Tandoori Chicken Burgers


Indian-style tandoori chicken burgers. Serve with green chutney spread on bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 days
Total Time:
2 days 40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1 small red onion, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons ground red chile pepper (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons non-fat plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon tandoori paste

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste

  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Mix chicken, red onion, cilantro, chili powder, yogurt, tandoori paste, lemon juice, parsley, cumin, red pepper flakes, garlic paste, ginger paste, and garam masala together in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for up to 2 days.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Stir bread crumbs and egg into chicken mixture; form into patties. Arrange patties on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes per side.

  5. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook burgers in the hot oil until browned, 7 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Substitute tandoori powder for tandoori paste if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
12g Fat
25g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 493mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 499mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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