Bocconcini Chicken Burgers

Bocconcini Chicken Burgers 150 Image by: Bocconcini Chicken Burgers 150 Author: Canadian Living

Grinding chicken thighs for this burger, rather than using the already-ground chicken, gives the best flavour and texture. A Caprese salad topping of Bocconcini cheese, tomatoes and basil adds a fresh kick.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2009

Ingredients

  • 4 Canadian Bocconcini Cheese (one 4-oz/125 g ball)
  • 1 plum tomato sliced
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 hamburger buns
Patties:
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons oil packed sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

Method

Patties: In food processor, pulse chicken until coarsely ground; set aside.

In large bowl, beat egg with water; stir in onion, garlic, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, salt and pepper. Mix in chicken. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.

Place patties on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 165°F (74°C), 12 to 14 minutes.

Sandwich burgers, Bocconcini, tomato and basil in buns.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 904 mg
  • Protein 39 g
  • Calories 499.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Potassium 534 mg
  • Cholesterol 170 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 40 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 40.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 35.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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