Saturday, June 18, 2011

chicken koftas with cucumber and yogurt... 25 minutes

the goods:

1 and 1/4 pounds ground chicken
1/2 white onion, diced small
1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1/2 cucumber, diced large
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
4 pitas
chopped fresh basil, for serving

In a large bowl, combine chicken, onion, bell pepper, and basil; season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix until well combined. Form in to 6 to 8 oval patties.

In a small bowl, toss together cucumber and yogurt; season with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook patties until browned on all sides and cooked through, 12 minutes. Divide patties and tomatoes among pitas. Top with cucumber-yogurt sauce and basil.

Fold to enclose and serve. (You can always substitute the pitas for lettuce wraps!- YUM!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just made these for dinner, and they were really good! I was scouring the web for something relatively easy (I have a limited kitchen) healthy and tasty, and came across your blog. Very nice! Thanks for sharing! :)