Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce

1
medium peeled or unpeeled cucumber
1/2
cup plain Greek yogurt (from 6-oz container)
2
tablespoons chopped onion
2
teaspoons chopped fresh mint

Burgers

1
lb lean ground chicken
1
cup chopped fresh spinach
1/4
cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
2
cloves garlic, chopped
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
whole-grain pita breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets
1/2
cup chopped fresh tomato

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Chop enough cucumber to equal 1/2 cup; place in small bowl (slice 8 slices from remaining cucumber for sandwiches; set aside). Stir in remaining sauce ingredients; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix chicken, spinach, olives, cornstarch, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 oval patties, each about 1/2 inch thick. On broiler pan, place patties. Broil with tops about 5 inches from heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of burgers reads at least 165°F.
  • 3 Place burgers in pita pocket halves. To serve, top each burger with tomato, cucumber slices and about 3 tablespoons sauce.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze over filling in pita pocket halves. Lemon juice enhances flavor of food without adding salt or carbs.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.