Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by jenne

"Curry powder, green onion, and mint flavor these burgers with the tastes of the Middle East, a sweet yogurt sauce cools the spiciness. Recipe from myalli.com (weight loss).

Top Review by campagnes

I hate to give this such a low rating, I really do. The idea is great, but there were just so many little things that added up to a big disappointment for us. The burgers have a great texture, and they're nice and juicy. But like the previous reviewer, I think the idea of getting 8 burgers out of this is a stretch; I made 6, and they were still quite small. Further, there is WAAAY too much mint. It overpowered all other flavors and was seriously unpleasant. I actually didn't finish my burger, and (cringe) we threw out the leftovers - only because of how overwhelming the mint was. I'd suggest starting with 1 tsp. mint, and an additional teaspoon of curry; make a tiny patty, fry it, and add more mint if you think it needs it. The yogurt/chutney was pretty bland for us, too; I added quite a bit of salt, some cumin, and lime juice (ended up tossing a bit of the yogurt sauce with some shredded veggies to top the sandwiches, which was nice). I think subtracting a tablespoon of mint from the chicken, and adding it to the yogurt sauce, would be good. Overall - the recipe has great ideas, but needs tweaking to make it great.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In medium bowl, combine chicken, aple, green onion, mint, curry powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; shape into eight burgers.
  2. Spray grill pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook burgers for 10 minutes or until no longer prink, turning once.
  3. In a bowl, combine yogurt and chutney.
  4. Divide lettuce among the pitas, place 1 burger in each pit half; divide yogurt sauce among pitas.

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