Chicken Burgers With Yogurt Pesto Sauce

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THESE are total winners!! They are absolutely delicious and addictive… Once you start, you can’t stop eating them… YUMMY! My hubby goes crazy for these chicken burgers. Seriously, he could eat them every single day! So I know how to make him happy from time to time. πŸ˜‰

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Ohh… these burgers are so incredibly tasty! I made them with homemade brioche buns, grilled chicken, tomato, lightly pickled onion rings, cheddar cheese, red cabbage, lettuce and yogurt-pesto sauce. All of the ingredients really complement each other well. In one word – DELISH!

I love burgers because they are cheap, taste good and are pretty simple to make. You just can’t go wrong with them! Wouldn’t you like to sink your teeth into this juicy burger? Oh yeah, I would!! These flavorful burgers are tempting me so bad… You should definitely put them on your to-do list! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. πŸ˜‰

Grilled Chicken Burgers garnished With Yogurt Pesto Sauce

Have a great weekend!! xo

Chicken Burgers With Yogurt Pesto Sauce

Chicken Burgers With Yogurt Pesto Sauce

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Servings: 6 burgers
Author: Yummy Addiction


Grilled Chicken:

  • 3 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb or 450g in total)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pickled Onions:

  • 2 onions , sliced into rings
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Yogurt Pesto Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove , chopped
  • salt and pepper , to taste

Other Ingredients:

  • 6 burger buns , sliced in half
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated red cabbage
  • 2 tomatoes , sliced
  • 1 handful of lettuce



  • Cut the chicken breast halves into 2 equal pieces. Place the pieces of chicken between two sheets of waxed paper and flatten them with a rolling pin or meat mallet. Combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, lemon zest, thyme, salt and pepper in a large zip-lock plastic bag and mix well. Add all pieces of chicken and massage marinade into meat until evenly coated. Seal the bag and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Pickled Onions:

  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, water, salt and sugar. Add the onion rings, toss well, and marinate for at least 1 hour, tossing occasionally. Drain before serving.

Yogurt Pesto Sauce:

  • In a blender, combine yogurt, pesto and garlic. Blend until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Heat greased grill pan on stove over medium-high heat. Add the buns cut side down and let them toast until golden brown. Set aside.
  • Heat greased grill pan on stove over medium-high heat. Place the pieces of chicken in the grill pan and cook about 3 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked completely through. A few minutes before removing from the heat, add a slice of cheddar cheese on each piece of chicken and allow to melt slightly.

How To Assemble The Burger:

  • Spread some yogurt pesto sauce on the bottom of a burger bun. Then place the lettuce leaf, grilled chicken with cheese, tomato, onion, grated red cabbage and another lettuce leaf. On the other half of the bun spread enough sauce and place the bun on top to complete your burger! Continue this until you have made all the burgers. Enjoy!


  • Bobby
    August 30, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I have been making Chicken Burgers for awhile but with different ingredients. Because I am lactose intolerant I use a bar B que sauce for flavoring and ground chicken in place of chicken breast. To spice up the burger I use other spices and cook the burgers in olive oil in a nonstick skillet.
    The garnishment can be left up to the individual.
    I will use your recipe less the Yougurt because it reads to be so tasty.

    • Jovita
      August 31, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Sounds good, Bobby. I love using both – ground chicken and chicken breast for burgers. Hope you will love this one, too!


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