Moroccan Chicken Burgers

So Marc and I are trying a new thing. We are trying to drastically reduce the amount of beef and pork we eat. You all know that I use sausage a LOT and also love me some bacon. It’s time though to really trim out things that are not necessarily great for our health as we get toward our 40’s. It will still pop up from time to time, and there will still be decadent desserts from scratch so don’t worry. Here’s hoping we see some good results from this experiment and can stick to it well. With all of that in mind, I made the most amazing little Moroccan chicken burgers this week. They were really simple and so scrumptious!

All I did to make the patty mixture was mush all of the ingredients together in my bowl with clean hands. The Moroccan spice blend called ras el hanout is what made these burgers really special. It gave them so much incredible flavor! Ras el hanout can be found in any spice shop and even some grocery stores now. I love using it in my cooking so much.
This recipe for Moroccan chicken burgers yielded 4 gorgeous quarter pound patties. I used my beloved electric griddle to cook them off for 5 minutes or so on each side. At 400 degrees, they got a perfect sear on the outside and cooked through beautifully.
Since these burgers had such an exotic vibe, I thought I would bring a bit of the Middle East in as well to give a wink and a nod to my Nana Jeanie. I used roasted red pepper hummus as a topping and it made the whole dish! Baby spinach brought a lot of delicate freshness too.

Oh my goodness, I did not miss the beef at all in these burgers! They were so juicy and flavorful, with the creamy hummus giving it amazing texture. Let’s see how much we can keep this up, for our health and our waistlines. I hope you all enjoy these burgers as much as we did! xoxo

Moroccan Chicken Burgers
Moroccan Chicken Burgers
Moroccan Chicken Burgers
Moroccan Chicken Burgers

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Moroccan Chicken Burgers
Moroccan Chicken Burgers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

These Moroccan chicken burgers are so juicy and loaded with fragrant spices that you'll never miss the beef! They're topped with hummus and spinach for an incredible bite.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Burgers, Moroccan Chicken Burgers
Servings: 4
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ras el hanout spice blend
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 whole hamburger buns
  • salted butter for the buns
  • roasted red pepper hummus as needed for topping, either store bought or homemade
  • baby spinach as needed for topping
Instructions
  1. Combine the ground chicken, cilantro, Dijon, Ras el hanout, saffron, dried onion, and garlic powder in a large bowl and mix it all together thoroughly with clean hands. Press it into a single, even layer, then score it in half both vertically and horizontally to make four equal quarter pound portions. Heat an electric griddle to 400 or a griddle pan over medium high heat. Form the four equal portions into patties and sear them for 5-6 minutes on each side to cook them completely.
  2. While they cook, toast the hamburger buns. Butter them once they're done and place a cooked chicken burger on each bottom. Top the patties with a heaping spoonful of the hummus and a small handful of baby spinach. Serve them immediately with your favorite side!
Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Chicken Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.1g17%
Saturated Fat 3.1g19%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 641mg18%
Carbohydrates 22.1g7%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 2.8g3%
Protein 24g48%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 thoughts on “Moroccan Chicken Burgers”

  1. I actually just got back from Morocco, so I’d love to try these and see how they compare! I fell in love with the spices there.

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