Tandoori Chicken Burger

Tandoori Chicken Burger
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Amazing Tandoori Chicken Burger! And that Tandoori Burger Sauce, Mmm Good. You don’t even know.

This Indian-inspired burger is Tandoori Seasoned and marinated Chicken Breast Fillet on a Buttered and Toasted Bun with Tandoori Burger Sauce. Optionally top off with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, and Cucumbers. Add Hot Peppers or Sliced Jalapenos to up the heat!

Tandoori Masala

The Tandoori Spice used is my specialized blend of a Tandoori Spice Masala. Kissan Tandoori Masala can be used at the same amounts and in my opinion, is the best out there to date. Mine is coming soon 😉

Tandoori Masala Products
Tandoori Masala Products

Chicken Breast Fillets

Slice the Chicken breast in half vertically and then slice each fillet in half for 4 Breast fillets. Pound out each fillet to an equal thickness and then marinate them for an hour or longer.

Ideally, you want about 1/2 an inch thick Chicken breast fillet slightly bigger than the bun you are serving.


Combine the below marinade ingredients and marinate the Chicken Breast Fillets.

Tandoori Marinated Chicken Breast Fillets
Tandoori Marinated Chicken Breast Fillets

This marinade skips adding in the Yogurt, although you could still add in a bit of yogurt if you desire. Since this is going on a Grill with direct heat I instead focused on an Oil Based marinade.

Cooking the Tandoori Chicken Breast Fillets

Before you cook the Chicken Fillets, Butter and Toast the Hamburger Buns. I use a Panini Grill to do this as well as cooking the chicken.

Just set the Buttered Buns on the Panini Grill with the Grill open to toast the bottom. Press down a bit on the buns to assist in toasting.

Buttered and Toasting Buns
Buttered and Toasting Buns

Place the Chicken Breast on the Panini Grill and close the lid, pressing a bit. Cook these for about 5-7 minutes. Press down a bit to get a good grill sear. Optionally cook on a Regular Grill or in the oven at 350 F until done.

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Fillets
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Fillets

Stripped Tandoori Chicken Burger

Marinate Chicken Legs or Quarters and cook them in the oven at 375 F for 45 minutes. Flip halfway through. After 45 minutes, leave the chicken in the oven but shut the heat off. Leave it there for 15 – 20 minutes before stripping it off the bone and stacking the Chicken Tandoori Burger.

Serve with Tandoori Fries. Just sprinkle on about 2 tsp – 1 Tbl of JAH Tandoori Masala on about 1 lb of French Fries after they have cooked and toss.

Stripped Tandoori Chicken Burger
Stripped Tandoori Chicken Burger

Tandoori Burger Sauce

Combine Samosa Dipping Sauce & Mayo to make the Tandoori Chicken Burger Sauce. Exchange the Mayo with Yogurt, Sour cream, or any combination of if desired. The Tandoori Burger Sauce is also good as a dip for your french fries.

I use 1/4 C of Yogurt & 1-2 Tbl of Samosa Dipping Sauce. Use more or less based on your preference.

Red Samosa Dipping Sauce
Red Samosa Dipping Sauce
Tandoori Chicken Burger Sauce
Tandoori Chicken Burger Sauce

The leftover samosa dipping sauce can be served on the side, for your fries or refrigerated for the next time you will have samosas.

Tandoori Burger and Fries
Tandoori Burger and Fries

Tandoori Chicken Burger Toppings

The Toppings are optional. Top the burger off with:

  • Lettuce. A small handful
  • Tomato – sliced thin
  • Onion – sliced thin rings intact
  • Cucumbers – 2 thin slices per burger
  • To up the heat and get a really spicy version, add sliced Jalapenos or other hot pepper, fresh or pickled.
JAH Tandoori Chicken Burger in Half
JAH Tandoori Chicken Burger in Half
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Tandoori Chicken Burger

Tandoori Seasoned Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets on a Buttered and Toasted Bun with Tandoori Burger Sauce. Optionally Topped off with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Cucumbers. Add in Sliced Hot Peppers to up the heat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Tandoori Chicken Burger, Tandoori Chicken Sandwich
Servings: 4 portions
Author: JAH


  • Grill or Panini Grill


  • 1 Chicken Breast - – weighing about 1 lb
  • 4 Burger Buns
  • 1 handful Lettuce
  • 4 slices Tomato - – thin
  • 4 slices Onion - – thin, rings intacted
  • 8 slices Cucumber - – thin
  • as desired Hot Pepper or Jalapeno (Fresh or Pickled) - – Optional


  • 1/4 C Neutral Oil
  • 2 Tbl JAH Tandoori Masala - – can use Kissan Tandoori Masala
  • 1 Tbl Lemon Juice

Tandoori Burger Sauce


  • Combine the Marinade Ingredients and add in your Sliced Chicken Breast Fillets to marinate for 1 hour or longer in the fridge.
  • Make the Red Samosa Dipping Sauce and then add 1-2 Tbl of it to the Mayo to make the Tandoori Burger Sauce. Set this aside. The leftover Samosa Dipping Sauce can be refrigerated for the next time you serve samosa or as a dipping sauce for fries.
  • Prep any vegetables you might want to add to the tandoori burger and set aside.
  • When ready to cook the Breast Fillets. Heat up your Panini Grill or Grill. Butter and Toast the Hamburger Buns on the grill. Then cook the Breast Fillet for 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Assemble the Tandoori Chicken Burger
    Bottom Bun or Heel with Tandoori Burger Sauce
    Lettuce – small handful
    Tomato – slice
    Chicken Breast
    Cucumber – 2 slices
    Onion – 1 slice, rings intact
    Hot Peppers – as desired
    Crown or Top Bun with Tandoori Burger Sauce
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