Greek Chicken Sliders

  • Yield servings

Ingredients

For the Burgers:
3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup panko
-- zest of one large lemon
1/4 cup of grated zucchini
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 pound ground chicken
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
3 -- pita breads, cut in half
For the Greek Salsa:
1/2 -- of a large cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2 -- plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
-- juice from half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Creamy Cucumber Sauce:
1/2 -- of a seeded cucumber, grated
1 -- 6 ounce container of Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided use
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

For the Creamy Cucumber Sauce:
Shredded the Cucumber and place in a colander and sprinkle with 1/4 t salt to pull out excess moisture. Set aside

In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, olive oil, garlic, 1/4 t salt and pepper.

Gently press the excess water out of the cucumber and then mix with the yogurt mixture.

For the Greek Salsa:
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.

For the Burgers:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Wrap the pita bread in foil and seal. Place in the oven to warm slightly while cooking the burgers.

Mix all ingredients except the chicken (feta through pepper) in a large bowl. Add the ground chicken, mix well. Form the chicken mixture into 12 mini-burgers.

Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once warm, add 1 T olive oil and place 6 mini-burgers in the pan. Cook 4-5 minutes, flip and cook another 4-5 minutes on the other side. Remove burgers from the pan, place on an oven-safe dish and cover with foil, place in the oven to keep warm.

Repeat cooking process with remaining mini-burgers.

Serve 2-3 mini burgers in each pita half. Serve with greek salsa and creamy cucumber sauce.

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