Open-Face Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Contributed By: Terry Borden


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)


1. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick oval patties.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Freeze option: Place patties on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to an airtight freezer container; return to freezer. To use, grill frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 165°.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: 4 servings.

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