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Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided, plus 12 large basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 12 ounces ground chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 whole wheat buns

Directions

Prep: 1. Mince basil. 2. Grate onion and parmesan. Make: 1. Mix together bread crumbs, grated parmesan, and 2 tablespoons of minced basil. Set aside in a shallow dish. 2. Mix marinara and 2 tablespoons basil in small saucepan, heat over low. 3. Put 1 1/2 tablespoons of that sauce into a large bowl and add chicken, 1/2 tablespoon oil, onion, and salt and pepper to taste. 4. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; coat with bread crumbs. 5. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties about 4 minutes and flip. 6. After flipping patties top with mozzarella cheese. Cover; cook until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. 7. Assemble burgers on buns, topped with basil leaves, and warm marinara.

Notes

This fun take on chicken parmesan is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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