Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers

Ingredients:1 1/2 pounds of chicken
4 scallions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger, peeled
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
4 whole-wheat pitas
1 cucumber (8 ounces), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
Cumin Yogurt Sauce
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions:1-In a medium bowl, place the chicken, scallions, ginger, lemon juice, paprika, cumin, cayenne, 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to combine. Set aside to marinate for at least 10 and up to 30 minutes.

2-Grill chicken, adding salt and pepper.

3-Halve the pitas crosswise (toast on grill, if you like). Into each pocket, place chicken and cucumber slices. Serve with cumin yogurt.

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