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Chicken Kafta burger

Chicken Kafta Burgers

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


  • 1 Lb ground chicken traditionally this uses ground beef so feel free to try it!
  • 1/2 white onion cut into quarters
  • 2 Tablespoons dried mint or 10 mint leaves chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley leaves chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Allspice
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  • Pre heat your oven to High Broil. Chop your onion into quarters and place into a magic bullet, blender, or mini food processor.
  • Pulse until it starts to turn into a paste.
  • Add in allspice, mint, parsley, salt, pepper, and turmeric and pulse until combined. I add turmeric not for taste, but let's be honest ground chicken can look a little gray. So I mix a bit of this bright yellow spice in for color!
  • Pour spice and onion mixture into the ground chicken and toss with a fork until it is combined.
  • In an oven safe skillet, heat olive oil over high heat.
  • Using a 1/4 measuring cup portion out a few patties and lay then in the hot skillet to sear on one side. Sear for 1-2 minutes. Flip the patties and place into the oven on broil.
  • Broil for 8 minutes on high.
  • 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!