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Greek Chicken Burger

brioche bun, greek salad

STARS

If you are looking for a healthy yet flavorful burger, look no further. This Greek Chicken Burger is loaded with veggies and herbs, the pillars of Mediterranean cuisine. Start with a hearty brioche bun slathered with a minty cucumber yogurt sauce and add a Greek-style patty made with ground chicken, spinach, and olives to steals the show. Shredded romaine and a Greek relish finish off this filling, healthy burger option!
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  25 minutes
Active Time:  20 minutes
Ingredients

Greek Chicken Burger

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, drained and minced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup thawed frozen spinach, chopped
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 brioche rolls 

Sherry Vinaigrette Salad

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 romaine hearts, chopped

Greek Relish

  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, diced

Cucumber Mint Yogurt 

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 English cucumber, shredded
Directions
1
Preheat the oven to 475°F. 
2
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, garlic, olives, feta, spinach, eggs, panko, salt, and pepper with your hands. Form into 4 patties on a baking sheet.
3
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through or the internal temperature reaches 160°F. 
4
Make the vinaigrette by combining all of the ingredients except the oil in a bowl with a whisk. Continue whisking while you drizzle in the oil until emulsified. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Toss with the romaine in a large bowl. 
5
To make the relish, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. 
6
To make the cucumber yogurt, combine all the ingredients except the cucumber in a small bowl. Whisk well to combine. Fold in cucumber and season to taste. 
7
Serve the chicken burgers on brioche rolls topped with romaine salad, Greek relish and cucumber mint yogurt. 

Greek Chicken Burger

brioche bun, greek salad

STARS

If you are looking for a healthy yet flavorful burger, look no further. This Greek Chicken Burger is loaded with veggies and herbs, the pillars of Mediterranean cuisine. Start with a hearty brioche bun slathered with a minty cucumber yogurt sauce and add a Greek-style patty made with ground chicken, spinach, and olives to steals the show. Shredded romaine and a Greek relish finish off this filling, healthy burger option!
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  25 minutes
Active Time:  20 minutes
Servings:  4

Ingredients

Greek Chicken Burger

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, drained and minced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup thawed frozen spinach, chopped
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 brioche rolls 

Sherry Vinaigrette Salad

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 romaine hearts, chopped

Greek Relish

  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, diced

Cucumber Mint Yogurt 

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 English cucumber, shredded

Directions

1
Preheat the oven to 475°F. 
2
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, garlic, olives, feta, spinach, eggs, panko, salt, and pepper with your hands. Form into 4 patties on a baking sheet.
3
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through or the internal temperature reaches 160°F. 
4
Make the vinaigrette by combining all of the ingredients except the oil in a bowl with a whisk. Continue whisking while you drizzle in the oil until emulsified. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Toss with the romaine in a large bowl. 
5
To make the relish, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. 
6
To make the cucumber yogurt, combine all the ingredients except the cucumber in a small bowl. Whisk well to combine. Fold in cucumber and season to taste. 
7
Serve the chicken burgers on brioche rolls topped with romaine salad, Greek relish and cucumber mint yogurt.