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Greek-Style Chicken

Photo: John Autry
Total time 25 mins

4 servings

Ground chicken is a lighter, leaner alternative to ground beef. We especially like combining it with herbs and spices and forming patties as a quick healthier option if you're looking for a lighter hamburger-style meal. You can serve chicken patties in the place of a hamburger or chicken breast in classic sandwiches. Make smaller patties, and you can use them as sliders, which are perfect for little eaters. Or skip the bread entirely and pair these Greek chicken patties with a creamy Tzatziki-style sauce and serve with sliced tomatoes, lettuce leaves, and sliced feta cheese for a quick weeknight-friendly meal.


  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 12 slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 ounces feta cheese, sliced
  • 2 whole-wheat pitas, cut into wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 359
  • fat 11.4 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 39.6 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 3.4 g
  • cholesterol 95 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 751 mg
  • calcium 192 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor; process until ground. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions; shape each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Add patties to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side.

  2. Combine yogurt and next 4 ingredients; stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each of 4 plates. Top with tomato slices; sprinkle with black pepper. Divide cheese evenly among servings. Arrange 2 patties on top of tomato mixture; top each serving with about 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture. Serve with pita wedges.