Chicken Souvlaki Burgers

These totally delicious chicken souvlaki burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and feta cheese. Stuffed into a pita and served with tzatziki sauce and fresh cucumbers. 

These totally delicious chicken souvlaki burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and feta cheese. Stuffed into a pita and served with tzatziki sauce and crispy fresh cucumbers.

Have you ever loved a show so much that you simply refused to watch the finale episodes in hopes that it was just a giant joke and the show wasn’t actually cancelled?

Yes? No?

Well that is what happened to me with Psych. I knew it was over and I have been staring at the last episode sitting unwatched in my Netflix queue. I couldn’t do it. I didn’t want the show to be over and I didn’t want to say goodbye to my two favorite characters of all time – Shawn and Gus. I would like to add I have this same problem with books. I hate saying goodbye to characters that I love. This is why I love series books. Then I’m allowed to hang out with them for several books or years if an author keeps them going for awhile.

Do you feel me?

These totally delicious chicken souvlaki burgers are packed full of fresh herbs, spinach and feta cheese. Stuffed into a pita and served with tzatziki sauce and fresh cucumbers.

So the day finally came that I sat down and watched the final episode. My thoughts? It was good. I hated that so much was changing in the final season but as my dad would say “It’s life. Things change. Get over it.” My dad is not one to mince words.

Luckily I had these burger to help me get over my Psych sadness. I know you’re not supposed to use food as comfort but it’s my life and I will do as I please. Plus these burgers are kick ass so trust me when I say you would do the same.

These babies are PACKED full of chopped baby spinach, dill, mint and feta cheese. It’s like a Greek heaven just poured itself into this burger. It reminds me of chicken souvlaki but it burger form – hence the name. And since I was on a souvlaki kick I decided to throw the burger into a pita, slather it with tzatziki sauce and garnish with a few slices of crispy cucumber.

Heaven people. Heaven. That is what this burger tastes like.

Well, if heaven was made of ground chicken, fresh herbs, spinach, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce and pita.

Which could be true. You don’t know.

These totally delicious chicken souvlaki burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and feta cheese. Stuffed into a pita and served with homemade tzatziki sauce and fresh cucumbers.

Looking for more delicious chicken sandwich recipes? Try my Greek Chicken Burgers with Greek Yogurt Sauce, Buffalo Ranch Cole Slaw Topped Chicken Sandwich or my Apple Butter BBQ Chicken Sandwich. Also be sure to check out my Chicken Souvlaki Pizza

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Chicken Souvlaki Burgers

These totally delicious chicken souvlaki burgers are packed full of fresh herbs and feta cheese. Stuffed into a pita and served with tzatziki sauce and fresh cucumbers.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • 4-6 small whole wheat pita pockets, warmed and opened
  • Sliced English cucumbers

Directions:

In a large bowl add ground chicken, feta cheese, chopped baby spinach, olive oil, dill, mint, oregano, kosher salt and pepper.

Using your hands mix together until completely combined.

Form your meat into 4-6 patties - depending on the size of your pita bread.

Add a drizzle of olive oil to a pan set over medium heat.

Once the oil is hot add your patties and cooking for about 5 minutes per side until fully cooked. The cooking time will depend on the size of your patties so adjust accordingly.

When the patties are cooked add them to your warmed pita pockets and slather with tzatziki sauce, baby spinach and sliced cucumbers.

You can also sprinkle with extra herbs and feta if desired.

Note: You can find my tzatziki sauce recipe by clicking the link provided to my chicken tzatziki pizza recipe where I share the recipe.

39 Responses to “Chicken Souvlaki Burgers”

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    Christie — March 25, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I usually refuse to watch new shows because if I like it, it will be cancelled. Drives me crazy! Now this burgers I would be happy to eat and eat and eat.

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — March 25, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Seriously … I can’t stop looking at those pictures. This burger sounds and looks absolutely incredible! Love greek flavors and love tzatziki even more! Can’t wait to make this!

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    Marye — March 25, 2015 at 9:17 am

    These do look great! I am the same way with shows.. I am on the last season of binge watching Parenthood and I am pretty sure I won’t watch the last show…

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    kristy @ the wicked noodle — March 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

    That’s EXACTLY how I felt about Breaking Bad and now True Detective. I only have 1 1/2 episodes left of TD and I’m going to be so sad when it’s over. I may need to whip up some of these burgers to console me – totally not kidding!! They look SO GOOD, can’t wait to try them.

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — March 25, 2015 at 9:51 am

    These chicken burgers look absolutely wonderful – love the Greek flavors!

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    Cookin Canuck — March 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I do the same thing with a really good book…I linger over the last 20 pages or so, willing it not to end. I feel your pain!

    I love the idea of these burgers and they have all of the flavors that I love all in one place.

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    Kate @ Diethood — March 25, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I recall Friends! I know that was like a century ago, but I still to this day think there’s going to be another episode. haha 😀
    The sammich sounds so dang good! I love it,especially the sauce!

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — March 25, 2015 at 11:49 am

    This deliciousness needs to happen in my kitchen soon!! Love all of these flavors!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — March 25, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Psych is one of my all-time favourite shows!! I have re-watched it many times, and got my husband and neighbours hooked! We finally watched the finale and I was not too disappointed, but I still wish it was on. Or that they would make a movie…
    That being said, my dad would love this recipe! I will definitely have to share it with him!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — March 25, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I’ve just changed my mind about dinner tonight…we have all of the ingredients in the fridge to make these and I can’t wait to try this recipe!. They look delicious!

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    Courtney — March 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    OMG, I did the same thing with Psych! I miss it so much. I also did that with White Collar. USA was just breaking my heart every which way!

    These burgers look awesome, and I can’t wait to try them!

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    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling — March 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I adore chicken souvlaki! These sound AMAZING!

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    Catherine — March 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Dear Brandy, to me this is a perfect meal. I love the freshness and the Mediterranean flavors. xo, Catherine

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — March 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I hate when a good TV series or book series comes to an end, I feel like I’m having withdrawls the first few days after it ends. These burgers look so amazing! I absolutely love Mediterranean flavors!

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    The Food Hunter — March 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Other than the dill…I’m not a fan they sound wonderful!

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    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — March 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I have never seen psych, I obviously am missing out and need to schedule a marathon to catch up. I love that you served these up on pitas, what a great flavor combo!

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    Lana | Never Enough Thyme — March 25, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I just said goodbye to one of my favorite television shows, too. Perception. Smart, dramatic, and funny. I was so sorry to see it cancelled. And I didn’t even have a Chicken Souvlaki Burger to console myself with. Sigh. 😉

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 25, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Psych was my very favorite show. We get by watching the re-runs constantly but I totally miss Shawn & Gus! I’ve never had soulvaki but I’m sure I would devour this burger in a heartbeat!

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    Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen) — March 25, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    First of all, I feel ya’ on the Psyche finale. We loved that show. The great pop culture references alone were reason to watch. Second, these burgers would make me feel better, too! Can’t wait to try these! Maybe they’ll help me get over the end of Parenthood, too!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — March 25, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I have never seen that show but I know the feeling you’re having! These burgers- I am drooling!!!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 25, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    These are burgers I could eat my feelings too! And Psych, gonna miss that show, it’s definitely one I have to start and watch my way through again 🙂

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    Healing Tomato — March 26, 2015 at 12:16 am

    These Souvlakis look amazing. There was a hole-in-the-wall kind of restaurant in Midtown Manhattan that used to serve Souvlakis like your recipe. Your recipe is great and I think the cucumber feta combination for Souvlakis.

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — March 26, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I totally get the whole not wanting to finish a show because you will miss the characters. I miss Parenthood every Thursday night! These burgers look awesome by the way, anything with tzatziki and I’m in.

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    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) — March 26, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Wow these look amazing! I’ve never watched Psych. I must check that out!

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    Kate @ FramedCooks — March 26, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I’ve never heard of Psych and I’ve never thought about making souvlaki burgers and now my whole world has rocked and I have so much to DO! Thanks Brandy. 🙂

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    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop — March 26, 2015 at 8:25 am

    What a great looking burger!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — March 26, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Hello beautiful burger. You know that’s one show I keep hearing great things about. I need to check it out.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I cry after almost every series finale. They’re always so sad. 🙁

    And these are some different and delicious looking burgers! And ground chicken?! I’m very well acquainted with the meat aisle and I’ve never seen that over here. Boooo Germany.

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    Carol at Wild Goose Mama — March 26, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I am LOVIN’ this sandwich. What a nice twist on a sandwich/burger/souvlaki
    all wrapped up in one. Spinach for the greens is THE best. There is no
    doubt this is fun and delicious to eat and serve.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — March 26, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    This looks like one of the best Greek inspired burgers I’ve ever seen. I’ve not seen the show Psych but I’ll take it under your recommendation that it’s a good one to add to my list of shows to binge on. I need to binge on this burger too.

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — March 26, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I never wanted Freinds to end but I did watch the finale. Boo for our favorite shows ending! These burgers look amazing!

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — March 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    These photos are beautiful! Not to mention the delicious looking burgers – yuuuumm!

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