Pesto Chicken Burgers
from Every Day Food Magazine Jul/Aug 2012
1 Pound Ground Chicken
1/4 Cup Pesto, Divided
Salt and Pepper
4 Slices Tomato
3 Oz. Mozzarella, Sliced
4 Pieces Focaccia, Halved Or Buns
Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Combine 1 tablespoon pesto, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and chicken and form into 4 patties. Lightly oil the hot grill. Brush tomatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill patties, covered, 4 minutes. Flip patties and top with cheese. Add tomatoes to grill and cook, flipping once, until tomatoes are lightly charred and burgers are opaque throughout. Assemble sandwiches in focaccia with a spread of pesto, burgers, and tomatoes.
These burgers were super flavorful and moist. And I don't even like tomatoes that much! I was concerned that the patties would fall apart while cooking but they held together beautifully. This whole meal took about 10 minutes start to finish. Perfect for a summer evening!