Chicken, Zucchini, and Fresh Corn Burgers with Tomato-Cucumber Relish

Get ready to make some super yummy chicken burgers that are perfect for summer! We’re mixing ground chicken with fresh veggies like zucchini, corn, and red bell pepper to make these burgers really special. And to top it off, we’re making a fresh and tangy Tomato-Cucumber Relish that goes perfectly with the juicy burgers. These aren’t your ordinary burgers; they’re packed with flavors and textures that everyone will love. So, grab your apron, and let’s start cooking up these delicious chicken, zucchini, and fresh corn burgers!

Table of Contents

Ingredients for the Burgers:

1 lb. ground chicken
1 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped
Kernels from 1 ear of fresh corn (husks and silk removed)
½ medium red bell pepper, finely diced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3-4 tablespoons olive oil, for searing
Ingredients for the Tomato-Cucumber Relish:

1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
⅓ medium seedless English cucumber, finely diced
2 green onions, finely sliced
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
A pinch of salt

Instructions:

Prepare the Burger Mixture:
In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, chopped zucchini, corn kernels, diced red bell pepper, sliced green onions, beaten egg, panko breadcrumbs, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Form the Burgers:
Divide the mixture into equal portions and form into patties.
Cook the Burgers:
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the patties in the skillet and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through and golden brown on the outside.
Make the Tomato-Cucumber Relish:
In a medium bowl, combine the quartered tomatoes, diced cucumber, sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to combine.
Serve:
Serve the chicken burgers on your favorite buns, topped with a generous spoonful of the Tomato-Cucumber Relish.
Enjoy these Chicken, Zucchini, and Fresh Corn Burgers as a healthy and flavorful option for your next summer barbecue or family dinner. The Tomato-Cucumber Relish adds a fresh and tangy finish that perfectly complements the savory burgers.