One of the reasons I seldom make crispy chicken burgers is that it demands time and extensive cleaning as you set up your coating station which includes eggs and flour. I wanted to create a recipe that is easy and quick. In this Crispy Chicken Burger recipe, I do without eggs and found that the fat in chicken is enough to hold together the ground meat.

Adding in garam masala and ginger garlic paste gives it a Pakistani flavor, which along with the raita that I shared with my Seekh Kebab fills the kitchen with a familiar aroma of Pakistani cooking. Follow along and you’ll be quite amazed at how crispy and easy it is to make these burgers.


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5 from 3 votes

Crispy Chicken Keema Burger

These burgers are unbelievably easy and deliciously crispy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pakistani
Keyword: Chicken Keema Buger
Servings: 6
Author: Rookie With A Cookie


Keema Patty Mix

  • 1 lb chicken mince
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 green chili finely chopped
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour for coating
  • Oil for shallow frying

Raita Chutney

  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint chopped
  • 1/2 green chili chopped
  • salt to taste
  • Slaw


  • 1/2 cup cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp pickle juice


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the ground chicken and all the spices and vegetables. Mix well.
  • Next, form medium-sized patties. Be sure to oil your hands because the mixture is quite tacky.
  • Next, in another mixing bowl, add about a cup of flour with a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper. Coat the chicken patties in the flour mixture really well. Turn the patties to coat both sides.
  • In a pan over high heat, fill about an inch of oil for shallow frying the chicken patties.
  • Once oil is is hot (375 F), add the patties. The oil should sizzle as the patties touch the pan.Cook for 3 minutes on each side, then lower the heat to medium and continue cooking until chicken is deeply golden brown, about 7-10 minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking, toast some hamburger buns and prepare raita and slaw.
  • To make raita, blend raita ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • To make slaw, slice cabbage and onions and pour water from a jar of pickles along with a pinch salt and pepper. Alternatively, you can squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • To assemble, spread raita on the bun,add chicken patty and top with the slaw. Add another dollop of raita and serve!



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Kaushik Roy
Kaushik Roy
3 years ago

5 stars
Thanks Izza, for this awesome recipe! The chicken keema burger is a great hit in our home, and has become a staple weekend meal. My 13 year old finds this better than what we used to get from fast food joints. 😀 Although frying brings out the best taste, I tried baking them in the oven for a healthier option…190 C (375 F), for about 25-30 mins, turning them halfway. Came out great, and could make multiple patties at one go (good for a lazy cook like me!). 😉 Am going to try your seekh kabab next. Wish me luck!

Kara Kaur
Kara Kaur
2 years ago

5 stars
Tried this recipe and I used frozen keema. The mixture turned out a bit watery so I used rice flour to keep the patties together. Super delicious and full of flavor! Will definitely make with fresh chicken keema next time.

4 years ago

Hi! Love your blog, I came across is a week ago. I wanted to try this recipe, but not sure if that will work. Please let me know if you have tried them. Thanks!

5 years ago

Looking good! First time I came on ur blog.. Love the recipes! Plz check out my newly launched blog too.. Would appreciate it!

6 years ago

5 stars
Salam Rookie, I watched your beef Sekhon Kabob video. Was wondering if it’s the same ingredients for lamb meat? Thanks

Ghazala Malik
Ghazala Malik
Reply to  Gul
3 years ago

Another no fail recipe. I was hesitant about the slaw but it accompanied the burgers well. Keep your recipes coming.

6 years ago

This was yummy. I’m wondering if there was a healthier option rather than frying them?

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