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 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

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
  • 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.

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 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.