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Spinach/Feta & Buffalo Chicken Burgers

The sun is trying to peek out today and I am hoping it does. I always feel more productive when the weather is nice outside. Last night we wanted to whip up something quick and healthy so we had some ground chicken in the freezer and decided to make homemade chicken burgers. I love a tasty beef burger, but sometimes steering away from red meat during the week is good.

I figured I'd try a Greek spinach and feta burger and also spice things up with a buffalo chicken version as well. These were pretty simple to make and I prefer making them ourselves rather than buying them already prepared. This way, I can add more spinach if I like and even make my buffalo burgers a bit more spicy. We like it hot! Here is what you'll need for your burgers.

Greek Spinach & Feta Burger Ingredients
-ground chicken
-1/2 onion
-1 package of chopped frozen spinach
-garlic powder
-garlic salt
-black pepper
-feta cheese
-1/2 cup of bread crumb, add as needed

Buffalo Chicken Burger Ingredients
-ground chicken
-1/2 onion
-garlic powder
-garlic salt
-black pepper
-hot sauce
-crushed red pepper flakes
-chili powder
-1/2 cup of bread crumb, add as needed

Chop your onion super fine and split between the two mixtures. Mix all of your ingredients for each in separate bowls. I don't typically measure my spices, so just be sure to eye it depending on which seasonings you like more or less of typically. Add bread crumb as needed to make sure your mixture isn't too wet and you are able to easily shape into patties without stickiness. For your spinach/feta burgers, make sure to squeeze all of the access water out of your spinach before adding into the mixture. Once all ingredients are combined, begin to shape your patties. I was able to make six burgers (three of each) from a little less than 2lbs of ground chicken. I used my burger press for a few patties, but the remaining I molded by rolling into meatballs and flattening out. I like to use parchment paper to lay my burgers on. Whichever I have left over, I wrap up in the remaining parchment, foil and freeze.

Once your patties are made, preheat your oven on 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and bake your burgers for about 25 minutes flipping half way through. I like for my burgers to get a nice browning to them. Feel free to fire up the grill and grill them as well! These burgers are so flavorful and a great light summer meal. We always go bunless, so we like to prepare a simple and refreshing salad to throw them on top of.

John and I love having a variety of oils and vinegars in the house. We visit one of our favorite oil and balsamic shops about every month or so to restock on our favorites and to see what new flavors they have in, depending on the season. We discovered this amazing Sicilian lemon balsamic vinegar that we toss our salads in. It has the most amazing taste. We drizzle a bit on our veggies, add a bit of extra virgin olive and serve up. It saves a ton of time juicing lemons for dressings and it is by far the most delicious tasting balsamic I have ever had! Here is a link to the Amazing Olive Shop. They sell all of their products online and they even make cute housewarming gifts.

Tonight we are making Cuban style roast pork with potatoes and onions! This is one of my favorite dishes and my family and I have been eating it since I was a little girl. Pork is probably one of my favorite meats and I absolutely love cooking it and continuing to use my family recipes in my own home. Recipe to come later this week. I hope you are all having a fabulous Thursday. The weekend is so close. Happy cooking :)


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