Mediterranean Chicken Burgers

Savor the essence of the Mediterranean with these flavorful Greek Chicken Burgers. Each burger combines lean ground chicken with the tangy taste of feta cheese, the freshness of spinach, and the crunch of red peppers, all seasoned to perfection with oregano and lemon. These burgers offer a lighter, more health-conscious alternative to traditional beef burgers without sacrificing taste or satisfaction. Whether you’re grilling outdoors or cooking on your stovetop, these chicken burgers are a delightful way to bring a touch of Greek cuisine to your table.


  • Ground Chicken, 1½ pounds (preferably 97/3 lean to fat ratio) for a moist, flavorful burger
  • Red Peppers, ½ cup, finely chopped, adding a sweet crunch
  • Feta Cheese, ⅓ cup, crumbled, for a creamy tang
  • Fresh Spinach, 1 cup, chopped, introducing a subtle earthy flavor
  • Panko Crumbs, ⅓ cup, to bind the mixture while keeping it light
  • Garlic, 2 cloves, minced, for a sharp, aromatic kick
  • Dried Oregano, 2 teaspoons, to infuse the patties with classic Greek herbs
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon, to enhance all the flavors
  • Pepper, ¼ teaspoon, for a bit of spice
  • Fresh Lemon Juice, 1 tablespoon, to add brightness and acidity

To Serve:

  • Sliced Cucumber and additional Spinach, if desired, for a refreshing crunch


  1. Prepare the Burger Mix: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, chopped red peppers, crumbled feta cheese, chopped spinach, panko crumbs, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice. Gently mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Be careful not to overmix to keep the burgers tender.
  2. Form Patties: Divide the mixture into equal portions, shaping each into a patty. This recipe should yield about 4 to 6 burgers, depending on your preferred size.
  3. Cook the Burgers: Heat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat. If using a skillet, a drizzle of olive oil can prevent sticking. Place the patties on the grill or skillet, cooking for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through and golden on the outside. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C) for safety.
  4. Serve: Place each burger on a plate and serve with sliced cucumber and additional spinach for a fresh, vibrant touch. These burgers are delicious on their own or can be served on whole-grain buns for a heartier meal.

These Mediterranean Chicken Burgers are a testament to the power of simple, fresh ingredients coming together to create a dish that’s both nutritious and overflowing with flavor. Perfect for a family dinner, a casual get-together, or any time you’re in the mood for something light yet satisfying, these burgers are sure to become a favorite. Enjoy the blend of textures and tastes that make this recipe uniquely delightful.