GREEK CHICKEN BURGERS

Burgers are always a crowd favourite, especially when you can put them together yourself and make them to your liking.  These burgers are made with a twist and are easy on the waistline. The hidden vegetables in the chicken mince not only add to flavour to the patties, but also are a sure way of adding extra nutrients to your meal.  The yogurt dressing and haloumi help create the delicious balance of salt and tang.  You’ll be scraping the plate for leftovers!   


Serves: 8

Prep time: 45 minutes  Cook time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

 

INGREDIENTS

Burgers

  • Chicken patties
  • 1kg chicken mince
  • 1 block haloumi, thickly sliced
  • 1 carrot, grated  
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 tbsp continental parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ brown onion, finely diced
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ¼ tsp mixed spice  
  • ½ tsp salt  
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 eggplant, sliced into rounds 1cm thick
  • 2 capsicum, slice lengthways, core removed
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 250g baby spinach
  • 8 seeded round bread roll buns, sliced in half

Yogurt dressing

  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • Salt and pepper to season

Sweet potato chips

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and switch your BBQ on to a medium heat.

  2. Add all the ingredients for the patties to a mixing bowl and use your hands to combine the mixture, roll into approximately 8 large patties.

  3. On an oven tray lined with baking paper, evenly space out the sweet potato chips, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pop into the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. Brush or spray the BBQ with oil and cook the patties for approximately 10 minute on each side.

  5. Add the sliced eggplant and capsicum to the BBQ, cooking for around  5 minutes.  Remove the vegetables from the BBQ once softened.  

  6. Add the haloumi to the BBQ, cooking for about  2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. .

  7. Once the patties are cooked through, remove from the BBQ and replace with the bread rolls to lightly toast.  Place the vegetable, haloumi and vegetables, with the tomato and spinach, on a serving plate.

  8. Construct your burger and enjoy!