Today, we’re so excited to share this delicious Grilled Greek Chicken Burgers recipe. With the perfect blend of Mediterranean flavors and juicy ground chicken, these burgers will delight your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a summer cookout or simply craving a flavorful burger, this recipe is a must-try.
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Greek Chicken Burgers
If you love greek flavors, then this burger is going to be one of your favorites. We’re so excited to share this recipe.
Greek Chicken Burgers Ingredients
Greek Burger Toppings
- Hamburger buns
- Romaine lettuce
- Sliced red onion
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced jalapenos
- Greek olives
- Dijon mustard
- Sliced avocados
- Garlic aioli
- Pickles (pickled anything is a delicious topping – red onion, cucumbers, etc)
Ingredient Substitutions and Recipe Variations
Ground chicken substitution
You can substitute ground chicken with ground turkey or even ground pork.
Fresh herbs to dried herbs substitute
Feel free to substitute fresh basil and dill with dried herbs, but just understand that the flavor won’t be as powerful. For every tablespoon of fresh herbs, you can substitute it for 1 teaspoon of dried.
Red Onion Substitute
Red onion has an amazing flavor and if you can stick with the recipe, do it. However, if you’re out you can use sweet onions or a large shallot.
No onions on hand? Add a teaspoon of onion powder to the ground Greek chicken mixture.
Italian Style Bread Crumbs
Italian bread crumbs are typically seasoned breadcrumbs with added herbs and spices like garlic, parsley, salt, oregano, or Italian seasoning. You can make your own if you’d like by adding the spice mix with plain bread crumbs (or even panko).
Make it Gluten Free
Use a gluten-free breadcrumb to make it gluten-free. We recommend adding a little extra seasoning for flavor. Serve over a gluten free bun or wrap in lettuce.
Greek Chicken Burgers Freezer Meal Prep
You can totally freeze the patties and take them out when you’re ready. It’s a great meal to prepare ahead of time and use when you’re busy and need a simple meal.
After the burgers have cooled completely, stack the patties with parchment paper in between. This will prevent sticking.
The burgers will keep in the freezer for 3 months, make sure you label your containers so you don’t forget!
How to Store Leftovers
Leftovers will store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Store the patties separately from the toppings.
Tips for Perfect Greek Chicken Burgers
Don’t Over Mix:
Mix the burger ingredients by hand to ensure even distribution, but be careful not to overmix to maintain juiciness.
Use a Meat Thermometer:
Use an instant-read meat thermometer to ensure the burgers reach the proper internal temperature (165F).
Prevent the Patties from Sticking on the Grill:
Oil the grill grates before cooking to prevent sticking. Allow the grill to heat for a few minutes and then brush on some neutral oil using a silicone basting brush
Make a Burger Bar
Serve with a variety of toppings and condiments for a personalized touch.
Side Dishes for Greek Chicken Burgers
- Greek Salad: Prepare a refreshing Greek salad with crisp lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle with a lemon-olive oil dressing. You can also try this Greek Pasta Salad.
- Lemon Roasted Potatoes: Toss quartered potatoes with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Roast them in the oven until golden and crispy. These zesty potatoes pair perfectly with the Greek flavors of the chicken burgers.
- Tzatziki Cucumber Salad: Create a light and tangy cucumber salad by combining thinly sliced cucumbers, Greek yogurt, fresh dill, lemon juice, garlic, and a sprinkle of salt. This cooling side dish complements the flavors of the chicken burgers and adds a refreshing element to the meal.
- Grilled Vegetables: Fire up the grill and cook a medley of vegetables such as zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, and red onions. Toss them in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill until tender and slightly charred. Grilled veggies add a smoky and savory component to your meal.
- Quinoa Tabbouleh: Prepare a light and nutritious tabbouleh salad using quinoa, fresh parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, lemon juice, and olive oil. This vibrant and herb-packed salad complements the Greek flavors and adds a delightful texture to the meal. You can also try this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.
- Greek Orzo Salad: Cook orzo pasta according to package instructions, then toss it with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, fresh herbs (such as dill and parsley), lemon juice, and olive oil.
- Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables: Roast a mix of colorful vegetables such as cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, and red onions with olive oil, garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. The roasted veggies offer a burst of sweetness and savory flavors that complement the chicken burgers.
- French Fries: Go with a classic and serve the burgers with french fries. Make it greek by sprinkling garlic, feta, and some parsley over top. Try these Air Fryer Frozen French Fries.
How to Make BBQ Greek Chicken Burgers
In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, fresh dill, fresh basil, minced red onion, crumbled feta cheese, minced garlic, optional red pepper flakes, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.
Mix gently until well combined, using your hands is easiest.
Divide the mixture into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty and place them on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to help the burgers hold their shape.
Preheat a non-stick grill pan over medium heat. Brush the grill grates with olive oil using a basting brush to prevent sticking.
Place the chilled patties on the grill and cover with a lid. Cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Toast the hamburger buns while the burgers cook. Once the burgers are done, transfer them to the buns.
Top the burgers with Romaine lettuce, sliced red onion, tomato slices, and a dollop of tzatziki sauce.
Try our Oven-Baked Cheeseburgers.
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Greek Chicken Burgers
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- ¼ cup red onion minced
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
- ½ cup Italian-style bread crumbs
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, dill, basil, red onion, feta cheese, garlic, red pepper flakes, Italian bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.
- Divide the burger mixture into four portions and shape each portion into a patty. Place the patties on a plate or parchment-lined sheet pan and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This helps the burgers hold their shape while grilling.
- Preheat a non-stick grill pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, brush the grill grates with olive oil using a silicone basting brush.
- Place the patties on the grill and cover with a lid. Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Assemble the burgers by placing them on toasted buns. Top with romaine lettuce leaves, slics red onion, tomato, and a generous dollop of tzatziki sauce
- Mix the chicken mixture with your hands for the best results. Avoid overmixing, as it can make the burgers tough and dense.
- Toppings are optional, but you can get creative with sliced jalapenos, hummus, Greek olives, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, cucumbers, sliced avocados, garlic aioli, or pickles.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze them for up to 3 months. To prevent sticking, stack the patties with parchment paper between each one.
- To reheat frozen burgers, thaw them in the fridge overnight, then heat them on the grill, in the oven, or in a pan until warmed through.
- For food safety, We recommend using an instant-read meat thermometer. Chicken is cooked at 165F.
- Oil the grill to prevent sticking. Preheat the grill on high for a few minutes, then brush on a neutral oil using a silicone basting brush.