Greek Chicken Burgers with Zucchini Chips

I love my burgers with a little crunch, a lot of flavor, and even more cheese!  


I've never been to Greece, and they probably don't make burgers, but if they did, this is how I imagined them.

First, you make some zucchini chips.  Crunchy, salty, and good for your bones.



Then you start with a nice whole wheat grilled bun.  Just check out those buns!


Top with some fresh, crunchy lettuce.


Then add some tangy, creamy cucumber dill raita sauce.  


Top with a chicken burger grilled to perfection by your handy dandy Master fire builder.


Add a big fat juicy mater slice. (In Virginia, we can't quite bring ourselves to say the whole word.)


Put a little more raita on the top, for sho.


Then a whole giant handful of feta cheese.  It's Greek.  You have to.


Top with your beautiful, crispy zucchini chips. 


A few more...


Top with your bottom bun's better half.


Squish it all down so you can fit it in your mouth, and go. to. toouuunnn.


Printable Recipe HERE.

Ingredients:

Zucchini Chips:
1 zucchini, sliced very thinly
Cooking spray
Salt and pepper to taste

Raita:

1 medium cucumber, cut into chunks
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon dried dill (or 1 teaspoon fresh dill)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups fat free Chobani Greek yogurt
Salt and pepper to taste

Burgers:
1 lb ground chicken
1 egg
1/2 onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
6-8 whole wheat buns
6-8 lettuce leaves
1 tomato, sliced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (foil did not work very well).  Arrange the sliced zucchini in a single layer on the baking sheet.  Spray the tops with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for about an hour and 20 minutes, and then check the chips.  Bake longer if you prefer them crispier, up to 20 minutes more.

Make the raita:
In a food processor, add the cucumber chunks and garlic.  Turn the processor on low speed and process for about 1 minute.  Drain off any excess water.  Add the dill, lemon juice and yogurt and pulse until everything is combined.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine the ground chicken with the egg, minced onion and garlic, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.  Using your hands, combine all the ingredients but don't over mix.  

When ready to grill the burgers, preheat a grill to medium-high heat.  Grill the burgers for about 8 minutes on each side, until the burgers are firm in the middle and juices run clear.  When the burgers are done, grill the buns for about 1 - 2 minutes.

To assemble, spread some raita sauce on both sides of the bun.  Add a piece of lettuce and tomato, the burger, plenty of zucchini chips, and plenty of feta cheese.  Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Definitely shouldn't have read this first thing in the morning...now my lunch is feeling really inadequate. ;) This looks amazing, Liz! Thanks for sharing.

    Amy @ Chobani

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  2. Except for the dill, this is very similar to something I make! I call them Mediterranean burgers and they are mind blowing, they are sooooo good! I can't make a good zucchini chip though, so I leave that part out! And I've been making my own buns. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

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