Party Recipes: Chicken Tikka Burgers

Chicken Tikka Burgers are a real thing in many places, especially the UK. This specific recipe idea came to me when i saw an ad for McDonald’s Chicken Maharaja Mac whilst visiting India (never did get a chance to try that). There are two ways to do it, either with a formed patty of shredded chicken, or with a a whole chicken breast, this recipe is for the latter.

This is a great barbeque recipe, especially if you end up at a hot-dog and hockey-puck burgers sort of event. You will look like a champion with these.

Party Recipes: Chicken Tikka Burgers
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Burgers 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 Minutes 2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
4 Burgers 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 Minutes 2 Hours
Party Recipes: Chicken Tikka Burgers
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Burgers 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 Minutes 2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
4 Burgers 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 Minutes 2 Hours
Ingredients
For the sauce
For the toppings
For the chicken
Servings: Burgers
Instructions
  1. Mix the chicken breasts and the salt. If you want, you can butterfly the breasts, which will make them drier but they will cook more quickly.
  2. Mix the sauce/marinade ingredients and put in a bag or bowl with the chicken breasts. Marinade together in the refrigerator or at least 2 hours, overnight is better.
  3. There are two methods to cook this, using either a grill or your oven's broiler. Which ever method you use, take the chicken out of the refrigerator 10~20 minutes before cooking.
BBQ
  1. Put the chicken on a grill with hot coals, already grey and ashen. Cook each side 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
Broiler
  1. Broil on high for 8~10 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
For the toppings
  1. Skin the cucumber and slice it at an angle. If you prefer diced cucumbers, be sure to scoop out the seeds (see image).
  2. Slice the tomatoes like you would a burger. Wash and separate the leaves of the lettuce and Cilantro.
  3. If you wanted, you could certainly top with mangos, tamarind, or a chutney made from either.
Sauce (optional)
  1. If you want to put a sauce on the burger, prepare ingredients for another batch of the marinade.
  2. Spray a small sauce pan with cooking spray and lightly saute the ginger and garlic.
  3. Add the tomatoes paste, yoghurt and curry powder. Cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  4. Just before serving, squeeze in the lemon juice, mixing thoroughly.
  5. If you want a sauce without cooking it, you can mix in 2 parts mayonnaise, 2 parts ketchup and 1 part curry powder. This sauce is noticeably worse than cooking the marinade, but it will do in a pinch.
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