Greek Chicken Burgers with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce

Greek Chicken Burgers with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce

I love this healthy recipe for burgers with lots of flavor and a twist on the traditional. These would make a great summer luncheon feature as well as something different and healthy for a family dinner. The suggested wine pairing of the Mariana Vineyard 2016 Verdelho just makes my mouth water as the crisp citrus and fruity characters will cut through the creamy yogurt and mayonnaise sauce to blend all the flavors impeccably.

Greek Chicken Burgers with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain low fat Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Lemon & Pepper Seasoning (divided)
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger rolls (toasted)
  • 4 leaves green leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato (sliced)
  • 8 thin slices cucumber
  1. Mix mayonnaise, yogurt and 1 teaspoon of the Seasoning in small bowl until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Mix ground chicken, feta cheese, onion, garlic powder, oregano and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons Seasoning in large bowl until well blended. Shape into 4 patties.

  3. Grill burgers over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F).

  4. Serve burgers on toasted rolls topped with the yogurt sauce, lettuce and tomato and cucumber slices.

This delicious recipe for Greek Chicken Burgers with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce pairs perfectly with the Mariana Vineyard 2016 Verdelho.

Our Mariana Vineyard 2016 Verdelho comes from South Eastern Australia. This wine has intense aromas of lemon, lychee and apricot. There is a firm attack in the mouth with citrus aromas. After this initial attack, mango and pineapple appear toward the finish. This is a crisp, aromatic wine with good acidity in the finish.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi,

    Nice recipe there! I want to know if I can still enjoy the Greek Chicken Burgers with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce without including a medium sized tomato? I don’t really like tomatoes.


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