This chicken mince kebab is so succulent and juicy with well-balanced spices that make the kebab irresistibly delicious.
Chicken kebab burger
There are so many different types of kebabs. You may be familiar with the kind of kebabs that have meat chunk pieces and are grilled on skewers. Some people also call them kabobs or shish kebabs.
And there is another type of kebabs that uses minced meat. They are cooked on the skewers with a cylinder shape. They’re called seekh kebabs, or kobeda in some areas such as Afghani, Persian, etc.
Last but not least, there are mince kebabs that are shaped into flat discs like burger patties.
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Now, the one I’m sharing with you here is the kebab with a burger shape.
It is based on the Pakistani chicken kebab recipe that I learned from my sister-in-law.
The first time I had them, I called them chicken burgers. But my extended family told me that those delicious patties are called kebabs.
So, I call them chicken kebab burgers. As the name implies the real shape of the burger.
Ingredients for chicken kebab burger
You need 11 items to make these kebabs, and they are:
- Mince chicken.
- Ground cumin.
- Ground coriander.
- Onion powder.
- Garlic powder.
- Paprika powder.
- Coarse black pepper.
- Red chilli powder.
- Natural yoghurt.
- Plain flour/ all-purpose flour.
How to make chicken kebabs with minced meat
This recipe is easy and quick to make. All you have to do is just mix all the ingredients thoroughly well. Shape the chicken mixture into flat discs and then cook them.
You can grill the kebabs on the griddle pan, or bake them in the oven. And on a hot sunny day—or on any dry day when you fancy doing it—you can also cook the kebabs on the barbecue.
To make my life easier, I tweaked the recipe so that my two sons can enjoy those chicken kebabs as well. The reason is that the original recipe uses quite a bit of chilli and spices that make the kebabs too spicy for my kids.
I also improved some of the ingredients and their proportions.
So that not only will the kebabs be flavorful in taste, but they’ll be juicy and succulent in texture too.
Having said that, if you’re a chilli lover (like me), you can always adjust the spices and chilli according to your taste.
What I usually do is, after I mix all the ingredients minus I will half it into another bowl. Then I’ll put more chilli in one of the half chicken mixtures.
This way, the kids can have the not-too-spicy kebabs, while my husband and I enjoy the spicier ones. So, everybody will be happy.
Ways to enjoy chicken kebab patties
Just to give you some ideas, I like making the patties in bulk and then freezing them.
They become handy for when I run out of time to cook. Because I can just quickly warm them up in the microwave, air fryer, the oven or on a frying pan.
You can eat the kebabs with roasted potatoes and salad, or you can have them in a bun as chicken burger patties.
And you can also have them rolled in a piece of naan bread, pita bread or tortilla wrap. Sometimes, I make them as one of the side dishes to have with main rice meals such as plain rice, Biryani rice, etc.
The kebabs are delicious to have for lunches, dinners, or picnics. Therefore, they’re ideal for packed lunches for school or work.
And we often make them as one of our Summer barbecue menus as well.
More finger food recipes from the Pakistani kitchen
Thank you for checking out this chicken mince kebab recipe. Hope you will try it out.
When you do, please share what you think about the recipe in the comments below. I’ll really appreciate it.
Before you leave, don’t forget to check my other recipes of Pakistani snack food that you may also love:
- Shami kebab: meat and lentil burger.
- Chicken tikka strips.
- Vegetable pakoras.
- Chicken seekh kebabs
- Aloo tikki: spicy potato cutlets.
Thank you, and all the best.
Ground Chicken Kebab
- Mixing bowls.
- Cling film
- Griddle pan ,or oven, or
- Air fryer
- 1 ⅓ pounds ground/minced chicken
- 1 medium-sized brown onion finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt, pr according to taste
- ½ teaspoon chili powder or more optional
- 2 tablespoons yogurt
- 3 tablespoons plain flour
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix and knead it well. Cover with cling film and leave it to rest in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. So the flavour will develop better.
- Shape the chicken meat into balls about a ping pong ball size, then flatten them.
- If you cook them in the oven, you can arrange the patties on the lightly sprayed with oil baking tray. Then cook the meat at gas 4/ 350° F/ 180° C for about half an hour or until the kebabs are cooked through.
- If you cook the meat on the griddle pan, you can spray the pan with a little bit of oil. Cook the patties on each side for about 6-7 minutes. Until the meat is cooked through.
- You can also cook the chicken kebabs in the air fryer if you want. It normally takes me about 10 minutes at 350° F/180°C to cook a batch of chicken patties in my air fryer.
- Last but not least, you can cook the meat on the barbecue according to however you like.
- For the yogurt dip, you can mix 1 cup of natural yogurt (or any type of yogurt you like), then put 1 tbsp minced mint leaves, 1 tbsp minced Coriander leaves, salt, and pepper according to taste.
- For the chili dip, you put a can of chopped tomatoes, ½ brown onions (chunks), 1 or 2 chilies (according to your taste), lemon juice of ½ lemon, ½ tsp of salt, 1 tsp of sugar, and a handful of chopped coriander leaves. Blitz it for a minute until all the ingredients are mixed but not emulsified like a smoothie.
Nutritional info in this recipe is only estimate using online calculator. You should refer to it as a guide only. Please verify with your own data if you seek an accurate info.