Sunday, August 19, 2007

Parmesan Basil Chicken Burgers with Basil Mayo

I cook with ground chicken quite a bit because it's a healthly alternative to ground beef . Although Tony would prefer ground beef, I've created some recipes that even he loves! This one is my newest and was a big hit!

Basil Mayo:
1/2 fat free mayo
3/4 t fresh basil (or 1/2 t dry basil)
dash of lemon juice

2 lbs. ground chicken
1 egg
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup part skim Mozarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t minced onion
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried basil
1 T lemon juice
Mix mayo ingredients together, cover, and refrigerate while cooking the burgers.

Mix all burger ingredients in large bowl till well combined. Shape into 8-10 patties. Be sure not to make the patties too thick because ground chicken does not reduce like ground beef does. Grill outside on BBQ grill or inside in skillet over medium heat.

Serve burgers with basil mayo, spinach, and tomato on wheat or onion rolls. Enjoy!
Prep and Cooking Time: Approximately 35 minutes

TIP OF THE DAY: To save time, cook once, eat twice. Try to find things that you can cook once, modify, and serve again to your family. This recipe is a perfect example. I make twice as many burgers as we need and then crumble them up and serve them a second time (minus the buns) over some rice or pasta.

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