Chicken, Feta, and Spinach Mediterranean Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

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Rated 5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
Chicken, Feta, and Spinach Mediterranean Burger with Tzatziki Sauce
Chicken, Feta, and Spinach Mediterranean Burger with Tzatziki Sauce
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Ingredients

  • Chicken Patties:
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 ciabatta buns
  • Tzatziki sauce:
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar

Directions

  1. Put cucumber in a colander and toss with one tablespoon of salt and allow to sit, about 30 minutes to draw out liquid. Pat cucumbers dry with a paper towel.
  2. Add Greek yogurt, cucumbers, dill, lemon juice, and vinegar to a food processor and pulse, about 1 to 2 minutes; cover with plastic wrap; chill in fridge until ready to serve.
  3. Combine spinach with feta cheese in a food processor; pulse until mixed, about one minute.
  4. Transfer spinach and feta mixture to a bowl; add chicken, bread crumbs, egg, lemon juice, salt, pepper; mix until just combined. Shape mixture into six patties.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook patties on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and juice runs clear.
  6. Drizzle patties with Tzatziki sauce and transfer to buns. Garnish as desired and serve immediately.
Mealthy tip:

Use your favorite fresh greens to replace the baby spinach, such as arugula, baby kale or Bibb or butter lettuce leaves. You could also easily substitute the ground chicken for ground turkey or pork, which are sometimes easier to find in supermarkets.

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Sam Dalton says:

These chicken feta burgers were great. I made the mistake of using regular yogurt instead of Greek, so the tzatziki was a little thin, but all in all this recipe was fantastic. I loved everything about it.

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Jessica Scott says:

Best chicken burger ever! Definitely one of my favorites. It was also really easy to make, but tastes like something from a gourmet restaurant. Superb!

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Greg Jones says:

Delicious burger! First time using ground turkey. The tzatziki sauce was also really good on top of the burger instead of traditional ketchup or mustard.

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Ashley Bowman says:

MOUTHWATERING!! The sauce is perfect on top instead of using ketchup/mustard/etc.