• Tandoori Chicken Burgers with Cucumber
 
  • Tandoori Chicken Burgers with Cucumber
 

Tandoori Chicken Burgers with Cucumber

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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time5 mins
  • Cook time1 hr
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodHickory

Bring the Indian Tandoori method of cooking to your backyard. Crisp cucumber and Tandoori wood fired flavors make for a light and tangy summer cookout burger. The combination of meats and spices grilled over an intense fire is hard to beat.

Ingredients

Ground Chicken, well chilled1 1/2 lbs.
Plain Yogurt, preferably Greek style, or Sour Cream1/4 cup
Scallion, white and green parts minced1
Fresh Cilantro or Parsley, minced1 Tbsp.
Fresh Ginger, minced2 tsp.
Garam Masalatsp.
Salttsp.
Black Pepper, freshly ground1 tsp.
Pita Breadfor serving
Leaf Lettucefor serving
Tomatoesfor serving
Sauce:
Plain Yogurt, preferably Greek style, or Sour Cream1/4 cup
Mayonnaise2 Tbsp.
Cucumber, finely diced2 Tbsp.
Fresh Lemon Juice2 tsp.
Ground Cumin1/2 tsp.
Salt1/2 tsp.
Cayenne Pepper1/8 tsp.

Preparation

Make the sauce: Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, cucumber, lemon juice, cumin, salt and cayenne in a small mixing bowl and whisk to mix. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Line a rimless baking sheet with cooking parchment or oiled foil.

Make the burgers: Put the chicken in a medium mixing bowl. Add the yogurt, scallion, cilantro, ginger, garam masala, salt, and pepper. Mix lightly but thoroughly with hands -- the mixture will be rather wet and loose.

Wet your hands with cold water and form four equal-sized patties directly on the cooking parchment or foil. (If not cooking right away, cover and refrigerate.)

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).

Carefully slide or lift the parchment paper with the burgers onto the grill grate. (The meat will not come in direct contact with the grill grate.) Smoke for 30 minutes.

Increase the temperature to 325F and cook the burgers until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F, about 30 minutes more.

Remove the burgers from the parchment paper and serve with pita breads, lettuce, onions, tomato, and the sauce.

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time5 mins
  • Cook time1 hr
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodHickory