Best Ever Chicken Burger with Mediterranean-Spiced Chicken P

4 servings


15 minutes

active time

22 minutes

total time


1 pound ground chicken

1/2 cup dried bread crumbs (you can use GF bread crumbs)

1 tablespoon Greek yogurt

1 small yellow onion, (grated)

1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon Urfa Biber (Urfa will lend a slight kick while adding a more complex depth of flavor, or use red pepper flakes)

Kosher salt

Black pepper

Extra virgin olive oil

4 burger buns (or lettuce wraps for low carb/gluten free option)

Garlic Aioli

Romaine lettuce

1 large tomato, (thinly sliced)

1 medium red onion, (thinly sliced)


Make the chicken patty mixture. In a medium mixing bowl, add the ground chicken, 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs, Greek yogurt, onion, Italian seasoning, and Urfa Biber (or red pepper flakes). Add a drizzle of olive oil (about 1 tablespoon) and use your hands to mix well (use gloves, or wash your hands very well afterwards).

Bread the chicken patties. Spread the remaining 1/4 cup of bread crumbs on a plate. Divide the chicken mixture into 4 large meatballs and gently roll each one in the bread crumbs. Gently press with your palms to flatten into about 3/4-inch thick chicken patties.

Pan-sear the chicken patties. Brush the bottom of a large cast iron skillet or grill pan with a thin layer of olive oil (about 2 teaspoons) and set over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, arrange the patties in the skillet without touching. Cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes, then flip and cook for until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Build the chicken burgers. Start by spreading a thin layer of garlic aioli on the buns. Add the chicken patties, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. Serve immediately.


Serving Size



314.5 kcal

Total Fat

11.1 g

Saturated Fat

3.1 g

Unsaturated Fat

6.9 g

Trans Fat

0.1 g


97.7 mg


285.9 mg

Total Carbohydrate

28.6 g

Dietary Fiber

2.4 g

Total Sugars

6.4 g


25.3 g

4 servings


15 minutes

active time

22 minutes

total time
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