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Chicken Kofte with Zucchini Recipe

Chicken Kofte with Zucchini

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 kofte, 2 zucchini halves, and 1 tablespoon tzatziki)

LARAINE PERRI January 2016

A hit under the broiler leaves zucchini perfectly tender.


1/2 cup purchased tzatziki, divided
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated onion
5 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, divided
1 teaspoon ground cumin
5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/8 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 pound ground chicken
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
4 zucchini, halved lengthwise
Cooking spray

How to Make It

Step 1
Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2
Combine 1/4 cup tzatziki, breadcrumbs, onion, 3 tablespoons mint, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and red pepper in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken; mix with hands. Shape chicken mixture into 8 patties. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 3
While kofte cook, arrange zucchini, cut side up, on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Brush with re­maining 2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Broil 5 minutes or just until tender. Divide kofte and zucchini among 4 plates. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons mint. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup tzatziki.

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