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Chicken Kafta Burgers

Healthy twist on a delicious Lebanese classic dish!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: The Main Event
Cuisine: Dinner
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 7 -8 Patties
Author: Sara Ayesh


  • 1 Lb ground chicken traditionally this uses ground beef so feel free to try it!
  • 1/2 white onion finely diced feel free to chop this using a food processor or small blender to get it really fine!
  • 2 Tablespoons dried mint or 10 mint leaves chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley leaves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Pita Bread, Labneh, and hummus for serving!


  • In a mixing bowl combine the ground chicken, finely diced onion, parsley, allspice, mint, parsley, salt, pepper, and turmeric. Mix by hand or with a fork
  • Heat your cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat with the tablespoon of olive oil
  • Using a 1/4 measuring cup portion out a few patties and lay then in the hot skillet to sear on one side.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on the first side then flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes.
  • You may have to use 2 skillets to fit all the patties
  • Remove and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with Labneh (strained greek yogurt), hummus, and pita!