Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free hamburger buns in this dish.


"In three minutes, 98 percent of all the matter there is or will ever be has been produced. We have a universe. It is a place of the most wondrous and gratifying possibility, and beautiful, too. And it was all done in about the time it takes to make a sandwich."
-Bill Bryson, Writer

The refrigerator light goes on...

I do love chicken thighs. They are so savory and the sweet curry marinade goes perfectly. This recipe is a great alternative to burgers and can really spice up your weeknight meal or next cookout.

Curry Powder

In America, this means the yellow powder you buy in the store, but there are almost infinite variations of curry powder. In the Far East, curry powders vary by individual cook, region, country, and even the class of who is being served. Most curries are spicier than the yellow curry that Americans may be used to.

Originally curry powders were shipped back to Europe when the East India Company controlled much of the spice traffic. At first, these varied greatly in their tastes, color and spiciness. At the Universal Paris Exhibition of 1889, a standardized curry powder was agreed upon and most recipes are subtle variations of that formula.

It is the turmeric that gives curry and other ingredients, including onion, pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander, tamarind, chili powder, fenugreek and mustard powder its yellow color.


Curried Chicken Thigh Burgers

Servings = 4 | Serving size =1 sandwich

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe also requires making Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

This recipe makes great leftovers. Cooking time does not include marinating time. Note: Nutritional information does not include the Cucumber Yogurt Sauce.

1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
spray olive oil
4 whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns

Place the chicken thighs in a large ziplock bag. Add the curry powder, garam masala, cumin, paprika, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Place the bag in the refrigerator and let marinate at least an hour.

When ready to cook place a grill pan or a large skillet over high heat. Spray with olive oil and add the chicken thighs to the pan. Cook, turning at least twice for about 15 minutes.

Serve on hamburger buns with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce and lettuce, tomato or other garnish of your choosing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 sandwich

Servings = 4


Amount Per Serving

Calories 291 Calories from Fat 94
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 16%
    Saturated Fat 2g 11%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 6g  
Protein 26g  
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6% Iron 19%
Vitamin K 8 mcg Potassium 353 mg
Magnesium 49 mg