Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

This is a super-fast meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.  I served the burgers over a bed of arugula, but you could also use burger puns, pita bread, or tortillas.  Top the burgers with a generous amount of the tzatziki sauce!

Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce


1lb ground chicken
1/2 red pepper diced
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup of plain breadcrumbs 
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp coriander 
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp dill
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp fresh mint, chopped
salt, pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

Mix all ingredients together and form into 4 burgers.  Press the burgers with a spatula so that they aren't too thick.  Coat a skillet with olive oil and heat over medium.  Cook the burgers approximately 3 minutes per side until crisp.  Transfer the burgers onto a baking pan and cook for another 10 minutes in the oven.  


In a medium bowl combine the following:

1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 of a lemon, juiced
1 8 oz container of plain greek yogurt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp dill
1 tsp fresh mint, chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
salt, pepper