Indian Chicken Burgers

Straight from the Keto BBQ cookbook, this recipe for juicy keto chicken burgers packs a lot of flavor and very little net carbs (only 2 grams) per serving! Author Faith Gorsky says, “If you love Indian food, these burgers will become one of your favorite quick and easy ways to get your keto-friendly Indian food fix! Serve these burgers with a quick cucumber salad and cauliflower rice to make it a meal.” Bonus: this recipe includes options to cook your keto burger on the grill or stovetop. Want to make the Creamy Cucumber Salad shown with the burgers? Get the recipe here.
[Excerpted from Keto BBQ by Faith Gorsky and Lara Clevenger, MSH, RDN, CPT. Copyright © 2021 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Photography © James Stefiuk. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.]
Serves 4 One Serving: 1 burger

Ingredients List

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
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  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  • Divide mixture into four portions and shape each into a patty.
  • To Cook on the Stovetop: Preheat a large (preferably cast-iron) skillet over medium-high to high heat. Add patties and turn heat down slightly to medium. Cook about 4–5 minutes per side until the internal temperature is 165°F and patties are fully cooked. Serve.
  • To Cook on a Grill: Line grates with foil and lightly spray foil with avocado oil. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Add patties and grill 5–6 minutes per side until the internal temperature is 165°F and patties are fully cooked. Serve.

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4 reviews

  1. 5 stars
    These burgers are delicious! I cooked them on the stovetop and they turned out fantastic. Love the flavors!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the look (and promise) of this recipe but would also love the recipe for the cucumber salad beneath it, if available, before I attempt this wonderful looking dish.

  3. 5 stars
    So glad I found this recipe! Followed it to the letter, except used turkey instead of chicken. Hubby put on foil on the grill and it turned out juicy and flavorful. Will be making it often during griling season!

  4. 5 stars
    These are delicious and so easy! I used turkey burger since I did not have chicken, and it worked well. Also, there is no oil included to cook the burgers, I used some coconut oil. Pair with an Un-bun!!

    • We’re so glad you enjoyed them! They are indeed easy and delicious! And yes, we didn’t cook with oil, but if you do, just be sure to recalculate the macros, if you’re counting them! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!


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