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.
Chicken Burgers in Pita Pockets with Tzatziki
Total Time: 10 min
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 %
Ingredients1 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 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
- Prepare the Tzatziki by combining all ingredients. Mix well and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados