When 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.
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
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
Put the chicken and all of the spices in a bowl and mix well. Form into 6 patties.
Mix the yogurt sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
Slice some cucumbers, red onions, and cilantro.
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.
Top the burgers with a few sliced cucumbers, red onion, and a generous handful of cilantro.
Add the yogurt sauce and there you have it, the easiest and freshest tasting burger ever.
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. 🙂