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!

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?

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!

Looking for more chicken recipes? Try my maple ginger chicken thighs, chicken souvlaki burgers or my crispy pan roasted chicken thighs.

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.