Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers- Spice it up!


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.

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Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers- Spice it up! (4)

Prep Time: 6 mins Cook Time: 6 mins

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 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
  • sauce:
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 persian cucumbers, peeled, grated & strained
  • pinch of kosher salt


1. 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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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.