Tandoori Chicken Burgers

For an alternative to serving beef patties on buns, serve these Indian-spiced and -sauced grilled chicken patties.


Tandoori Chicken Burgers

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Ingredients
  • 1/4  cup 
    fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2   teaspoons 
    garam masala
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground red pepper
  • 1   pound 
    uncooked ground chicken
  • 2   tablespoons 
    plain yogurt
  • 4   
    seeded hamburger buns or kaiser rolls, split and toasted
  • 1   
    Minty Cucumbers (see recipe below)
  •  
    Kale or lettuce
Minty Cucumbers
  • 1   cup 
    thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1/2  cup 
    thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4  cup 
    snipped fresh mint
  • 1   tablespoon 
    balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt

Directions
1.
In a bowl combine bread crumbs, garam masala, salt, and ground red pepper. Add chicken and yogurt; mix well. Shape the chicken mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
2.
For a charcoal grill, grill burgers on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until no longer pink (165 degree F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place burgers on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Remove burgers from grill. Serve burgers on toasted buns with Minty Cucumbers and kale or lettuce. Makes 4 servings.
Minty Cucumbers
1.
In a small bowl combine cucumber, red onion, mint, balsamic vinaigrette, and salt.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 383, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 37, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 27, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 97.18, vit. C (mg) 5.9, Thiamin (mg) 0.3, Riboflavin (mg) 0.22, Niacin (mg) 2.57, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.08, Folate (g) 16.13, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.06, sodium (mg) 841, Potassium (mg) 189, calcium (mg) 121.16, iron (mg) 4.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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