Mediterranean Chicken Burgers

July  1, 2014
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I love the strong bold flavors of the Mediterranean and took the liberty of incorporating them into this burger. Eat this open face or place in a bun...either way it's great! —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • For the burger
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 5 ounces fresh spinach, wilted, squeezed very dry and chopped ( I set the leaves in a bowl and microwaved them 20 seconds at a time until wilted)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced dill
  • 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated on a microplane or very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • The Tomato Relish and putting it all together
  • 1 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup minced flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Greek yogurt or labneh
  • 4 pita breads or your favorite burger buns
  • The chicken burger mix
  1. For the burger
  2. Gently combine all the ingredients, cover and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours for the mixture to firm up and to allow the flavors to blend.
  1. The Tomato Relish and putting it all together
  2. Combine the onion, tomato, parsley,oregano, salt, pepper, lemon juice and oil and set aside.
  3. Form the chicken mixture into 4 patties. Light your grill to medium and oil the grates. Grill the patties until done, making sure they reach an internal temperature of around 165F.
  4. Spread some yogurt over the center of each pita or on the bottom of each bun. Top with the burger and crown with the tomato relish.

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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

1 Review

ebrescia August 13, 2021
This was fantastic! Full of flavor and came together quickly. I didn't have time to let the chicken mixture come together in the fridge, so I just cooked the patties in a pan with a little cooking spray and then finished them off in the oven. I also used 2 lbs of chicken and increased the other ingredients a bit (except the egg) and it worked perfectly.

My 8 year old and my son both loved it.

Next time, I'll double the tomato mixture because it is delicious and everyone wanted more!