Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers

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These low carb Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers are perfect for the 17 Day Diet

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.

Since she created this recipe, they’ve been a huge hit with the low carb community!
These are a better-for-you burger for the 17 Day Diet and a great Summer BBQ recipe to add to your rotation (although this can be eaten year round!).

Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers are a great low carb grilling recipe if you're trying to lose weight

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.

Spinach is a nutrient-rich veggie

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!

Feta cheese provides a salty bite in most recipes

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!).

These chicken feta spinach burgers can be made with turkey or beef

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.

These Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers are Keto Diet Friendly too!

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.

If you’re new to keto, make sure you check out my Keto Diet Beginner’s Guide.

Are you unsure of which foods are keto friendly? Make sure you check out my Keto Diet Food List.

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:

Crispy carrot fries are a perfect side dish for these low carb chicken feta spinach patties

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:

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.

Low Carb Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers for the 17 Day Diet

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.

Chicken Feta Spinach Patties (low-carb)
Photo courtesy of Judy H.
Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers are a great low carb grilling recipe if you're trying to lose weight
Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Low Carb Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers can be bunless, served with a salad or your favorite vegetables for a lean and fiber-rich meal!


  • 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)


  1. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for the olive oil and combine until well incorporated.
  2. Preheat a non-stick pan on medium high heat.
  3. Depending on how lean your chicken is, you may need to add a bit of Olive Oil to the pan.
  4. Add patties and cook until both sides are browned and chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - 10-Day Stabilize Phase (see post for recommendations for earlier phases)

Keto Diet

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11 thoughts on “Chicken Feta Spinach Burgers”

      • There’s this cool app that you and type your ingredients and it will give you the nutrition counts. It’s called Very well Fit. I wish I could put the label but it’s not allowing me to put the photo. But hers the count.
        Nutrition Facts
        Servings: 4
        Amount per serving
        Calories 277
        % Daily Value*
        Total Fat 18g 23%
        Saturated Fat 5g 25%
        Cholesterol 185mg 62%
        Sodium 348mg 15%
        Total Carbohydrate 3.5g 1%
        Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
        Total Sugars 0.4g
        Protein 33.8g
        Vitamin D 4mcg 19%
        Calcium 90mg 7%
        Iron 2mg 13%
        Potassium 105mg 2%
        *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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  2. Excuse my ignorance :(, but do you cut up the chicken before hand? I am assuming you don’t just plop the chicken breast in the bowl… (New to cooking, so sorry!)

  3. This might be a blast from your past, but I found this recipe over last weekend and just made it tonight. It is delicious! Came out perfect! I used 1 egg and a splash of egg beaters just in case. I topped with spicy mustard and a little wasabi sauce…. So GOOD! Thanks for posting this! Oh, and couldn’t be easier to make!

    • They should stay together just fine without panko. However, if you had trouble with yours and if you don’t mind adding some carbs, you can definitely give it a shot!


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