Normally when I make this recipe I shape them into small appetizer, slider sized and serve them with tzatziki. Today I was in the mood to change things up and make them the size of a normal burger. Ground chicken is a satisfying, healthy replacement to ground beef and with added Greek flavors, it creates a special but still light meal. I used 1/2 dark chicken meat and 1/2 white meat to add extra flavor and this mix prevents them from drying out. I love these burgers without the bun, and I love that I can throw them in the oven or on the grill.
The tzatziki is a must! It is easy and adds an extra dimension to the meal. The only difficult part of this recipe is making sure you squeeze out as much water as possible. If you are in a big hurry and do not have time to make tzatziki, it is available in most stores. I recommend Esti Foods Tzatziki it’s very light, flavorful, and all-natural.
Garnish them with a slice of red onion, fresh spinach, tzatziki, and if you want sprinkle feta on the top.
- 1 lb of ground white meat chicken
- 1 lb of dark meat chicken
- 2 tbs of fresh chopped dill
- 2 tbs of fresh chopped parsley
- 2 tbs of fresh chopped mint
- 1 tbs of fresh oregano
- 1/2 cup of chopped onion
- 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper
- 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup of feta cheese
- Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 seedless english cucumber
- 1 tbs of chopped mint
- 1 tbs of chopped parsley
- 1 tbs of chopped dill
- 1 tbs of minced garlic
- 1 cup of Greek plain yogurt
- 1 tbs of black pepper
Place meat in a bowl, add all of the herbs, bread crumbs, feta, garlic, peppers, onions, oil, and lemon juice and mix and form burger of equal size.
Season burgers with salt and pepper.
Place on a well oiled grill or in the oven on a piece of oiled foil.
Cook until burger is cooked thoroughly or at 165 degrees.
Serve on a warm brioche bun or serve on its own.
Garnish with fresh spinach, red onion, tzatziki, and crumbled feta.
Peel and grate the cucumber, squeeze it to remove the water.
Add herbs, lemon juice, yogurt, salt and pepper to taste.
Tip: Make the tzatziki a few days in advance so that the yogurt can absorb the flavors. Make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly at 165 degrees. Oil the grill before grill the burgers to prevent sticking. Chicken can be substituted for turkey.