Introduction: Greek Chicken Burger With a Blueberry Compote

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Thing’s You’ll Need

  • Ground chicken
  • Chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • Pine nuts
  • Feta cheese
  • Brown onion
  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • Fresh roll

Tzatziki Sauce

  • Plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • Sour cream
  • Minced garlic
  • Diced and seeded cucumber
  • Olive oil
  • White vinegar
  • Diced scallions
  • Sea salt
  • White pepper

Blueberry Compote

  • Blueberry preserves
  • Hot crushed peppers
  • Minced Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • White sugar
  • Sea Salt
  • Garlic Powder

Step 1: Tzatziki Sauce

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Tip #1 Try incorporating different elements into your meals; texture, sweet and savory!

First make the sauces. For the tzatziki sauce combine equal parts sour cream and yogurt. In a separate bowl mix together olive oil with a dash of white vinegar and a good amount of garlic. Add in olive oil mixture as well as cucumbers and scallions. Season with salt and white pepper, mix it all up, cover it, and set it in the fridge to chill before use.

Step 2: Blueberry Compote

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On to the next one…

Start by placing 2 tablespoons of olive oil and apple cider vinegar into a pot on medium heat. Next add in a generous amount of garlic. Let it cook out for a few minutes making sure that the garlic does not burn. Now add in about 4 tablespoons of the jarred crushed hot peppers, and a 1/2 cup of blueberry preserves. Stir and let it simmer until preserves liquefy. Now add in white sugar, sea salt, and garlic powder according to taste. Once compote has reduced down to a nice syrupy texture, remove from heat place into a container and let it chill until use.

Step 3: Forming Patties

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Tip #2 When making sauces it is important to taste prior to seasoning!

Now lets from the patties. Take the ground chicken and place into large bowl. Add in chopped spinach, feta, and pine nuts..season with salt and pepper (The amounts that you add in to the patties are completely up to you….be the judge). Now incorporate all the ingredients being careful not to overwork the poultry, and form into a large ball. Separate into smaller balls and press into equal size patties separated by pieces of wax paper. Judge chicken patties size on the size of the roll you are using, keeping in mind that they will shrink a bit. Place into freezer for at least 15-20 minutes before grilling.

Step 4: Grilling

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Tip #3 Chilling the patties before use prevents them from falling apart.

Take the brown onion and slice into sections about a half inch thick. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with garlic powder and sea salt. Also brush each half of the rolls with olive oil before toasting. Preheat the grill and place chicken patties on one side and carefully place onion slices on the other. After about 5-10 minutes flip chicken patties and onions. Top the patties with feta cheese, cover grill, and let it melt for about 5 more minutes. For the last few minutes place buns onto the grill to toast making sure they do not burn.

Step 5: Assembly!

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Tip #4 Plating is important! Nobody like to each something that looks gross!

Lets assemble. Take the bottom half of roll and cover with tzatziki sauce and shredded romaine lettuce. Next add on the chicken patties and slather with the blueberry compote. Top it off with some grilled onion slices and voila you just created a stunner!

Step 6: Suggestions

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Suggestions:

  • Try making compotes out of other fruit preserves as well! Strawberry would taste great on this recipe.
  • Low cost and definitely will impress at any dinner party.
  • If you love nuts, top it off with some chopped pine nuts!

***For this recipe and more like it check out my food blog at everythingbutfish.wix.com/etbf

Comments

lucidpsycho (author)2015-03-04

my greek friend Miltiadis says it's not greek if it has lettuce, it's greek if it has cucumber and olive oil!

fbenson (author)2014-08-01

another idea would be to make them "meatballs" and serve on a bed of lettuce, topped with pilaf, the compote and sauce!

That sounds amazing!

joshpancooking (author)2014-07-27

Just looking at this burger makes me hungry.

agis68 (author)2014-07-20

dude i am Greek.....This food is nice and tasteful but hey this ain't Greek in any sense....Its a kind of burger you can have in American chain burger restaurants (friday's etc). Please don't name it Greek at all

spark master (author)agis682014-07-21

As an Eyetalian ' Merican I agree with the cooping of words to sell stuff. The Word Italian is used on food so crappy it should be illegal, as it would make me nauseous.

So use Mozzerella and add basil and call it an Eyetalian burger. My friends mom in Astoria (years and years ago) made stuffed cabbage with same ingredients (she mixed pork and beef, no lamb), spinach and feta and called it Greek stuffed cabbage. She made a simple tomato sauce for it, served it with rice. No fruited hot sauce though. You would not argue with her unless you spoke Greek. I had it once pretty tasty as was most of her food!

Everythingbutfish (author)agis682014-07-21

It's my recipe so I will call it what I wish. Have a great day.

spark master (author)2014-07-21

mmmmmmm oooo aaah tasty!

billbillt (author)2014-07-20

double plus good.....

jhawkins14 (author)2014-07-19

Looks great. Will have to try this!

kd0afk (author)2014-07-18

there is a company that makes a chopped sweet and hot pepper condiment. that might be good for those who don't like so much hot

nwilson22 (author)2014-07-17

Looks good

jessyratfink (author)2014-07-16

That looks amazing - I'm really interested to try this! The combination sounds crazy but like it would work really well :D

You have to try it! It really all comes together well! Let me know!

johnstat000 (author)2014-07-17

Mmmmm! Reminds me of a Cranberry compote my family and I have at Thanksgiving with Turkey. And I haven't eaten breakfast yet...

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