You might have noticed by now that Bill and I have a soft spot for all things Greek from food to language, so when I saw this recipe for Greek Chicken Burgers from the Pioneer Woman, I thought it would be great for the ManckWhites! They’re dense little burgers packed with flavor but with a fresh twist from the ground chicken and herbs. They came together in a flash last night and disappeared just as quickly. Seriously, from start of prep to end of eating was 30 minutes, maximum, so these are great for a quick weeknight dinner to throw together for the family. The novelty of a chicken burger plus the familiar feta and oregano resulted in a tasty dinner that I’m sure we’ll make again. I enjoyed mine last night with ketchup, but I was longing for tzatziki the whole time : )
Greek Chicken Burgers
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 1 pound ground chicken
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- In large bowl, mix all ingredients until just combined.
- Shape mixture into small 4-5″ patties.
- Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium heat. When pan is heated, add patties and cook 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
- Serve on burger buns or pitas with tzatziki or ketchup.
These burgers are quick, fresh and flavorful! The lean chicken marries well with the salty feta and spices without becoming too dry or too cheesy. While we enjoyed these little delights on a cool winter night, they’d be great for a summer barbecue with chips and a frosty beverage.