Greek Chicken Burgers

Gyro sandwiches at a restaurant can be upwards of 760 calories. You can take some of those same flavors and save yourself 330 calories. Follow this motto: Stay in, eat this, get thin! Greek chicken burgers with tangy feta cheese, fresh meat and ground chicken is a calorie-saving alternative to a gyro sandwich.

Recipe courtesy Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping
TOTAL TIME: 20 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Four 6-inch pita pockets
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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Directions

Cut off a third of each pita and set the pita pockets aside.

Grate the small pita pieces on the fine side of grater, or pulse in food processor, to make 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.

In a large bowl, mix the crumbs, chicken, feta, 1/4 cup mint, salt, pepper and egg until just combined. Shape the mixture into 8 small 3/4-inch-thick burgers.

Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt and remaining 1/2 cup mint. To serve, fill each pita with some lettuce, tomatoes, 2 burgers and some yogurt sauce.

Nutritional information per serving: about 430 calories, 33 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 16 g total fat (4 g saturated), 73 mg cholesterol, 750 mg sodium, 4 g fiber

Make it a Drop 5 Meal by adding: 1/2 cup frozen sweet potato fries, baked. 500 complete meal calories.
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