Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Add a Mediterranean twist to your chicken-spinach burger by using a pita bread, cucumber and tzatziki sauce - dinner ready in 30 minutes.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

sandwiches

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
  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.
Makes 4 sandwiches
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip:
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:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.