Tandoori-Style Chicken Burgers

A simple recipe for today. It’s Monday and this is usually my busiest day…but only for a few more weeks. There are only 24 days until I walk across the stage to grab my diploma (well, fake diploma really), but who’s counting. 24 days to write a 20pg paper, 8 min speech essay, 5pg paper and a presentation. I could totally do that….right?

Tandoori-Style Chicken Burgers via LittleFerraroKitchen.com

So for busy times like this, I have “backup” food. Yup…food that I can just throw on the grill or in the oven and it is magically ready for me in minutes.

I made these tandoori chicken burgers quite a while ago, but I froze some of the patties for “disaster relief”….in cases like this! And since we bought our new grill/smoker yesterday, I am soo excited to use it! If anyone has amazing smoker/grill recipes…send ’em this way!

These burgers are super easy. All you do is add amazing spices and whip up a simple yogurt sauce, which I make all the time. Large pita bread instead of burger buns and top with fresh tomato. This is my kinda summer-grillin’!

Tandoori-Style Chicken Burgers

Yield: 4 burgers

Inspired by Baked Bree


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 in piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp gram masala
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Small handful of fresh mint, parsley or cilantro
  • Pita bread or naan, cut in half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Yogurt Sauce
  • 1/2 c Greek yogurt
  • Small bunch fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground chicken, all the spices, garlic, lemon juice, ginger and green onions. Use your hands to score into 4 patties and and form into burgers.
  2. Heat a skillet or grill (I drizzle oil on the skillet) and cook burgers on each side until cooked through, about 3-4 min each side.
  3. To make the yogurt sauce, mix all ingredients together in a bowl. (Sometimes I had finely chopped cucumber as well).
  4. To assemble the burgers: Place burger on pita bread and top with tomato slice, fresh mint pr cilantro or parsley and dollop of yogurt sauce.

Tandoor Style Chicken Burgers



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