Wellness Wednesday : Greek Chicken Burgers w/Tzatziki


PER SERVING: 1 LEANER | 3 GREEN | 3 CONDIMENTS| 1 HEALTHY FAT   

YIELD: 4 SERVINGS

TOTAL TIME: 35 MINUTES




Ingredients

For Tzatziki Sauce:

1 small cucumber

½ Tbsp chopped fresh mint

1Tbsp chopped fresh dill

½ Tbsp lemon juice

1 clove minced garlic

1 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt

For Chicken Burgers:

2 oz reduced-fat feta

1 egg

1 cup chopped fresh spinach

10 chopped and pitted kalamata olives

1 Tbsp cornstarch

1 tsp dried oregano

2 cloves garlic, chopped

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

1 lb 95-97% lean ground chicken

2 tsp olive oil

2 sliced tomatoes

1 small head iceberg lettuce, cut into eight bun-sized pieces


Directions

  1. Chop half of the cucumber into small pieces, and place in a small bowl. Slice remaining cucumber into thin slices for sandwiches, and set aside. Add remaining sauce ingredients to small bowl, and refrigerate until ready to use. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine the first nine burger ingredients. Add chicken, and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four burger patties.

  3. Moisten a paper towel with oil, and, using cooking tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Add burgers, and grill covered, over medium heat, until a meat thermometer reads 165° F (about 5-7 minutes on each side).

  4. Serve on iceberg lettuce “buns” with tomato slices, remaining cucumber, and sauce.

Per Serving: 350 calories | 30g protein | 17g carbohydrate | 18g fat

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