Recipe: Stuffed Greek Chicken Burger

by Carrie

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Stuffed Greek Chicken Burger

Here is another stuffed burger recipe for Burger Fridays!  It was inspired from my love of Greek salad and feta cheese. Oh, I love good feta cheese, especially a sheep/goat soft feta that I get at Kalamata Grocery store here in Calgary. The feta is in large barrels and the clerk will cut out a chunk depending on how much you want. It melts in your mouth.

This burger is full of mediterranean herbs and spices, then filled with a cube of feta. Doesn’t that sound good? The burger also has roasted garlic in it. Roasted garlic changes the sharpness of raw garlic to a sort of sweet quality. Normally I would roast bulbs of garlic in my oven, but as you all know, I am without one for the summer.  So, what to do?

I wrapped the bulbs in aluminum foil and tossed it on the BBQ on the lowest heat for an hour. The BBQ really added a smokiness to the garlic.

Stuffed Greek Chicken Burger

 

We’ve had great weather so far this summer, and I have been enjoying the beautiful sunsets I can capture on our balcony.

Stuffed Greek Chicken Burger

And our ravine behind our house is blooming with prairie flowers.

Stuffed Greek Chicken Burger


*Roasted garlic*

 

  • Cut tops off whole garlic bulbs. Place garlic bulbs on aluminum foil and then pour a small amount of olive oil over the bulbs. Wrap the bulbs well with the aluminum foil. Place the wrapped bulbs on the lowest heat of BBQ and roast for 1 hour.
  • Remove from heat. Squeeze bottom of garlic to remove roasted garlic.

 

*Tzatziki Sauce*

 

1 cup greek plain yogurt

1 cup sour cream

3 mini cucumbers

1 Tbsp fresh dill

1 whole roasted garlic bulb

juice from 1 lemon

 

Instructions:

  • In vitamix add all ingredients and on high, blend until smooth.

 

Stuffed Greek Chicken Burger

 

Greek Stuffed Chicken Burger
*This recipe makes 2 large chicken burgers!

 

1 pkg ground chicken

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried green chili flakes

1 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro

1 Tbsp finely chopped dill

1 whole bulb roasted garlic *

1/8 cup chopped onion

1/4 tsp herbs de provence

1 tsp olive oil

1 inch square feta cheese per burger

 

Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl combine ground chicken with ingredients listed, except feta cheese and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Divide mixture into 2 portions(these make large patties).
  • Flatten ground chicken mixture in your palm. Place a cube of feta in the middle of the chicken and wrap meat around cheese, forming a patty.
  • Pour the olive oil onto a plate and place chicken patties on the plate, flipping over to coat the burgers with the oil. (Oiling your patty prevents the chicken burger from sticking to BBQ grill).
  • Heat BBQ to medium heat and cook chicken burgers for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove burgers from BBQ. Place the burgers on a large lettuce leaf, then top with tzatziki sauce (see below) and a large heirloom tomato.

Stuffed Greek Chicken Burgers

  • Wrap lettuce leaf around your chicken burger and enjoy!

Stuffed Greek Chicken Burgers
Stuffed Greek Chicken Burgers

 

 

 

 

 

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Brigitte May 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

This, I would imagin would be wonderful with ground lamb aswell. Must try!!!

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