Chicken mince kebab recipe

This easy to make chicken kebab recipe uses minced chicken. It makes delicious kebab patties that will please everybody, including your little ones. 

Chicken kebab patties with potatoes and salad

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. 

Pakistani chicken kebab patties with an overlay text

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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:

  1. Mince chicken.
  2. Onion.
  3. Ground cumin.
  4. Ground coriander.
  5. Onion powder.
  6. Garlic powder.
  7. Paprika powder.
  8. Coarse black pepper. 
  9. Red chilli powder.
  10. Natural yoghurt. 
  11. Plain flour/ all-purpose flour.
ingredients for chicken kebab patties

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.

a bowl of chicken kebab ingredients
1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl
chicken kebab patties on the griddle plan
3. Cook the kebabs on a griddle pan
minced chicken to make chicken kebabs
2. Mix all the ingredients
ready cooked chicken kebabs
4. Ready cooked chicken kebab patties

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. 

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Before you leave, don’t forget to check my other recipes of Pakistani snack food that you may also love:

Thank you, and all the best.

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Ground Chicken Kebab

These chicken kebabs are so easy to make. Delicious to have on their own with a fresh salad or with burger buns or naan bread. However you like, I guarantee you'll love them.
Author: Devy Dar
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Additional Time3 minutes
Total Time48 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Pakistani
Servings: 8


  • Mixing bowls.
  • Cling film
  • Griddle pan ,or oven, or
  • Air fryer


  • 1 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.
  • Enjoy.


  • 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. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 353mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g


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.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.


Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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  1. 5 stars
    My girls adore this recipe and ask for it every single week when we are planning what to eat. Thank you ?

  2. Wow, thanks for jogging my memory, Devy! I used to make this style of chicken kebab regularly and LOVED them. Don’t know why I stopped. Anyway, I will for sure be trying your ones and definitely with the chilli dip. ASAP!

    1. Yes please do try and let me know how you like it. This has been our favourite.

  3. Lovely recipe.
    Look yummy.? Will try them definitely.

  4. please can I just ask how you shape them into patties without the mixture sticking to everything haha I tried to make these lastnight and as soon as I tried rolling them it was just sticking to my hands even whilst using extra flour, many thanks.

    1. Oh, I can imagine. Working with chicken mince can be a pain :-). I usually put a small bowl of water next to me and keep wetting my palm with the water from it. Don’t use flour. It will make it worse. if anything, you can try cooking oil. Just put a little oil in a small bowl and brush it onto your palm before you roll the patties. Good luck.

  5. 5 stars
    Lovely recipe. I used 500g pack of minced chicken, but kept the spices the same amount. Instead of individual patties, I cooked all of it in a loaf tin, then sliced once it had rested a while.

    1. Wow, sounds like you did help yourself with a more practical way of making this kebab. Love it. And I’m glad you like the recipe. Thanks.

  6. 5 stars
    so delicious!!!!! oh my goodness I have made then twice. I opted to Tey a bit healthier by doing some in the oven and they still tastw amazing! I would like to know tho can you freeze them once cooked?

    1. There is nothing wrong with cooking them in the oven. I do that too sometimes. I think I will mention it on the post next time I update it.
      And yes you can freeze the kebab. Make them in bulk and freeze for the day when you don’t have time to cook.

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