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Tandoori Chicken Burgers

Traeger Kitchen


Tandoori Chicken Burgers

Prep Time

5

Minutes

Cook Time

1

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

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

  • 1/4 Cup Yogurt, Plain

  • 2 Tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 2 Tablespoon Cucumber, Finely Diced

  • 2 Teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 Teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 1/2 Pound Chicken, ground

  • 1/4 Cup Yogurt, Plain

  • 1 Scallions, minced

  • 1 Tablespoon minced cilantro leaves

  • 2 Teaspoon ginger, minced

  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps

  • 1

    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.
  • 2

    Line a rimless baking sheet with cooking parchment or oiled foil.
  • 3

    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.
  • 4

    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.)
  • 5

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).
  • 6

    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.
  • 7

    Increase the temperature to 325F and cook the burgers until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F, about 30 minutes more.
  • 8

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