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Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers

Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Garam masala is a blend of ground spices including cinnamon, cumin, dried chiles, and coriander. Wear plastic gloves to keep the chicken mixture from sticking to your hands. Serve with cucumber spears.

Ingredients

  • Patties:
  • 1/4 cup presliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • Cooking spray
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup 2% low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup hot mango chutney
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 364
  • caloriesfromfat 36 %
  • fat 14.5 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 3.8 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 34.4 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 137 mg
  • iron 3.3 mg
  • sodium 766 mg
  • calcium 130 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare patties, combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 7 minutes on each side or until done.

  2. Combine yogurt, mint, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Spread 1 tablespoon chutney on bottom halves of 4 buns; top each with 1 patty, 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture, 1/4 cup spinach, and a bun top.