15 May 2008

Greek Inspired Chicken Burgers

Greek Inspired Chicken Burger
Over the summer months you will probably see many different varieties of chicken burgers on these pages because I barbeque them quite often. Some will be with ground chicken or turkey, but, my favourite way is to keep the boneless breast whole. Chicken burgers are so versatile and lend themselves to a variety of flavourings like all burgers. They are also easy and quick to prepare with little or no cleanup. To me that is the perfect summer meal!!! Today in honour of my blog sister Ivy... who wows us with delicious Greek and Cypriot dishes from Athens... I offer you a Greek inspired chicken burger.



The breast is marinated in a combination of oil and oregano, grilled to perfection and then topped with tzatziki and a mixture of tomatoes, feta and red onion. Here is Ivy's own recipe for tzatziki as well to add that extra bit of authentic touch.

απολαύστε !!Enjoy!

**Greek Inspired Chicken Burgers**

4 chicken breasts, slightly pounded to same thickness

Marinade

1/2 cup (125 ml) olive or canola oil
2 tsp (10 ml) dried oregano
2 tsp (10 ml) red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp (1 ml) salt
1/8 tsp (1 ml) black pepper

Mix all ingredients together, then pour over chicken breast and marinade for 2 hours. Barbecue for 5 minutes per side or until chicken is done.

Tomato and Feta Topping

4 large tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup (50 ml) diced red onion
1 T (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
2 T (30 ml) canola or olive oil
1 T (15 ml) garlic (to taste), crushed
2 T (30 ml) fresh oregano chopped, or 2 tsp dried
1/2 cup (125 ml) crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Spread your favorite bun with some tzatziki, top with some roasted red peppers, some crisp romaine lettuce, and a thick cut red onion slice. Add the chicken breast and top with the feta and tomato mixture.

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34 comments:

  1. Oh, this looks amazing. I'll have to check out your other awardees. I'm already a huge fan of Marye's. I think she's single-handedly teaching me to bake!

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  2. Ya know, McD's in Greece has to tinker with their menu to get the Greeks to eat their food. This burger would be a great fast food option in Greece. Val, open up beside McD's and put'em out of biz!

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  3. Congratulations on the award Val and I totally agree about Ivy...she really brings a lot of wonderful recipes to the foodie blogosphere. And your tribute burgers are just perfect!

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  4. That topping sounds amazing! Looks great too!

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  5. Val, Do you have any idea how good this looks?? Who needs beef!

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  6. Thats a yummy looking burger.Perfect for summer .

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  7. That burger looks good amazing -- love the combination of chicken and feta.

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  8. You know we all love your blog this much.........
    You know, I hate people who claim they can make a healthy burger and then it looks so horrible and inedible. I am awarding you...Queen of the healthy burger. I agree with Peter - put MC out of business.

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  9. Congratulations on your very well deserved award, my dear! You can guarantee I'll be making your delicious burgers soon! They sound just scrumptious! And you know how much we like our chicken burgers at the canaryhouse. :D

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  10. The burger looks wonderful. I haven't had any homemade burgers in ages.

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  11. mmm...greek flavors are absolutely some of my favorites, and i love a good chicken burger, sometimes more than a beef burger. but keep that quiet, would ya? my cattle-farming uncle would have a fit. :)

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  12. Yum. I love grilled burgers of all kinds. This greek style chicken burger looks great, especially with the tzatziki.

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  13. We all love Ivy, how could you not?? Hehehe. And I love chicken burgers. This is definitely one I want to try once I get my grill. Yummy!

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  14. Aw wow thank you!!! :) How sweet of you. Sorry I've been been quite behind in visiting blogs recently. In a week I will be free!

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  15. Grilled chicken is a big staple in my house. I like this variation a lot.

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  16. Sandie (Inn Cuisine)May 16, 2008

    Grilled chicken sandwiches are my personal favorite and this Greek inspired version only makes it that much more intriguing!

    Congratulations on your award, I'll be sure to check out Kopiaste soon. Thanks for the tip!

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  17. Wow, thanks so much - I'll try and pass it on soon!

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  18. Oh Val that looks so good. I am not a huge fan of ground chicken but I love chicken breast! I can't wait to eat this burger!

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  19. Love this Vall, look really amazing and yummy!!! aahh! delicious, the childs really will love it! xxGloria

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  20. Val, your burger is perfect and healthy and juicy. Yummy, I am drooling. Wish I had one right now as I'm starving with this diet. Thanks very much for your kind words and I know that they come from your heart.

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  21. Jen: Please do take a look at the other blogs. They are well worth a visit
    Peter: In Greece I found they offered Greek salad and tzatziki on the menu at mcD's and their fries were cooked in olive oil. As far as fries go it seeme3d that in all restaurants they had delicious fries wherever I went that would rival the best anywhere!!!
    Peter G: It had to be a Greek tribute to Ivy
    HoneyB: Thank you
    Marie: I agree who needs beef, but it is OK once in a while!!!
    Glamah & Lydia: Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nina: Thanks for awarding me Queen of the Healthy Burger:D
    Nikki: I'll look forward to what you have in mind for chicken burgers!!!
    Sylvie: Thank you!
    Grace:It's our little secret:D
    Parker: Thank you
    Ben: Better get that grill soon even a hibachi will do!!!!
    Ashley: It will be nice to be free!
    Shortie, Sandie & Nic: Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment
    Judy: I love a good chicken breast burger
    Gloria: I hope your kids will like it:D
    Ivy: As always...we love you this much--------------------------------------------------------------

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  22. ahh...Valli....Thank you.
    Your food always looks amazing and this is no different!

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  23. Now there is a yummy looking summer sandwich! How refreshing!
    Congrats on your award! You definately deserve it!

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  24. These look just delicious and your blog is wonderful!

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  25. I'm so ready for grilling. Greek inspired burgers are my favorite.

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  26. This Chicken burger looks just great. Personally, I prefer my burgers beef but I must say that this looks rather lovely!

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  27. I love chicken burgers, too! Great summertime dinner. This Greek take on a chicken burger looks like a keeper recipe.

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  28. That sure is a purdy picture. The burgers look delicious.

    Congrats on the award!!

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  29. Chicken burgers with tomato and feta sauce. These sound great!

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  30. That is one sexy burger. Bring on the summer!

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  31. I am a big chicken burger fan too! I really like the tomato and feta topping. I'm going to give it a try.

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  32. Congrats 'dear' Val on this award!! Lovely chicken burgers too sweetie!

    Rosie x

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  33. You deserve this award so much Val♥
    I do love you t♥♥

    Nice burger and nice presentation :D

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  34. Big congrats on your award! And the chicken "boi-gah" looks completely delicious. We experimented with some Greek inspired sliders a couple of months ago and really enjoyed them, but they were made with lamb. I'd love to try the chicken!

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Val

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