A combination of a Indian classic combined in a delicious burger; the butter chicken burger!

Butternut chicken burger | insimoneskitchen.com

Butter chicken burger

It has been 8 years ago that I first started Junglefrog Cooking although I believe it might have been called different that very first few blogposts. And as we all know (or maybe you don’t but you can take my word for it) I have moved domains and names a couple of times, losing quite a few people in the process, so if you ask me if I would do things differently I would shout YES out loud. But it’s too late to mourn over what could have been or should have been. At the time I always thought my decisions made a lot of sense… Obviously – looking back – they weren’t but that is the story of my life… Lol…

But during one of those moves I somehow moved the text here but not the images. So the original url still exists so the pics show up but as soon as that domain is killed (and it will eventually) that means that the photos will all disappear. They were old posts so I kept that annoying task to the very last minute. Procrastinating is my middle name.

Chicken burger with butterchicken paste | insimoneskitchen.com

But I couldn’t leave it anymore as I do have plenty of time at the moment to do annoying things like this. And hurray! It is finally finished. It only took me two years… 🙂

But in the process of going through those old post I kept seeing all those horrible old pictures and I started to wonder if the next task would be to redo all of them. As in re-make, reshoot and redo the whole thing… Nice idea but nowhere in a million years is that even remotely logical or possible. Let alone, do-able. And the funny thing is that some of my most populair posts are from that time. Thankfully not all photos are a complete nightmare but it was the early days of my food photography and I obviously had to learn a bit.

For now I have a recipe that is a bit more recent and because it is so delicious still reserves a spot here. It is a butter chicken burger. Made very easy with a ready made butter chicken paste that I still had lying around. I will eventually remake the dish and create a homemade version of the spices used, but for now this works fine.

Butter chicken paste

More over I think you can find butter chicken paste in most every store so no reason not to make this!

Chicken burger with butterchicken paste | insimoneskitchen.com

Butternut chicken burger

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Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

2 burgers


  • 250 g chicken thigh fillet
  • 100 gr cooked red lentils
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 40 ml butter chicken paste
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh coriander half a bunch
  • 15 gr panko

  • Peel the onion and cut in quarters. Peel the garlic and cut a bit smaller. Ad both into the bowl of a food processor. Add the chicken thigh filet, the red lentils, the coriander and the butterchicken paste.
  • Pulse the machine until it has the right consistency. If you like it coarse don’t turn the machine too long.
  • Put the mix into a bowl.
  • Check if it sticks together if you form it into a burger. If it is too wet add a bit more panko (or breadcrumbs) to bind it a bit more. I didn’t need a lot to make it stick
  • Shape into 3 larger or 4 smaller burgers and bake for around 5 minutes on each side or until they are cooked through. Serve on a bun with lettuce, onions and a sauce of your liking

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3253IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist