chicken tandoori burger recipeWhen the weather is 100+ degrees, the last thing that I feel like doing is cooking.  Sometimes I don’t even feel like eating.  But when I do cook, I want something like this.  Easy to make, super fast, and pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself.  I have seen a lot of tandoori recipes around lately in the food magazines and the blogs, and I took about 3 or 4 different recipes and came up with this one.  I have to admit that I was a bit surprised at the reaction at my dinner table when I presented this to my husband.  I did not think that he would be into tandoori chicken.  So wrong I was.  He loved it.  If he likes it, anyone will love it.  He can be hard to impress sometimes.

chicken tandoori burger recipe1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast
4 green onions
3 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Naan bread
cucumber
cilantro
red onion sliced thinly

To make the Yogurt Sauce:

1 small container fat free plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon fresh mint chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper

chicken tandoori burger recipePut the chicken and all of the spices in a bowl and mix well.  Form into 4 patties.

chicken tandoori burger recipeMix the yogurt sauce in a small bowl.  Set aside.

chicken tandoori burger recipeSlice some cucumbers, red onions, and cilantro.

chicken tandoori burger recipeCook the Tandoori Chicken Burgers on a preheated grill over medium-medium high grill.  About 3 minutes per side.  Throw the Naan bread on the grill during the last few minutes.

chicken tandoori burger recipeTop the burgers with a few sliced cucumbers, red onion, and a generous handful of cilantro.

chicken tandoori burger recipeAdd the yogurt sauce and there you have it, the easiest and freshest tasting burger ever.

chicken tandoori burger recipeAs my daughter would say, “grub, grub”.  This easy Tandoori Chicken Burger is going to be pretty popular on your summer grill rotation.  You can thank me later.  :)

Tandoori Chicken Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 4 green onions
  • 3 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Naan bread
  • cucumber
  • cilantro
  • red onion sliced thinly
  • To make the Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1 small container fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken and all of the spices in a bowl and mix well. Form into 4 patties.
  2. Mix the yogurt sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Slice some cucumbers, red onions, and cilantro.
  4. Cook the Tandoori Chicken Burgers on a preheated grill over medium-medium high grill. About 3 minutes per side. Throw the Naan bread on the grill during the last few minutes.
  5. Top the burgers with a few sliced cucumbers, red onion, and a generous handful of cilantro.
  6. Add the yogurt sauce and there you have it, the easiest and freshest tasting burger ever.
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93 Responses to Tandoori Chicken Burgers

  1. I already know these are going to be a huge hit with my hubby and I! Can’t wait to get through this crazy week so I can settle down and cook them!

  2. Wes (Baked Bree's husband) says:

    First, I am not hard to impress! Second, if it is a burger, I will eat it. Third, your food is amazing….every single thing you make. I would eat a lump of mud if you took the time to make it for me! You make me sound like Mikey from the old Life cereal commercials. I love you!

    • bakedbree says:

      Yes you are. Who are you kidding? I know that you will eat anything that I put in front of you, but that doesn’t always mean that you love it. This dinner you actually moaned at the table.

  3. Memoria says:

    What a fantastic idea! The next time I make some naan, I’m making this. YUM!

  4. emily says:

    These look and sound amazing! I love the photos.

  5. bentley says:

    These look amazing. I’m making these this weekend!

  6. We make something very similar with lamb…will try chicken. Amazing photos as always.

  7. Katherine says:

    This looks not only tasty, but really healthy! Thanks for sharing :-)

  8. Tara says:

    Oh Lordie – you have been busy! I have so many new things to try. This is “ON” next week.

  9. Tessa says:

    Yessss I can’t wait to make this!!! Love Indian food. Hopefully my boyfriend will like it as much as your husband did. His comment is so sweet by the way… you’ve got a good one :)

  10. Kathryn says:

    That burger looks amazing! You should submit the recipe to the Recipe4Living Juiciest Burger Contest here!

  11. Carole says:

    Bree, I made these last night and although the flavor was fantastic, they were a little dry. I made them on an indoor grill. I was curious as to the fact that there are no binding ingredients in the recipe although I realize after I re-read the recipe that I forgot the ginger; would that have made any difference in the dryness you think? Maybe I am just too paranoid about cooking chicken fulle that I overcooked it. The yogurt sauce was yummy!

  12. geneva ace says:

    Made these tonight and they were incredible! Love the yoghurt sauce and the amount of flavour in the patty! Great recipe!

  13. Antoinette says:

    I somehow landed on your blog, and I am SO glad I did! I made this for dinner a few weeks ago and it was such a HUGE hit with me and the hubby! A great lighter option when one is craving heavy indian fare. Thank you, can’t wait to try other recipes out they all look so great!!!!!

  14. Sadia K. says:

    Do you have any ideas as to what side dish that goes well with the tandoori style chicken burgers? Suggestions are greatly appreciated. 😉

  15. raja says:

    greetings…i was wondering what yu served this with?

  16. Gwen says:

    I’m usually just cooking for one, but I still am dying to make these burgers! Should I go ahead and make the whole recipe and reheat the burgers each time, or does the meat mixture keep in the fridge for a few days? Thanks!

  17. Kristin says:

    I found this recipe on Pinterest and made them as meatballs (threw in an egg and some breadcrumbs to make sure they wouldn’t crumble in the oven.) We also only had ground turkey at home so that subbed in for the Chicken. I made some garlic naan and for a side we did some simple saffron rice, and everything together was like an almost falafel heaven! It was so good, thanks for the delicious recipe, I will for sure be back to check out the rest of your site!

  18. Natalie says:

    Your photo is droolworthy and i’m a vegetarian! I’m going to make a veggie version using chickpeas instead of chicken, I do hate to be left out! 😀

  19. Sevina says:

    Fantastic timing! So glad a friend told me about your recipe. I have everything on hand except the ground chicken, and that’s easily remedied. Can’t wait to make it for dinner tonight! Thank you!

  20. Ruth K says:

    This looks amazing! easy and healthy my two must have ingredients! I can’t find naan bread here in El Salvador I will try to use pita bread instead!

  21. Anita says:

    Amazing! So creative and delicious looking.

  22. Sally says:

    I made these last night and they were great. We are having them for dinner again tonight.

  23. Dawna says:

    These look super! Finding a way to worth them into my menu next week!

  24. Meg says:

    Great recipe Bree! I just mixed these up! Cannot wait to try them! I love trying different flavour combos for burgers! Thank you for sharing :)

    • bakedbree says:

      You are welcome Meg, I have not made these in awhile, I should make them again soon, I really like them.

  25. vanessa jackson says:

    I saw the recipe on pinterest and had to try them. They’re very delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  26. Sissi says:

    Hi Bree, I came here from Cook’s Sister because I found your burger photo irresistible! Your photos are breathtaking and the burger sounds so luscious! Naans are the only carb I order when I go to an Indian restaurant (no rice, I prefer Japanese style, slightly sticky rice), so believe me I have fallen in love with your idea. You have a beautiful blog!

  27. michele says:

    First time here! Lookin delicious! And what a crazy small world- I live in Alexandria, VA too. Have you ever gone to the DC Food Bloggers Happy Hour? I’ve gone to three. Let’s cook together sometime : )

  28. Tamara says:

    Hi Bree,
    I saw this recipe on Pinterest and stopped cold in my tracks for it! We love making turkey burgers with curry, ginger, cilantro and yogurt mixed in with the meat. My husband and son (he’s 9) love them and I make a double bch so we can have for lunches the next day. These beauties are right up our alley and are on the menu for tonight’s dinner. I know they are going to be a hit! I plan to use turkey, since we have it, and the flat, round , wheat sandwich bread you can buy now. Can’t wait to sink or teeth into these!

  29. Rob says:

    Hi Bree,

    I just came across these burgers and my mouth is already watering. If I was making 12 of these burgers, would I just triple the ingredients?

    Cheers,
    Rob

  30. Hanan says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I made them tonight for dinner and they are heavenly. I only added garlic to chicken and a tsp. of garam masala. I also made them into kababs instead of patties. Excellent and the yogurt sauce is soooo fresh! Thank you again and keep the good recipes coming.

  31. cydneuf says:

    We make this once a week. It is our new family favorite recipe. Even if we can’t find mint or cilantro, the taste is still great. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • bakedbree says:

      I am so glad! I have not made these in a really long time, I need to add this recipe to the rotation.

  32. Garry says:

    Hey Bree, came across this on FoodPorn @ Facebook, lol. Pictures are great and the recipe seems really easy to make. I will definitely try this at home! I always thought Tandoori chicken was to be made in a traditional grill and had to have bones in. This ground chicken idea sounds good to me!

  33. Daniel says:

    Made this tonight and it was fantastic! I subbed cilantro for mint since we have mint haters in the house (sadly) and used turkey instead of chicken since I had it on hand. I even went the extra step and made homemade naan. Don’t think I’ll be doing THAT part again, but it was fun once.

    I’m thinking of working on a Greek gyro version with a half lamb, half chicken patty, tomato, red onion, maybe some Romaine and tzatziki on flatbread.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  34. Tanya Walker says:

    I made these on Saturday and they were really good! I love the Tandoori flavor. I added Turmeric.

  35. Myrthe says:

    Hi!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe :) Just finished my tandoori burger and it tasted great! I added some garlic to the minced chicken. Yum!

  36. Made these this week because we seemed to have a lot of the items on hand. They were delicious! I left out the cardamom (mostly because I do not know what that is) and substituted a premade yogurt dill dip for the sauce (added a little lemon to it). What a great mix up to a classic burger! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Rachel

  37. Renee Barker says:

    I did this with getting turkey breast meat and cut the recipe in half because it’s just me.
    Totally rocking GOOD!!!!! Very happy.

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