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Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
Add a Mediterranean twist to your chicken-spinach burger by using a pita bread, cucumber and tzatziki sauce - dinner ready in 30 minutes.
Updated March 26, 2013

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
700mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
6g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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