Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers

"Adapted from the Food Network Kitchens, this is a great chicken burger with exotic Middle Eastern flavors! Try it!"
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  • Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet.
  • Add the onion, cinnamon, coriander, and pepper flakes to the skillet, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the onions are tender, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and parsley and cook about 1 minute more.
  • Move to a big bowl and let cool a little.
  • Stir in the chicken and yogurt and mix thoroughly.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Shape into 4 1/2" round patties.
  • Cook in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until nicely browned and cooked, about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Brush burgers with the molasses and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve on toasted buns with mayonnaise(if using), tomato, cucumber, onion, lettuce and cilantro(if using). Enjoy!

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  1. marcoandrita
    WOW if you want flavors dancing taste this recipe. The only thing I changed was adding a small dice carrot with the onion. I used a mixture of spicy brown and honey mustard with a touch of the molasses before adding cheese to melt on top. Moist and wonderful.
  2. rkeosheyan
    Excellent! Big surprise, much more flavorfull than expected. Had to sub ground turkey for chicken because that all local store carries. Tasted great, but strongly recommend you include the "fixins" that are listed (tomato, cuccumber, onion) because IMO they really balance out and perfect the flavor.
  3. Manzana
    I liked it. It tasted better than the chicken burgers I usually make.
  4. BakerBeth
    Very different type of burger. My husband loved them. I enjoyed the combination of spices with molasses. It almost tasted like teriyaki.
  5. Chef floWer
    The flavours of this chicken burger is outstanding and the aroma around the house is wonderful. We all enjoyed these burgers, I followed the recipe as is but because I had a few more people waiting for dinner I forgot to add the treacle/molasses. Without the treacle/molasses the burgers were still amazing. Thank you Sharon123



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