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Chicken Zucchini Feta Burgers with Jalapeño Tzatziki

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Carol | From A Chef's Kitchen
Chicken Zucchini Feta Burgers with Jalapeno Tzatziki are a tasty and healthful way to spice up your summer burger routine!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Chill Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Chicken and Turkey
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 609 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken Burgers

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini shredded
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese heaping
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 large cucumber thin strips removed, seeded and diced
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper seeded if desired, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ large lemon juiced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint about a handful
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt

To Finish

  • 6 brioche buns
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Jalapeno slices

Instructions
 

Chicken Burgers

  • Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, reduce heat to medium and cook 7 to 8 minutes or until softened. Add the zucchini and garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until zucchini is softened. Stir in oregano and cayenne pepper.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add feta cheese, salt, black pepper and chicken.
  • Form into 6 even burgers.
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Place burgers on the grill. Grill 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in the center registers 165 degrees.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

To Finish

  • Serve burgers on brioche buns. Toast or grill if desired. Add lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and tzatziki as desired. Devour.

Notes

SUBSTITUTIONS:  Use ground turkey in place of the chicken.
MAKE AHEAD:  Burgers can be assembled up to 12 hours in advance and refrigerated.  Tzatziki can be made 24 hours in advance and refrigerated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 2mg

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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