Italian Parmesan Chicken Burgers
Serve with baked chips if desired.

Servings: 4

10 1/2-inch-thick slices French bread (4 inches in diameter); 8 slices toasted, 2 slices (crust removed) diced
• 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
• 4 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided, plus 12 large basil leaves
• 3/4 cup purchased refrigerated marinara sauce
• 12 ounces ground chicken (white breast meat)
• Cooking oil spray
• 1 tablespoon grated onion
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 4 ounces part skim mozzarella slices
• 4 large lettuce leaves

Blend diced bread and Parmesan in processor to fine crumbs. Transfer to pie dish; mix in 2 tablespoons minced basil.

Mix marinara and 2 tablespoons basil in small saucepan. Transfer 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce to large bowl. Add chicken, onion, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle with pepper; blend. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; coat with crumbs. Heat sauce over low heat.

Heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking oil spray over medium heat. Cook patties until bottoms are browned and crusty, 4 minutes. Turn patties over; top with cheese. Cook 3 minutes. Cover; cook until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 1 minute.

Assemble burgers with bread, lettuce, basil leaves, and warm marinara.

Per Serving: 338 Calories; 10g Fat (26.1% calories from fat); 5g Saturated Fat; 35g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 70mg Cholesterol; 894mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat.

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