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Chicken Burgers in Pita Pockets with Tzatziki

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

n/a

Cook time:

10 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
480 Calories
15 g Fat
9 g Fiber
1290 mg Sodium
47 g Carbs
Chicken Burgers in Pita Pockets with Tzatziki

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Take your taste buds on a Greek vacation with these delicious chicken burgers stuffed in pita pockets and topped with veggies, creamy Fresh California Avocados and homemade tzatziki.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

1 lb. ground chicken breast
1 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese, divided
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 English cucumber, sliced crosswise
1 ripe, medium Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
4 whole wheat pita breads
As needed Tzatziki (recipe follows)
Tzatziki
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/2 cup finely grated cucumber
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Tzatziki by combining all ingredients. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, ½ cup of crumbled feta, minced red onion, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Divide the mixture into equal portions, shaping each into 1/2-inch thick burgers.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spray the grill pan with cooking spray. Add the burgers to the pan, cook 3-4 minutes, flip, and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until the burgers are cooked through completely.
  4. Cut a strip off of each pita to create a pocket. Place one burger into each pita pocket. Top each with cucumber, red onion, avocado, grape tomatoes, and the remaining crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle each with Tzatziki. Serve.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Avocado.

 

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 480
Total Fat 15 g (Sat 5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 5 g)
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 1290 mg
Potassium 1000 mg
Total Carbohydrates 47 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugar 4 g
Protein 42 g

Vitamin A 998 IU; Vitamin C 20 mg; Calcium 190 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 6 IU; Folate 79 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.11 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 20%; Iron 20 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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