When you’re craving a juicy hamburger, but want to keep it low carb and a little lower in fat, reach for these yummy Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers (aka patties) instead!
This is a Chicken Feta Spinach Patty recipe community member, Judy H., was inspired to create from scratch after reading another member’s post about her patties from her local butcher.
Spinach Feta Chicken Burgers Ingredients
If you couldn’t tell by the name of this recipe, the two main stars of this recipe are both spinach and feta!
You’ll use an egg to bind the chicken along with the other ingredients.
The main key ingredient besides chicken is spinach! It add a nice touch of fiber to your burgers so you stay fuller longer.
Try to use fresh spinach if possible so you can take advantage of all the nutrients of this delicious food!
If you opt for frozen spinach, make sure it’s fully thawed before using it.
In addition to thawing out the frozen spinach, make the majority of the liquid is squeezed out of the spinach or your burger patties will be mushy and won’t hold their form.
An easy way to do this is to place your thawed spinach in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze the heck out of it over the sink.
The second star of the recipe is feta cheese. It has a great tangy + salty bite that really makes these patties pop!
Greek Turkey Burgers
If you want to change the flavor profile just a little with this recipe and make it more of a Greek Turkey Burger, here’s what you’ll want to do:
Use turkey instead of chicken and add in the following ingredients to this current recipe:
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- A little lemon zest
You can serve this Greek Turkey Burgers version with yummy Tzatziki Sauce or you can jump on over to my Greek Turkey Meatballs with Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce recipe and give that one a shot!
Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers for the 17 Day Diet
If you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet, you can certainly have this enjoy this yummy Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers recipe on all cycles of the diet.
Now technically, non-fat cheese is allowed in all cycles under the condiment section to be used in moderation.
You’ll actually find feta listed in the Cycle 3 food list. This recipe doesn’t call for much, so you should be good to go.
Just one more thing about cheese – I personally recommend using either low or full fat cheese. Nonfat cheese (along with all other nonfat foods) contain extra ingredients such as sodium and sugar to make it taste better.
Remember, less of a full or lower fat version is better and goes a long way!
If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!
You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).
Can I have Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers on the Kickstart Diet?
Yes, you can definitely have these tasty Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers while on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. You can have this dish starting on the 10-Day Stabilize Phase when cheese is allowed.
If you want to use this recipe earlier, you’ll need to make a few adjustment:
3-Day Scrub Phase Adjustments:
- Leave out feta and egg
4-Day Soak Up Phase Adjustments:
- Leave out the feta
If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.
Is this Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers Recipe Keto Friendly?
If you’re on the Keto Diet, this dish can be eaten as is.
Make sure you opt for a full fat feta cheese to take advantage of the fat needed for your daily macros.
If you want a fattier meat, you can also use ground beef instead of chicken.
Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers
You can easily serve these chicken feta spinach burgers as a bun-less burger using lettuce instead. You can also serve these patties alongside a huge salad (these patties would be perfect crumbed over salad greens and your favorite veggies).
If you’re looking for other side dishes to serve with these chicken feta spinach burgers, here are a few ideas:
- Carrot Fries with Ranch Dressing
- Roasted Radishes and Carrots
- Italian Roasted Vegetables
- Zucchini Fries With Ranch Dressing
- Roasted Carrots
- Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
- Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
- Mock Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower)
- Sautéed Green Beans with Crimini Mushrooms
More Low Carb Chicken Recipes
If you’re on the search for more chicken recipes that are low carb, make sure you check out these yummy dishes, many of which are my favorites:
- Chicken Paprikash
- Tahini Chicken Skewers
- Green Chili Chicken Enchilada with Cauliflower
- Chicken Lombardy
- Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry
- Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole
- Mediterranean Chicken
- Lemony Herbed Chicken and Green Beans
- Bruschetta Stuffed Balsamic Chicken
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs With Roasted Cabbage and Blue Cheese Dressing
If you enjoy this Chicken Feta and Spinach Burgers recipe, make sure you come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your chicken burgers.
Judy’s recipe was originally double what I posted here, so I took the liberty of converting it to a 4-serving recipe.
In Judy’s original recipe, she used 3 eggs (for a 2-pound ground chicken recipe), so if you feel like your chicken needs more than 1 egg, then by all means feel free to add in more.
- 1 pound ground lean chicken
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon tarragon
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 to 2 ounces crumbed non or low-fat feta cheese
- 1 large handful spinach, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Olive oil (for frying)
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for the olive oil and combine until well incorporated.
- Preheat a non-stick pan on medium high heat.
- Depending on how lean your chicken is, you may need to add a bit of Olive Oil to the pan.
- Add patties and cook until both sides are browned and chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
17 Day Diet - all cycles
17 Day Kickstart Diet - 10-Day Stabilize Phase (see post for recommendations for earlier phases)
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