Mediterranean Chicken Pita Burgers Mediterranean Chicken Pita Burgers

Mediterranean Chicken Pita Burgers | Food styling by Ashley Denton | Prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Jodi Pudge

Want a healthier burger option? Look no further than this piquant Mediterranean version. Lean meat, lots of vegetables and plenty of robust taste make these hearty and filling. 

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


Toppings (optional):


Squeeze excess moisture from cucumber. In small bowl, mix together cucumber, yogurt, harissa, honey and lemon juice.

In large bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of the yogurt mixture, the chicken, garlic, egg, mint, coriander, cumin and salt.

Shape mixture into four 1/2-inch thick patties (Make-ahead: Layer patties between parchment paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Place patties on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted sideways in patties reads 160°F, 8 to 10 minutes.

Place pitas on grill, turning once, until warmed through, about 1 minute. Spread some of the yogurt mixture on pitas. Top pitas with patties and toppings (if using).

Tip from The Test Kitchen: For flat burgers that don’t shrink, make an indent in the centre of each patty with your thumb, about one-third of the way through, before grilling.

BEER PAIRING: Western Newfoundland Brewing Co. (Pasadena, N.L.)
Killdevil Pale Ale: Full-bodied with tangy flavours of grapefruit and freshly baked bread, it goes well with the mildly spicy and herbacous flavour in the burger.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 1001 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 30 g
  • Calories 414
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 468 mg
  • Cholesterol 121 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 40 g


  • Iron 31
  • Folate 25
  • Calcium 18
  • Vitamin A 7
  • Vitamin C 8
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Mediterranean Chicken Pita Burgers