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Chicken Parmesan Burgers

 Chicken Parmesan Burgers
I like to use fresh mozzarella on these burgers. We love chicken Parmesan and thought, why not make it a burger? I've also made them with ground turkey. —Charlotte Gehle, Brownstown, Michigan
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 2 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in half
  • 4 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add chicken; mix
  • lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick oval patties.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-7
  • minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Top
  • burgers with 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce and cheese. Cover and grill
  • 30-60 seconds longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Grill bread, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat
  • 30-60 seconds on each side or until toasted. Top with remaining
  • spaghetti sauce. Serve burgers on toasted bread. Yield: 4 servings.
Freeze option: Place patties on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, grill

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Editor's Note: frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 165°.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 381 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 784 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.