Lemon Chicken Pita Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce

Lemon Chicken Pita Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce Recipe
You can also serve the chicken patties with couscous tossed with golden raisins.

Good, solid recipe


4 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.

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.

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.


Melanie Barnard,

September 2005
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