mediterranean chicken burgers

I seem to recall a cute little saying in elementary school, “April showers bring May flowers!”

Was that just a way to make children growing up in Syracuse, NY feel better about the fact that even once it stops snowing, the weather is still going to be crappy for a few more weeks?

Is there a catchy rhyme for Baltimore children (and adults) when it rains every day in May?

I wanted to make a light and healthy burger to put me in summer grilling mood. I considered making these chicken meatballs or even a chicken meatloaf, but no. Gotta get the grill marks.

Of course, I used a grill pan on the stove and not the actual grill because again, it’s raining.

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Mediterranean Chicken Burgers

1 lb ground chicken

1/4 cup crumbled feta

1/2 cup chopped spinach

2-3 grilled marinated artichoke hearts, chopped

1/4 cup chopped red onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper

plain Greek yogurt and chopped chives, for topping (optional)

Combine everything until just combined. You don’t want to overwork the meat.

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Form into 4 patties with a slight indentation in the center. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side until completely cooked through. No such thing as “medium rare” when we’re playing with chicken.

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You may have noticed that this flavor combo is a favorite of mine. If you want to add olives or take out the feta or throw in some dill- do it!

You can even swap out the chicken out for turkey, or lamb!

Damn, I should have used lamb.

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There’s my rhyme!

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