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Looking for the perfect chicken burger recipe? These Chicken Feta Burgers with roasted garlic and spinach are one of my all-time favourite recipes because they are so juicy, healthy and loaded with Greek flavours!  Quick and easy to prep, serve these burgers up at your next gathering and everyone will be requesting the recipe — guaranteed! {Low carb & gluten-free}

There’s something about the smell of garlic roasting in the oven that just makes me so hungry! And then when you add the taste of oozy cheese, it’s just straight up hard to resist.

I introduce you to one of my favourite burgers with just the right combination of roasted garlic and melty cheese…these Chicken Feta Burgers.

I originally made these for Father’s day one year and they were a huge hit, so I thought I would bring this famous recipe out again just in time for BBQ season.

I swear, you don’t even miss the beef with all of the other amazing flavours happening in this burger.

Be sure to also check out my pesto chicken burgers and chicken caprese burgers for more healthier options this summer!

Why These Chicken Feta Burgers Are So Good!

  • Healthy: The amazing thing about these burgers is that they also incorporate spinach, which not only adds moisture but also an extra dose of nutrients like fibre, vitamin K and folate! AND they’re made with extra lean ground chicken, so they’re lower in saturated fat than your typical burger.
  • Quick and easy: These Greek chicken burgers come together so easily, it takes about 5 minutes to make and form the patties, then it’s just a case of grilling them.
  • Easy to cook: You can cook these patties on your outdoor grill, stovetop or oven, making them a great burger to enjoy all year round!
  • Gluten-free: These spinach and feta chicken patties are made without breadcrumbs, which is a good alternative if you require a gluten-free option.
  • Low carb: Each burger patty contains 2 grams of carbs, so great if you are looking for a lower carb option or following a keto lifestyle.

How to Make Chicken Feta Burgers

Gather your ingredients. Roast the garlic and wilt the spinach in a skillet.

Roughly chop the spinach and the garlic.

Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and combine.

Form the mixture into 5 burger patties that are at least ¾ of an inch thick and place on a parchment lined baking sheet until ready to grill.

Place on an oiled, pre-heated grill and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Serve the burgers on a bun, salad or lettuce wrap. Garnish and serve!

Can these burgers be made on stovetop or in the oven?

Yes! If you don’t have an outdoor grill, or the weather isn’t optimal for grilling, don’t fret! You can easily cook these burgers in your kitchen.

To make on stovetop: Preheat a grill pan or skillet on a medium high heat and add tablespoon of oil. Once hot, add the patties to the pan, taking care not to overcrowd them. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through.

To make in oven: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place burgers on a greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.

Favourite toppings

These patties are delicious by themselves, but you can also serve them up in a lettuce wrap for a gluten-free and lower carb dinner.

When making them as burgers, I recommend using a whole grain bun and topping it up with some avocado, additional feta, tomato slices, red onion and arugula. You can also use ketchup, mayo or mustard for your sauces, or sub in tzatziki to give it more of a Greek flair.

Can you make chicken burgers ahead of time?

Definitely! If you are planning a large cookout, these chicken burgers are a great way to get ahead on your prep!

To make ahead: You can mix together the burger ingredients and keep covered in the fridge for up to a day ahead of cooking. Similarly, you can form the patties and keep them in an airtight container with the layers separated by parchment paper.

Storage & Reheating Guidelines

Leftover cooked burgers will keep in the fridge for up to four days and can be reheated in the oven, microwave or on the stove top.

Can you freeze them?

You can freeze these burgers either from a raw or cooked state. If cooking from an uncooked frozen state, place on the grill and cook until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Defrost frozen cooked burgers in the fridge overnight before reheating.

Uncooked patties will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Freeze the burgers on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Thaw in the fridge before grilling.

Serving suggestions

These burgers are both perfect for an easy family weeknight meal, or if you are planning to serve them to guests with all of your favorite summer sides.

They pair especially well with the following recipes:

  • Curly Sweet Potato Fries
  • Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad
  • Healthy Pasta Salad
  • Greek Quinoa Salad
  • Roasted Beet & Carrot Kale Salad
  • Grilled Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Recipe Tips:

  • Use frozen spinach cubes to simplify recipe. Simply defrost six frozen spinach cubes in the fridge overnight or in the microwave, draining any additional water. Add to chicken burger mixture and combine.
  • Roast garlic in advance to save time when preparing recipe.
  • Mix burger mixture with hands to ensure ingredients are well incorporated. You can coat your hands in olive oil to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  • Don’t over mix, as it may cause the burgers to dry out. Instead, mix until just combined, and then form into patties.
  • Make a thumbprint in the middle of the each patty to keep the burgers from puffing up on the grill.
  • To help the burgers stay together on the grill, you may wish to freeze the patties for 20-30 minutes to help them firm up. I’ve never had an issue with them falling apart on the grill, but it can be a helpful tip if you want to take extra precaution before grilling.

More Easy and Healthy Burger Recipes

  • Pesto Chicken Burgers
  • Best Black Bean Burgers
  • Avocado Jalapeno Burgers
  • Lemon Falafel Burgers with Greek Yogurt Tahini Spread
  • Zesty Zucchini Turkey Burgers

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Chicken Feta Burgers

Looking for the perfect chicken burger recipe? These Chicken Feta Burgers with roasted garlic and spinach are one of my all-time favourite recipes because they are so juicy, healthy and flavourful! Serve these burgers up at your next gathering and everyone will be requesting the recipe — guaranteed!

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5 burgers
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Elysia

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces baby spinach* or sub in thawed frozen spinach cubes
  • 5 cloves roasted garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs extra-lean ground chicken
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place garlic cloves in a baking dish and drizzle olive oil over cloves. Roast in oven for about 10 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in large frying pan over medium high heat. Add spinach to pan and toss frequently until wilted, about 4-5 minutes. Use the tongs to gently transfer the spinach to a colander. Squeeze the water out of the spinach and let it rest until room-temperature.
  • Roughly chop the wilted spinach and garlic so that you can more easily mix them in with the ground chicken. Add it to a mixing bowl with the chicken, feta, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Gently, but thoroughly, mix everything together until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed. Form into 5 burger patties that are at least ¾ of an inch thick.**
  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Soak a wadded paper towel generously with olive oil and use tongs to rub it over the clean grill grates, heavily oiling them. Ease the burger patties onto the grill and do not move them for 5-6 minutes. Flip the burgers and let them continue to cook for another 5-6 minutes, or until the burgers release from the grill and the interior temperature of the thickest part of the burgers reaches 165°F. Transfer the burgers to a clean plate.
  • Serve the burgers on a bun, salad or lettuce wrap. Garnish and serve!

Notes

  • Use frozen spinach cubes to simplify recipe. Simply defrost 6 frozen spinach cubes in fridge overnight or in microwave and strain any additional water. Add to chicken burger mixture and combine.
  • Roast garlic in advance to save time when preparing recipe.
  • Mix burger mixture with hands to ensure ingredients are well incorporated. You can coat your hands in olive oil to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  • Don’t over mix, as it may cause the burgers to dry out. Instead, mix until just combined, and then form into patties
  • Make a thumbprint in the middle of the each patty to keep the burgers from puffing up on the grill.
  • To help the burgers stay together on the grill, you may wish to freeze the patties for 20-30 minutes to help them firm up. I’ve never had an issue with them falling apart on the grill, but it can be a helpful tip if you want to take extra precaution before grilling.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 736mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg
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This recipe was originally published in May 2015 and was updated in July 2020 to include better photos and tips!

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