We thought this was quite good, & didn't find the lemon overpowering or the sauce displeasing. The burgers turned out perfect. Not dry or overly moist. We didn't make any substitutions. We thought we were going to have to make our own Greek seasoning, but ended up finding it. Now I guess we need to find more recipes that call for it.
Lemon Chicken Pita Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce
falljunelaker Posted: 08/27/09
Crackerjack Posted: 07/30/09
I agree with others who said the lemon just wasn't right with this. It was a little too strong and overpowering with the chicken burger. However, I thought the burgers were very tasty and really good in the pita with lettuce and tomato. I barbecued the chicken burgers and I thought the texture was good. They were not too moist or too dry, although they were sticky to work with and I did add more bread crumbs. I think if this was made with a different yogurt sauce, it would be much better. I served it with couscous and fresh fruit. All in all, a good dinner, but different sauce next time.
Lucinda17 Posted: 02/21/09
I would make this dish again. It is great for a Friday or Saturday quick meal or afternoon lunch. This is an everyday meal.
jkf330 Posted: 04/28/09
I never thought a burger could be too moist, but that's how I felt about these. I even added additional breadcrumbs to try to give it some structure. The flavor was OK but on the bland side. I didn't mind the taste of the yogurt sauce, but it contributed even more to the moistness. If I were to make it again, I'd use ground turkey or beef instead of chicken and I would add garlic.
CosmoMom Posted: 04/13/09
I like the concept, but found it lacking. I did not have any Moroccan spices so used Greek. I did not like the lemon and found it bland. I would make this again, but add minced garlic to give is some spice and leave out the lemon.
Angel1975 Posted: 01/27/11
This was really good. It was very kid friendly! All of my kids loved it. I loved that it was very quick and easy to make. I did have to add more bread crumbs to the recipe because the chicken was very runny. Other than that it was great!
beefbone Posted: 01/11/10
This is the first "turkey" burger I've ever liked. The texture is soft - more like a meatball - but pleasant - not at all rubbery. I used greek seasoning, instead of egg whites - egg beaters and as a few readers commented - I added garlic to the sauce. Quick, easy, inexpensive and tasty. Can't ask for more on a weeknight!
erin0707 Posted: 01/17/11
Great recipe and definitely makes the short list. I use pre-made tzatziki sauce you can purchase from most grocery stores, and I find it tastes better than making the sauce the recipe calls for. I definitely add garlic to the chicken burgers, and actually omit both egg whites and bread crumbs. I like spice so I throw in a tiny bit of red pepper flakes just to add some layers of flavor.
wheeldeal Posted: 09/28/11
Absolutely delicious and simple to make, this dish is a celebration of flavor and a welcome substitute to the old hamburger with ketchup. The only recommendation I would make is to put the green onions on top of the burgers rather than in the meat.