Friday, July 01, 2005

Lemon Chicken Pita Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce

Lemon Chicken Pita Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce(CL)

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 and add 1 teaspoon rind, stirring well. Divide the mixture into 8 portions, shaping each into 1/4" 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 3-4 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.

Serves - 4

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