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The kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Chicken Koftas with Cucumbers and Yogurt Recipe. Enjoy the Arabic Cuisine and learn how to make Chicken Koftas with Cucumbers and Yogurt.
Koftas, Middle Eastern meatballs, are typically made with lamb; our version is lighter.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield Serves 4
1 1/4 pounds ground chicken
1/2 white onion, diced small
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 cucumber, diced large (1 1/3 cups)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, for serving
In a large bowl, combine chicken, onion, and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix until well combined. Form mixture into 8 oval patties.
In a medium bowl, toss together cucumber and yogurt; season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook patties until browned on all sides and cooked through, 12 minutes. Divide patties and tomatoes among pitas. Top with cucumber-yogurt sauce and mint. Fold to enclose and serve.
For extra flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon cumin or red-pepper flakes to the ground chicken.
Everyday Food, June 2011