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Chicken Kebab Burger recipe with step by step pictures. Delicious, juicy, grilled Chicken Kebab Burgers that are perfect for your summer BBQ.
Chicken Kebab Burger (healthy, gluten-free option)

This Fourth of July since we are all quarantined, why not BBQ at home with these flavorful and juicy Chicken Kebab Burgers.
Chicken Kebab Burger (healthy, gluten-free option)

What is a Chicken Kebab Burger?

Traditionally, Chicken Kebab is considered middle-eastern cuisine, however kebabs became popular in India after the Mughal Empire rulership. Kebabs are prepared with ground meat, veggies, and loads of spices that attribute to their great flavor. They are formed into a long or circular shape, and then baked or grilled.
Chicken Kebab Burger (healthy, gluten-free option)

What other meat can I use instead of ground chicken?

For this recipe I used organic ground chicken, instead, you may use ground turkey or lamb. Follow the exact recipe as mentioned below.

Can I make these Kebabs Vegetarian?

Sure. Although I haven’t tested the vegetarian recipe yet, you can easily use paneer, potatoes, or lentils (or a combo) for delicious vegetarian kebabs.
Chicken Kebab Burger (healthy, gluten-free option)

Chicken Kebab Burger is:

Flavorful
Mouthwatering
Juicy
Healthy
Gluten-Free option (use GF buns)
Perfect for BBQ
Chicken Kebab Burger (healthy, gluten-free option)

How to make Chicken Kebab Burger recipe step by step?

Prepare the Kebab Mixture

1. Chop the red onions, green chilies, garlic, ginger, and fresh cilantro.
2. In a bowl, add ground chicken followed by the onion, chilies, ginger, garlic, and fresh cilantro.
3. Now add all the spices under Ingredients – Spices.
4. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 20 minutes or longer.
Chicken Kebab Burger (healthy, gluten-free option)

Prepare the Cilantro Sour Cream Chutney

1. In a coffee grinder, add the ingredients for the cilantro chutney.
2. Grind. This is what you should have.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the cilantro chutney with a couple dollops of sour cream. Refrigerate.

Prepare the Veggies

1. You’ll need fresh baby spinach (or butter lettuce works), sliced onions, and sliced tomatoes.

Make the Kebab Patties

1. Heat up a Le Creuset cast iron grill pan (Lodge cast iron grill pan works too) on medium heat. Once hot, brush the grill pan with avocado oil.
2. Split the chicken mixture into 6 parts.
3. Form a patty in a circular shape.

4. Place the patties on the hot grill pan. Brush the top with oil. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on one side.
5. Flip. Look at that char. Cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes on the other side.
6. Patties are cooked. Continue to cook the remaining of the patties, or store in the refrigerator. Turn off the stove.

Assemble Chicken Kebab Burger

1. Toast whole wheat buns in a toaster oven. You can use white buns or even gluten-free buns.
2. Top with fresh spinach leaves (butter lettuce works too).
3. Now place the patty on top of each burger.
4. Top with a generous amount of cilantro sour cream chutney and red onion slices.
5. Finally, top with tomato slices. A squeeze of lemon juice if you wish. You can spread some more sour cream chutney on the other half of the bun.

Enjoy HOT!

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5 from 5 votes

Chicken Kebab Burgers

By: Nisha
Delicious, juicy, grilled Chicken Kebab Burgers that are perfect for your summer BBQ.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 6 kebab burgers

Ingredients 

Chicken Kebab Mixture

  • 1 pound ground chicken, organic, 98% lean
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 6 tbsp red onion, grated
  • 5 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 inch piece ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped

Spices

  • 3/4 tsp salt, more if need be
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder, or cayenne
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder, or paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Cilantro Sour Cream Chutney (enough for 4 burgers)

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp red onion
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 2 dollops sour cream, add more or less if need be

Assemble Burger

  • 6 whole wheat buns
  • few fresh spinach leaves
  • few red onions, sliced
  • few tomatoes, sliced
  • dollop of cilantro sour cream chutney
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Instructions 

Prepare the Kebab Mixture

  • Chop the red onions, green chilies, garlic, ginger, and fresh cilantro.
  • In a bowl, add ground chicken followed by the onion, chilies, ginger, garlic, and fresh cilantro.
  • Now add all the spices under Ingredients - Spices.
  • Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 20 minutes or longer.

Prepare the Cilantro Sour Cream Chutney

  • In a coffee grinder, add the ingredients for the cilantro chutney.
  • Grind. This is what you should have.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the cilantro chutney with a couple dollops of sour cream. Refrigerate.

Prepare the Veggies

  • You'll need fresh baby spinach (or butter lettuce works), sliced onions, and sliced tomatoes.

Make the Kebab Patties

  • Heat up a Le Creuset cast iron grill pan on medium heat. Once hot, brush the grill pan with avocado oil.
  • Split the chicken mixture into 6 parts.
  • Form a patty in a circular shape.
  • Place the patties on the hot grill pan. Brush the top with oil. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on one side.
  • Flip. Look at that char. Cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  • Patties are cooked. Continue to cook the remaining of the patties, or store in the refrigerator. Turn off the stove.

Assemble Chicken Kebab Burger

  • Toast whole wheat buns in a toaster oven. You can use white buns or even gluten-free buns.
  • Top with fresh spinach leaves (butter lettuce works too).
  • Now place the patty on top of each burger.
  • Top with a generous amount of cilantro sour cream chutney and red onion slices.
  • Finally, top with tomato slices. A squeeze of lemon juice if you wish. You can spread some more sour cream chutney on the other half of the bun.

Enjoy HOT!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg

    Additional Info

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Indian, Middle-Eastern, Mughlai
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    Hi, I'm Nisha!

    I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.


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    6 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      this was a great recipe, spices and flavors are excellent and it was easy to make. i will be adding it to my regular meal rotation. i ended up adding in 1/8 cup breadcrumbs which helped the patty stick together even better. thanks for the recipe, nisha!

    2. 5 stars
      Burgers came out so perfect.. I made size smaller as had slider buns. Very flavourful. Love trying your recipes.