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.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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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

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 large egg

6 ounces low-fat plain yogurt

4 cups romaine or iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced

3 plum tomatoes, sliced

Directions

  1. Cut off a third of each pita and set the pita pockets aside. 
  2. Grate the small pita pieces on the fine side of grater, or pulse in food processor, to make 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. 
  3. 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.  
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 

Cook’s Note

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