There's just something about them that make people smile. But burgers don't just have to be a slab of meat on a bun. When I make mine, I like to grab some spices from the spice drawer and have the kids cut a handful of fresh herbs from our garden in order to come up with a mixture that will really jazz things up.
By incorporating some curry, garlic powder, fresh parsley and mint into the ground chicken and sauce, you give the ordinary burger a huge burst of unforgettable flavors. The best part is that you don't need to wait for your summertime grill to enjoy these burgers. They're beyond easy to make in a sauté pan any time of year.
Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers- Spice it up! (4)
- 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided
- 1 Small Onion, diced
- 1 pound ground chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
- 2 persian cucumbers, peeled, grated & strained
- pinch of salt
Preparation1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and sauté onions for 4 minutes until tender and set aside to cool.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sautéed onions, ground chicken, salt, parsley, garlic and curry powder. Evenly divide mixture and shape into flour patties.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the yogurt, mint, cucumber and salt to make the sauce.
4. Heat the remaining tbsp of oil in a pan and cook patties for 2-3 minutes on each side.
5. Place burgers on buns and top with yogurt sauce and desired accompaniments.
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