Chicken burgers with tzatziki sauce


Chicken burgers with tzatziki sauce

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 45 min




1 medium peeled or unpeeled cucumber

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (from 6-oz container)

2 tablespoons chopped onion

2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint


1 lb lean ground chicken

1 cup chopped fresh spinach

1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 whole wheat pita (pocket) breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets

1/2 cup chopped tomato



1. Set oven control to broil. Chop enough cucumber to equal 1/2 cup; cut 12 slices from cucumber for sandwiches. Add all remaining sauce ingredients to chopped cucumber; refrigerate until serving time.

2. In large bowl, mix chicken, spinach, olives, cornstarch, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 oval patties, each about 1/2 inch thick. Place patties on broiler pan. Broil with tops about 5 inches from heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads at least 165 F.

3. Place burgers in pita pocket halves; add tomato, 3 cucumber slices and about 3 tablespoons sauce to each.



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