Chicken Parmesan Burgers from Cooking Light
10 1/2 inch sliced French bread
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
4T minced fresh basil, plus 12 large basil leaves
3/4 cup marinar sauce
12 oz ground chicken
2T extra virgin olive oil
1 T grated onion
1/4 t salt
4 slices mozzarella cheese
Directions: Blend diced bread and parmesan cheese in food processor to fine crumbs. Place in pie plate and add 2 T basil.
Mix marinara and 2 T basil in small saucepan. Transfer 1 1/2 T sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken, 1/2 T oil, onion, and 1/4 t salt. Sprinkle with pepper; blend. Shape into 4 patties; coat with crumbs. Heat sauce over low heat.
Heat 1 1/2 T oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook patties till bottoms are crusty, about 4 minutes. Turn patties over; add slice of mozzarella to each. Cook 3 minutes. Cover and cook 1 more minute or until cheese melts and patties are done.
Serve with basil and marinara sauce on toasted French bread.
-I was a little confused with this recipe. The ingredients didn't say anything about diced bread and I really didn't want to pull out a food processor so I just used Italian bread crumbs to use as a binding.
Here's what I started with:
These burgers were great. I, personally, didn't really care for the basil leaves. I'm not crazy about their flavor. I also ended up taking the burger off of the bun (watching the carbs) and it was still good but not nearly as good as the one bite I took with the bread.
If you have ever worked with ground chicken in a burger you know that it is kind of difficult. They are so soft and fall apart easily. I think I should have added just a bit more Parmesan cheese or bread crumbs.
Scott loved these sandwiches and said that they reminded him of a meatball sandwich.
Hope you enjoy!