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Mediterranean-Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

When you’re searching for a main course recipe that’s quick and inexpensive, there really isn’t much that can top a homemade burger. These dishes require one of the least expensive cuts of meat and are super easy (albeit a bit messy) to make.

Mediterranean-Style Chicken Burgers

Burgers might not seem like a great choice to some – as the anchor meal of nearly all fast-food chains, the typical burger is over-processed, filled with non-Paleo ingredients, and treated as a commodity versus what it really needs to be – food that nourishes your body.

So, with this recipe, we’re going to take the burger back – by using ground poultry instead of beef and filling the patties with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients, we end up with a fast and delicious dinner made right at home.

If you’ve ever worked with ground chicken or turkey before, you may know how tricky it can be to shape. In this recipe, you’ll be using an almond meal to help bind the ingredients together, ultimately making it easier to form the patty.

This ingredient adds some additional micronutrients to your meal, but use it sparingly – if you have digestive sensitivity, this ingredient can cause irritation. Almond meal is available at most specialty grocery stores in the baking section – you can also grab them online if needed.

When you are done prepping this main course, get creative with how you serve these patties! While you could always serve them wrapped in lettuce for a burger-style meal, we like the idea of making a batch of cauliflower tortillas or using a pre-made Paleo wrap to serve this pita-style. Add your choice of salad to round out your plate!

Mediterranean-Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 15 min

Ingredients

Ingredients for Dill and Garlic Mayonnaise;

Mediterranean-Style Chicken Burgers Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients for the mayonnaise in a bowl and stir until well blended.
  2. Place the sauce in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. In a bowl, combine the ground chicken, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, oregano, almond meal, and egg; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Form the chicken mixture into evenly sized-patties.
  5. Melt cooking fat in a skillet over high heat and add the patties to the skillet.
  6. Cook the patties for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until they are no longer pink.
  7. Serve the patties topped with the mayonnaise and your favorite toppings.
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Mediterranean-Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

Try your hand at this version of the burger patty – by using poultry and Mediterranean ingredients, you'll experience a new way to enjoy burgers!
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Keyword burgers, chicken, mediterranean style
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 568kcal
Cost 12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lb. ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes minced
  • 2 oz. fresh spinach minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise;
  • 2 tsp. fresh dill minced
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients for the mayonnaise in a bowl and stir until well blended.
    1 garlic clove, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise;, 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup onion, 2 tsp. fresh dill
  • Place the sauce in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • In a bowl, combine the ground chicken, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, oregano, almond meal, and egg; season with salt and pepper to taste.
    1 1/2 to 2 lb. ground chicken or turkey, 1/4 cup red onion, 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, 2 oz. fresh spinach, 1 tsp. dried oregano, 1/2 cup almond meal, 1 garlic clove, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 1 egg
  • Form the chicken mixture into evenly sized patties.
  • Melt cooking fat in a skillet over high heat and add the patties to the skillet.
  • Cook the patties 5 to 6 minutes per side or until no longer pink.
  • Serve the patties topped with the mayonnaise and your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 1306mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1682IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg