Leaving On a Jet Plane | Chicken, Spinach, and Feta Burgers

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

I’m standing here outside your door (well, I’m actually sitting at my computer)…

I hate to wake you up to say goodbye (but hopefully I’m not waking you, and you’re reading this when it’s convenient for you)…

But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn (almost)…

The taxi’s waiting, he’s blowin’ his horn (actually, my mom is picking me up and driving me to the airport)…

Already I’m so lonesome I could die (not really)…I’m pretty excited to visit my BFF in the Big Apple!

I’m leavin’ on a jet plane…

Don’t know when I’ll be back again (next week)…

Oh babe, I hate to go…(like I said, I’m pretty excited)…

You get the drift. I’m blowin’ this popsicle stand! But before I go, I wanted to share a recipe for some mega delicious and simple chicken burgers that I made last week. They were a huge hit with my dinner guest, and I will definitely be making them again and again this summer. I cooked these up on my little countertop grill, but if you’re lucky enough to own a barbecue, get on out there and grill these pups over an open flame. Serve ’em up with homemade fries (potatoes cut into wedges, tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper, and baked at 400ยฐF for about 35-40 minutes) and a salad, and you’ve got yourself a rather spectacular spring/summer meal.

Chicken, Spinach, and Feta Burgersย (adapted from Kitchen Parade)

1 pound ground chicken

6 ounces fresh spinach

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoons bread crumbs (I used Panko)

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

Fresh buns

For toppings: tzatziki sauce, sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes

Rinse the spinach leaves in a colander, then place in a bowl in the microwave and cook on high until tender, for about a minute. Let cool, then roughly chop. You could also use frozen spinach that has been thawed and drained.

Combine the spinach, feta, bread crumbs, garlic powder, basil, salt and pepper and mix well. Gently stir in the chicken and form into five burgers (about half an inch thick).ย Heat a grill pan on medium high, spray with non-stick spray. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side, or until done. My highly technical method involves cutting into one of the burgers to determine if it’s cooked through. But if you want to get all fancy, go ahead and use a meat thermometer.

To assemble, grab a bun (I toasted mine slightly under the broiler), grab a burger, and pile high with a generous dollop of tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Seriously, those are the only toppings you’ll need.

Enjoy friends, and have a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. I hope you enjoy! These burgers look absolutely mouth watering – what a fantastic leaving present to us all ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Delicious burgers! Have a nice time!

  3. Yum! Looks delicious. Have a great trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Have fun in NY! Burgers look yummy too, by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Love all the ingredients in these burgers, I will make them for a dinner night next week!

  6. I mean Tzatziki makes everything so incredibly tasty. Safe travels, I’m totally making this while you’re gone

  7. These look amazing!
    Better than Mcdonald’s

  8. These sound delicious! Have a great trip!

  9. Yum! I love greek flavors, these look great! I’ve been following your trip on instagram, it looks like you’re having the best time! safe travels!

  10. HAHAHAHA – you’re hilarious. HIL-AR-IOUS…

    also, burgers look great ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. great burger! i love tzatziki

  12. These look amazing! I love tzatziki sauce, as does my mom, so I know these would be a hit in my family. They sound absolutely wonderful, so i’m sure these will be made this summer!

  13. i love the combination of flavors in these ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great post! I didn’t read the recipe all the way through and just baked them in a glass casserole dish rather than fried them – it worked well except that they shrank quite a bit!

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