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Lemon Chicken Pita Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)
You can also serve the chicken patties with couscous tossed with golden raisins.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Moroccan or Greek seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 4 (6-inch) pitas, cut in half
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato

Nutrition Information

  • calories 426
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 6.3 g
  • polyfat 2.7 g
  • protein 28.9 g
  • carbohydrate 46.4 g
  • fiber 3.3 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 776 mg
  • calcium 137 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients; add 1 teaspoon rind, stirring well. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into 1/4-inch-thick oval patties.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 minutes.

  3. Combine remaining 1 teaspoon rind, yogurt, and oregano, stirring well. Fill each pita half with 1 patty, 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture, 1/4 cup lettuce, and 1 tablespoon tomato.