Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 364
  • Calories from fat: 36%
  • Fat: 14.5g
  • Saturated fat: 4.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.4g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 137mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 766mg
  • Calcium: 130mg


  • 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


  1. 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. 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.
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