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Tandoori Chicken Burgers

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I have seen a lot of tandoori recipes around lately in food magazines and blogs. This is my favourite version: a tandoori chicken burger served on a naan with a mint yogurt sauce and topped with cucumber, cilantro, and red onion. Easy to make, super fast, and pretty darn tasty!

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 recipe

To Make the Tandoori Chicken Burgers //

  • 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

Steps to Make the Recipe //

Step 1:

Put the chicken and all of the spices in a bowl and mix well. Form into 6 patties.

chicken tandoori burger recipe

Step 2:

Mix the yogurt sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

chicken tandoori burger recipe

Step 3:

Slice some cucumbers, red onions, and cilantro.

chicken tandoori burger recipe

Step 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.

chicken tandoori burger recipe

Step 5:

Top the burgers with a few sliced cucumbers, red onion, and a generous handful of cilantro.

chicken tandoori burger recipe

Step 6:

Add the yogurt sauce and there you have it, the easiest and freshest tasting burger ever.

chicken tandoori burger recipe

As 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. 🙂

chicken tandoori burger recipe
chicken tandoori burger recipe

Tandoori Chicken Burgers

Yield: Makes 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Tandoori Chicken Burgers - a tandoori chicken burger served on naan with a mint yogurt sauce and topped with cucumber, cilantro, and red onion. These are flavorful and delicious.

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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 456Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 184mgSodium: 407mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 48g

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Melanie

Saturday 25th of June 2022

Is the ginger in this recipe “strong”? Made a different recipe a few years ago using fresh ginger that I decided I didn’t like a strong taste of ginger. Could I sub a little bit of ground ginger instead of the fresh? And if so how much would give a little hint of ginger without being overwhelming?

BakedBree

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

Hi Melanie - I would maybe reduce to 1 tbsp of ginger if you want a more subtle taste. Also ground ginger is less strong so that may work too. And I agree you can add a bit of pepper to give it a nice kick. Let me know how it tastes!

Kate

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

I made this but used your spices as a marinade for some chicken tenderloins and it was delicious! Also didn’t have mint and used cilantro in yogurt mix and it was still great. Thanks for the recipe I will make it again!

BakedBree

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

Thanks for the feedback Kate

Laurel

Saturday 11th of June 2022

These were so good! My husband was doubtful but loved these burgers.

Lauren

Thursday 21st of April 2022

Ugh, made these and they completely fell apart. Didn't stay as burgers at all once grilled.

Kelly

Sunday 5th of December 2021

What is a “small” container of yogurt?

Bree Hester

Sunday 5th of December 2021

Like the small individual cup.

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