Greek Chicken Burgers with Greek Yogurt Sauce

These Greek chicken burgers are slathered with Greek yogurt sauce and and homemade quick pickled red onions. This sandwich is packed full of flavor!

Greek Chicken Burgers by Nutmeg Nanny

Here is the thing. I’m having a hard time thinking of what to write about this burger. I would like to just say “It’s amazing. For real. The end.”

But I guess it wouldn’t really work to just write that and then hit publish. Doing a move like that is equivalent to the classic mic drop…am I right?

Great, now all I can think about is the scene from Coming to America where Randy Watson {from the “What’s Going Down” episode of “That’s My Mama“} and his band Sexual Chocolate play at the black awareness rally. Also, now the song “The Greatest Love of All” is stuck in my head….oh and the theme song to Soul Glo.

Can you tell I really love this movie?

Greek Chicken Burgers by Nutmeg Nanny

Ok, I guess I should tell you a little bit about this burger. It’s packed full of mint, parsley, feta, red bell pepper and then topped with quick pickled red onions and a tangy Greek yogurt sauce. Holy yum!

The morning after I made this burger I had two for breakfast. That’s acceptable…right?

One more thing I love about this dish is the whole thing can be prepped in advance. So if you normally find yourself in a mad rush at dinnertime you are in luck. This is the dish for you!

Greek Chicken Burgers by Nutmeg Nanny

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Greek Chicken Burgers {with pickled red onion and Greek yogurt sauce}

These Greek chicken burgers are slathered with Greek yogurt sauce and and homemade quick pickled red onions. This sandwich is packed full of flavor!

Yield: 6-8 sliders

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

For pickled red onion:
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 thinly sliced large red onion

For Greek yogurt sauce:
1 (6 ounce) plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
1 tablespoon finely minced mint
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For chicken burgers:
1 pound ground chicken
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon finely minced mint
1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Baby spinach
6-8 slider buns

Directions:

For pickled red onion:
In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, brown sugar, salt and water. When you no longer see any sugar or salt in the mixture add your onion and let sit on the counter for at least an hour.

Store leftovers in the fridge with a little bit of the pickling juice.

I like to do this first so it can pickle while I put together and cook the burgers.

For Greek yogurt sauce:
In a small bowl add everything and mix together. Keep in the fridge until ready to use. When you are ready to serve give a taste and add more salt if needed.

(Keep in mind the burgers contain feta cheese which will add a bit of salt to the finished sandwich)

For chicken burgers:
In a large bowl add ground chicken, feta cheese, mint, parsley, red bell pepper, salt and black pepper.

Using your hands mix together until thoroughly combined. Divide meat mixture into 6 - 8 slider sized burgers.

Over medium heat, cook on the grill until the inside of the burger is no longer pink. {If you do not have a grill you can pan fry the burgers in one tablespoon of olive oil.}

To assemble the burgers add Greek yogurt sauce to the top and bottom of the bun, add burger, baby spinach and a few pickled red onions.

Greek Chicken Burgers by Nutmeg Nanny

 

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34 Responses to “Greek Chicken Burgers with Greek Yogurt Sauce”

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 3, 2013 at 8:04 am

    This looks amazing. For real. The end.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 10:17 am

      Hahaha perfect response :)

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    Tracey — June 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

    LOL, you have no idea how many posts I want to write with one line like that. At least once a week! We do most of our burgers with ground turkey or chicken so I’m always keeping an eye out for new ideas – absolutely love this one! So much flavor!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 10:15 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! Sometimes food is just too good to sit there and write a novel about it…haha :) I hope you give the burgers a try and of course love them :)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I love this! Any burger that includes feta is my kind of burger!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      Agreed! I’m such a sucker for feta.

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — June 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

    What a nice, light, summery burger! I’d go even further and serve it in a nice romaine leaf :)

    • nutmegnanny replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      It would make the perfect lettuce wrap burger!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I made chicken burgers using greek yogurt mixed in, but this looks even better!

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    Joanne — June 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I love the Mediterranean flavors in these! I could totally see having a few for breakfast…how could you resist!

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    David @ Spiced — June 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Wow…these really do look amazing. The End. Seriously though, I might have to give this recipe a shot this weekend…I’m a huge fan of the Greek flavors you added in here. Oh, and just let your soul glo…just let it shine through!

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    Reeni — June 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I consider these a perfectly acceptable breakfast! That sounds like something I would totally do too. These are packed with all that is good and delicious in the world!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Amazing, enough said!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never had a chicken burger? It’s all beef around here, ha ha. This looks so fantastic and your photos are gorgeous!

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    Joanne T Ferguson — June 4, 2013 at 2:56 am

    G’day and OOMPA! These look good, TRUE!
    WISH I had one of these now too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 4, 2013 at 11:53 am

    These look incredible. I’m honestly at a loss of words! I love finding new recipes using my favorite greek yogurt. :) I love chicken burgers, too!

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    ashley - baker by nature — June 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    No words needed… just need to get one of these into my mouth asap!!!

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    carrian — June 5, 2013 at 12:22 am

    How old am I?! Have I learned nothing?! DO NOT READ THIS BLOG AT 10:30 PM. Yes, I just yelled that to myself. Gosh, now I have the munchies!!!

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    Katrina — June 6, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Well, between just the photos and you saying the burger is great, I’d be sold. Sounds delicious and looks great.

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I have often wanted to just write one sentence and then share a recipe. One day I will do it. :)

    These burgers look awesome… I want them right now. I don’t care that it’s 10pm and I should be going to bed!

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    Leslie — June 17, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I love love love chicken burgers….add Greek flavors..and I am allllll over them!

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    Lori — May 18, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Try adding some hummus (pick your flavor) mixed into the burger! Yum!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 18th, 2014 @ 11:14 am

      That sounds delicious! Thank you for the tip :)

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