Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers

makes 4-6 burgers (depending on size)

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoon coriander
¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 ½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 pound ground chicken
¼ cup plain yogurt

Burger Fixings:
4 burger buns
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
lettuce
sliced provolone cheese (or you can use your preference)

Heat oil in skillet. Add onion, cinnamon, coriander, red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add the garlic and parsley. Cook until fragrant, approximately 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool. As the mixture cools, season the ground chicken with salt and pepper. Add the ground chicken and yogurt to the bowl with the mixture. Stir until chicken, yogurt and onion are all combined. Shape into four ½ inch patties (I usually get six patties).

Cook the patties in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Approximately 5 minutes per side. Set the burgers aside, once done cooking them all, and top with fixings of your choice.


adapted from Food Network Kitchens