Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers

Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers Recipe
Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Jan Gautro
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.


4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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


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


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.


Alyson Haynes,

Cooking Light

October 2008
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