Thursday, June 9, 2011

Chicken Koftas

Someone at work told me that I eat all the time - to that I smile (:  I do love to eat, but I love cooking even more and giving my fam a taste of something new now and again.  I find a lot of new recipes on various blogs, but I find them in magazines, too.  One of my favorite cuisines is Greek and I found a recipe that is close to a chicken gyro - but healthier, and very tasty, too!

Chicken Koftas
1 1/2 lbs. ground chicken (or turkey)
1/2 white onion, diced small
1/3 c. chopped parsley leaves
Greek Seasoning
1 medium size cucumber. diced small
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
2 T. olive oil
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
6 pita bread circles
Combine the ground chicken, onion, and parsley in a bowl.  
Season with Greek seasoning - 1/2 tsp. or so.  Using your hands, shape into oval patties.  Set these aside in the fridge til you are ready to make dinner.  Toss the cucumber with yogurt and salt and pepper - or use a little more Greek seasoning - and chill that, too.
When you are ready to cook, set the cucumber dip, sliced tomatoes, and some chips out, along with plates...Cook patties in a little olive oil til browned on all sides and cooked through.  Divide patties among pitas bread circles, top with yogurt sauce and tomatoes, and serve.
I used an organic oat bran pita bread that was so good!
Dad and the boys approved of a lighter and fun to eat supper, though they kept referring to it as "Chicken Coughed Up"....hilarious...

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viv{re} said...

found you via fun w/food friday. these look so amazing! i love greek food. -Viv

They Call Me Hypo said...

I also found you via Fun with Food Friday. I'm definitely adding this to my upcoming menu. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

This looks wonderful.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Those sure look yummy! Angie xo


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