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Uptown Down South Chicken Tzatziki Burgers

If you are looking for something a little different in a burger then this might just be the one for you.
Marinated Chicken patties seasoned with fresh ginger and cajun spices, grilled and served on pita bread with lettuce and tzatziki sauce.
It's loaded with flavor and downright addictive!


1/3 cup vegetable oil for brushing on the grill

1 Cucumber, peeled and sliced 1/8" thick
1/2 sweet Onion, sliced 1/8" thick
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 Tablespoon white Vinegar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon chopped Dill

2 pounds boneless, skinless Chicken thighs
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 cup sweet Onion, chopped
1 teaspoon grated Ginger root
1 1/2 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon Lime juice

3 whole grain Pita breads, cut in half and opened into pockets
1 1/2 cups shredded Romaine Lettuce


Preheat grill to medium-high heat. When ready to cook, brush rack generously with vegetable oil.

Blot cucumber and onions with paper towel to absorb excess juice. Set aside.
Combine sour cream, vinegar, salt, and dill in a quart size bowl. Add sliced onion and cucumber.
Toss with fork or wooden spoon to coat. Cover and refrigerated until ready to use.

Cut chicken into small pieces. Put in large bowl. Add garlic, chopped onion, ginger, cajun seasoning, and lime juice. Mix and allow to marinate 10 - 15 minutes.

Coarsely grind chicken in a food processor, using pulse, scraping bowl a couple of times. Shape into 18 patties.
Arrange on prepared grill rack, reshaping as needed.

Grill patties over direct heat, turning only once. Cook until no longer pink inside and browned on the outside, about 5 minutes on each side.

To assemble: Arrange 3 chicken patties into each pita pocket.
Arrange Tzatziki inside each pita along one side; fill the other side with shredded lettuce, filling with equal amounts.

Enjoy! Makes 6.


I use to season the chicken using a variety of spices such as paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper, etc. but I found that it is easier to just add cajun seasoning since it has it all.

tzatziki is pronounced za-zeeky