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Greek-Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

Greek-Style Chicken Burgers Recipe

The original recipe for these burgers called for lamb or beef, but I decided to try ground chicken to decrease the fat. The sauce easily doubles as a flavorful dip for veggies and toasted pita chips. —Judy Puskas, Wallaceburg, ON
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • BURGERS:
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, mix the sauce ingredients; refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the first seven burger ingredients. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • 3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 350 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 732 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.