Thursday, April 29, 2010

chicken-patty pita pockets... 25 minutes

it's just fun to say!

the goods:

1 pound ground dark-meat chicken
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 ounces plain yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
pita pockets, for serving
lettuce, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, for serving

Heat broiler, with rack in highest position. In a large bowl, combine chicken, egg whites, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, and spices and mix until well blended. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Shape chicken into 8 small patties and place on baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over patties.

Broil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes more.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together yogurt, mint, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Fill each pita with lettuce, patties, cucumber and tomato.

Drizzle with yogurt sauce.

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