I made these chicken burgers at a family BBQ during the summer for several relatives who were visiting from India. We had a great time, and it was fun catching up. Now, I am pulling this recipe out again just in time for the Superbowl!
My husband loves turkey or chicken burgers, so he was pretty excited as well and when I make these he’s one of the first in line for food. In fact, he loves the burgers so much, he eats them for lunch throughout the week…so I always make extras. I find ground chicken quite versatile, but you can adapt the recipe to ground beef, lamb or turkey. Omit the cheese to make these Paleo and Whole 30 Approved! 👍🏻
Here’s how to make them…
Feta and Herb Chicken Burgers
For the patties:
2 pounds ground chicken
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoon oregano, minced
1/4 cup drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
½ cup, feta crumbled
1/2 cup grated onion
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
6 good-quality hamburger buns, split
Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.
For the patties:
Combine the chicken, basil, oregano, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, red pepper, onion, garlic, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into 8 patties to fit the bun size. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook, turning once, until done to preference, 7-10 minutes on each side for medium. Place the cheese slices on the patties during the last 3 minutes of grilling. Place the buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly during the last 2 minutes of grilling.
My favorite burger topping…
I am also fascinated by the different combinations of condiments that turn an average burger into an AMAZING burger. My secret weapon is 3 minute pickled cucumbers and red onion. Add this condiment to your chicken burger to make it irresistible!
3 Minute Pickled Cucumbers
3 seedless cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup white vinegar
2 tbsp. dill
2 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
Mix all ingredients together. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes until ready to use.
Enjoy these flavorful burgers! 🍔