First, this recipe makes four patties... but my kiddo doesn't think he should have to wait until Mom is finished with her photography. So, he got served first! Ha!
These were really yummy. I chose to serve them with Samosa’s (an Indian pastry stuffed with meat and/or vegetables) rather than making an actual burger out of them. But, they would make an excellent burger. This is another great recipe from Cooking Light, which I altered slightly. They are full of flavor and fragrant from the garam masala (an Indian spice mixture). Whether you serve them as patties – or a full fledged burger – I think you’re going to like them!
1 – 2 green onions, depending upon your taste, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 heaping teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lb. ground chicken
½ cup low-fat greek yogurt
Handful of chopped fresh mint
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ to ½ cup mango chutney (I had a small jar from Trader Joes – I used half of the jar)
4 hamburger buns
1 cup fresh spinach leaves or lettuce
Combine the spices, lime juice, green onions and chicken in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and form into four patties. The chicken mixture is really sticky. You can use plastic food-prep gloves OR if you wet your hands first, before forming each patty, it helps to cut down on the sticking.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat, coat with cooking spray or a small amount of olive oil. Add patties to the pan and cook for 7 minutes on each side.
Combine yogurt, mint, salt and chutney. Spread on the top and bottom half of each bun, add the patty and the spinach or lettuce leaves. Add more of the yogurt mixture if desired. If you choose to serve without the bun, serve the sauce on the side of the patty for dipping.