Recipe: Stuffed Greek Chicken Burger

by Carrie

in Burgers

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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