Lemon Chicken Pita Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce

You can also serve the chicken patties with couscous tossed with golden raisins.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 426
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 3.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Protein: 28.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 46.4g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 776mg
  • Calcium: 137mg


  • 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


  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.
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