5-ingredient grilled Za’atar chicken burger

Based on 16 ratings

“Za’atar is a fantastic Middle Eastern spice mix that usually contains dried thyme, oregano, sesame seeds, coriander, and sumac. Nearly blackened on the grill, it tastes even more delicious and pairs extremely well with a refreshing swipe of cucumber yogurt. Served with fries, chips, or enjoyed on its own, don’t be surprised if random wanderers follow their noses to your next barbecue.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
chicken breasts
2 tbsp Za'atar
¼ cucumber
75 g full-fat Greek yogurt
burger buns
salt
pepper
olive oil
lettuce (for serving)
tomato (for serving)
red onion (for serving)
mint (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • plastic wrap
  • cutting board
  • meat tenderizer
  • grill pan
  • tongs
  • aluminum foil
  • grater
  • fine sieve
  • bowl
  • toaster

How-To Videos

Nutrition per serving

Cal
424
Protein
42 g
Fat
13 g
Carb
32 g
  • Step 1/4

    Spread a layer of plastic wrap over a cutting board and place the chicken breasts in the middle with some space between them. Add another layer of plastic over the chicken and pound them with the smooth side of a meat tenderizer just to make the chicken breast even in thickness. Season the chicken thoroughly with salt and pepper, some olive oil, and the Za’atar.
    • chicken breasts
    • 2 tbsp Za'atar
    • salt
    • pepper
    • olive oil
    • plastic wrap
    • cutting board
    • meat tenderizer

    Spread a layer of plastic wrap over a cutting board and place the chicken breasts in the middle with some space between them. Add another layer of plastic over the chicken and pound them with the smooth side of a meat tenderizer just to make the chicken breast even in thickness. Season the chicken thoroughly with salt and pepper, some olive oil, and the Za’atar.

  • Step 2/4

    Rub a grill pan with some oil and grill the chicken breasts until cooked through, approx. 5 – 8 min. on each side. Set aside and cover with foil while you make the cucumber-yogurt sauce.
    • olive oil
    • grill pan
    • tongs
    • aluminum foil

    Rub a grill pan with some oil and grill the chicken breasts until cooked through, approx. 5 – 8 min. on each side. Set aside and cover with foil while you make the cucumber-yogurt sauce.

  • Step 3/4

    Grate the cucumber and season with salt. Transfer to a fine sieve set over a bowl to drain. Mix the yogurt with some pepper. Gently press the cucumber to remove any excess liquid and add to the yogurt, stirring to combine.
    • ¼ cucumber
    • 75 g full-fat Greek yogurt
    • salt
    • pepper
    • grater
    • fine sieve
    • bowl

    Grate the cucumber and season with salt. Transfer to a fine sieve set over a bowl to drain. Mix the yogurt with some pepper. Gently press the cucumber to remove any excess liquid and add to the yogurt, stirring to combine.

  • Step 4/4

    Toast the buns in a toaster or on the grill until lightly browned. Swipe the bottom buns with some of the cucumber yogurt mixture, then add the chicken breast on top. Serve with lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, and fresh mint. Enjoy!
    • burger buns
    • lettuce (for serving)
    • tomato (for serving)
    • red onion (for serving)
    • mint (for serving)
    • toaster

    Toast the buns in a toaster or on the grill until lightly browned. Swipe the bottom buns with some of the cucumber yogurt mixture, then add the chicken breast on top. Serve with lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, and fresh mint. Enjoy!