 25 minutes in the oven. 

Also it’s lean, mean and full of protein. (See what I did there?). Chicken is my  favourite meat to cook and create with (Have I mentioned that before?). It is so versatile and there are so many flavours to play with.

However if you do not have a slow cooker or simply don’t have time/patience to create the pulled chicken part.. the chicken burger is still amazing on it’s own. So do not dismiss this recipe completely.


  • Tasty
  • Full of flavour
  • Will impress the whole family
  • Syn free*
  • Easy to make
  • Full of protein
  • Low in calories

You will need a few things for this recipe.. a plastic bag/freezer bag, a rolling pin and as I mentioned before a slow cooker. If you don’t have a slow cooker I can highly recommend this cooker from Crock pot. I admit one of the reasons I purchased this was because it was White and Grey so it matched my kitchen perfectly. But also I wanted one that had a saute pot.. which means you can use it on the hob to sear meat without having to dirty a frying pan etc. There is now a newer version to mine on Amazon which has a hinged lid! (no no I don’t need it!!)

As always I will leave the roll, toppings etc up to you guys! I used a Kingsmill Wholemeal roll for 8 Syns and some spinach. But this would also work well in a pitta, bagel or anything you fancy. 

I have some pulled chicken left over so I have popped this in the freezer to defrost and reheat at a later date. I think this would be excellent on top of a beef burger too!

Cajun Chicken Burger with Pulled Chicken

Slimming World: Syn Free
Weight Watchers: Coming Soon
Servings 2


  • Slow Cooker


For The Pulled Chicken:

  • 1 Large Chicken Bread or 2 Large Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 500g Passata
  • 5 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves [Crushed]
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Pinch Salt

For the Cajun chicken burger:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree


For The Pulled Chicken:

  • First sear the chicken on both sides and then place into the slow cooker.
  • Throw in all remaining ingredients. Mix together well ensuring the chicken is coated.
  • Cooking times are 2 Hours (High heat) and 4 hours (Low heat).
  • Once the chicken is cooked use two forks to shred and keep the chicken warming until it is ready to use. 
  • If you find the sauce needs reducing a bit just pop it on the stove and cook on a high heat until slightly reduced. 

For the Cajun chicken burger:

  • Preheat the oven to 200c, 180c fan or gas mark 6.
  • In a bowl mix together Paprika, Smoked Paprika, Cajun Seasoning, Salt and water. Place to one side.
  • Place the chicken in the bag and give it a good bashing with a rolling pin until it resembles a chicken burger shape. 
  • Add both chicken breasts into the marinade and ensure the chicken is covered completely with the mixture. 
  • Place on to a baking tray in the oven for 25 minutes, turning half way through. 


*Slimming World Syns and Weight Watchers Points are all approximate and estimated by the team. They have not been verified by an official source.

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