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.


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.