I decided to try making some chicken burgers that are coated in herbed Italian breadcrumbs to give them a crispy texture. These burgers are a lighter version of a beef burger but still full of flavour, especially when you top them with some roasted red pepper sauce and mozzarella cheese - YUM!
Chicken Mozza Burgers
2 lb ground chicken
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 tbsp dried basil
4 cloves Garlic
1/4 cup fresh Oregano
1 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup roasted red pepper sauce (jarred or homemade)
16 thick slices Mozzarella cheese
8 burger buns
Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix together just until all the ingredients are combined - do not overwork the meat.
Spread the meat mixture into the bottom tray of a Burger Master and press lid on top to make 8 perfect quarter pound portions or form patties by hand to desired size.
Cook the patties either on the grill or in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat (heat 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil in the pan before adding the patties).
Top the patties with sauce and 2 slices mozzarella 1 minute before removing from heat.