Falafel Chicken Burgers with Lemon Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Falafel burgers with lemon yogurt sauce mark the first recipe I created myself. Use leftover mix to make chicken falafel or falafel with veggies or fish. —Nicole Mederos, Hoboken, New Jersey
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  • 4 frozen onion rings, optional
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 carton (5.3 ounces) fat-free lemon Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 package (6 ounces) falafel mix
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns, split
  • 1 cup fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • Optional: Sliced tomato and cucumber


  1. If desired, prepare onion rings according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients. In a large bowl, mix the first 7 burger ingredients. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties. Place 1/2 cup falafel mix in a shallow bowl (save remaining mix for another use). Press patties into falafel mix, patting to help coating adhere.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add burgers; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Serve burgers on buns with sauce and arugula; if desired, add an onion ring, sliced tomato and cucumber slices to each.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 435 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1036mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.