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Make These Greek-Inspired Chicken Burgers For Dinner This Week

Eliza Sullivan
July 8, 2020
Eliza Sullivan
mbg Nutrition & Health Writer
By Eliza Sullivan
mbg Nutrition & Health Writer
Eliza Sullivan is a food writer and SEO editor at mindbodygreen. She writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She studied journalism at Boston University.
Chicken Burgers
Image by Megan Olson
July 8, 2020
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Burgers aren't limited to beef, black bean, or Beyond. In fact, you can make a burger from just about anything.

These simple oven-baked chicken burgers take their flavor cues from the Mediterranean—Greece, specifically—and are best served with tzatziki and lettuce wraps.

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most popular healthy eating plans for a reason. With benefits like increased longevity and promoting a healthy metabolism, it's no wonder that so many people opt for it.

If you're thinking about trying the Mediterranean diet, this simple recipe may be a perfect place to start.

Greek Chicken Burgers With Tzatziki

Serves 4


For the tzatziki

  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh dill
  • ½ tsp. minced garlic

For the burgers

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup thawed frozen spinach
  • ¼ cup diced roasted red bell peppers
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Salt, as needed
  • Black pepper, as needed
  • For serving: vegetables or lettuce wraps


  1. To make the Greek yogurt tzatziki, mix together the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, dill, and garlic in a medium bowl. Place the tzatziki in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the burgers.
  2. To make the burgers, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, oil, onion, spinach, red bell peppers, feta, garlic, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
  4. Divide the meat into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a burger and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake the burgers for 25 minutes. Increase the oven's temperature to a high broil. Broil for 5 minutes to make the burgers crispy.
  6. Remove the burgers from the oven and serve them with the vegetables or in lettuce wraps with the tzatziki sauce on top.
Reprinted with permission from The Low-Calorie Cookbook by Megan Olson, Page Street Publishing Co., 2020. Photo credit: Megan Olson.
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Eliza Sullivan
mbg Nutrition & Health Writer

Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine,, and SUITCASE magazine.