Greek Chicken Burgers (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP)
These Greek Chicken Burgers are paleo, Whole30, Keto, and AIP! They’re topped with dairy-free tzatziki and feature traditional Greek-inspired flavors.
Greek Chicken Burgers
I’m not of Greek descent, but I’m obsessed with Greek food! Those fresh, Mediterranean flavors are always delicious, and I will never turn down a Greek-inspired dish. Not only does it taste incredible, but they’re really all pretty healthy. Olive oil, fresh herbs, tons of veggies, and delicious proteins like lamb and chicken… sign me up! I got a craving for some Greek food recently and decided to try it in burger form with these Greek Chicken Burgers!
What makes these burgers special is that they’re free of any flour, eggs, or filler ingredients. They’re paleo, Whole30, AIP, and even great for keto. It’s great as a burger bowl, or in between some butterleaf lettuce as a bun!
The Ingredients for the Greek Chicken Burger
- Ground chicken. If you can’t find ground chicken at the butcher counter, you can also use a food processor to grind your own at home. Or, you can just use ground turkey!
- Zucchini. The zucchini is shredded (you can use a food processor or a grater) and the excess water is removed.
- Red onion. This adds a lot of zest and flavor to the burger.
- Coconut flour. This acts as a binder in the burger. Technically, you could use other flours like almond flour if you tolerate nuts, or you could experiment with leaving it out.
- Lemon. This is used in both the burger and the tzatziki.
- Garlic, dill, and parsley.
- Coconut yogurt. This is the tzatziki base. You could use regular greek yogurt if you tolerate dairy. I would recommend the brand co yo for dairy-free or make your own at home.
- Cucumber. Another hidden veggie inside the tzatziki sauce!
How to make Greek Chicken Burgers
- Prepare grill for burgers. Prepare either a grill or a grill pan and set to high heat.
- Mix up the burger ingredients. Combine the ground chicken with seasonings, zucchini, red onion, coconut flour, lemon juice, and coconut oil.
- Form the burger patties. Form the chicken into 4-5 burgers, evenly portioned.
- Grill the burgers. Cook the burgers on the grill surface until the internal temperature reaches 165 F.
- Prepare tzatziki. Combine all of the tzatziki sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add more salt to taste.
- Top burgers with toppings and enjoy! Top with tzatziki and serve in lettuce cups like a bun, or enjoy the burgers on their own in a burger bowl.
What can I serve these with?
Can you freeze these burgers?
Yes! They should keep well in the freezer for 2-3 months. I would freeze them fully cooked and then thaw and reheat them in the oven.
How do you store these?
You can store them in glass containers in the fridge for 2-3 days. I recommend storing the sauce and toppings separately so that nothing gets soggy.
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For the burger
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 cup shredded zucchini, with excess water squeezed out
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 2 tsp dried dill
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil (and extra for frying)
For the tzatziki
For the burger
- Prepare either a grill or a grill pan and set to high heat. Add coconut oil to the grill pan if using.
- Mix the ground chicken with the seasonings, zucchini, red onion, coconut flour, lemon juice, and coconut oil until well combined.
- Form the chicken into 4-5 burgers, evenly portioned.
- Grill the burgers on the grill surface (using extra coconut oil if frying) for about 5 minutes on each side, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
- Top with optional tzatziki and serve in lettuce cups like a bun, or enjoy the burgers on their own in a burger bowl
For the tzatziki
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add more salt to taste.
All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: Greek
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 241
- Fat: 11.1g
- Carbohydrates: 7.9g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Protein: 26.9g
Keywords: burger, greek burger
Recipe by Michelle, Unbound Wellness. Photos by Eat Love Eats
This post was originally published in 2018 and was updated in 2021.