Monday, September 21, 2020
Sept. 21, 2020

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Spice things up with this pizza-flavored chicken burger recipe


Two of America’s favorite foods, pizza and burgers, combine in this pizza chicken burger. This quick dinner takes only 10 minutes to cook.

The burger uses ground chicken. Make sure the package says made from chicken breast meat only. If it says ground chicken, then skin, fat and dark meat can be used.

Helpful Hints:

• Other pasta sauce can be used instead of pizza sauce.

• Any type of cheese slices can be used.

• Any type of olive can be used.

Pizza-flavored Chicken Burger

Yield 2 servings. Recipe by Linda Gassenheimer
3/4 pound ground chicken breast meat only
1/2 cup bottled pizza sauce, divided use
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil spray
2 slices part skim milk mozzarella cheese, about 1 ounce total
6 pitted black olives, sliced
2 whole wheat or whole grain hamburger rolls
Several basil leaves
Mix chicken with 2 tablespoons pizza sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. Shape into two burgers about 4 inches in diameter and ¼ to ½-inch thick. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil spray and saute burgers 5 minutes. Turn and saute 3 minutes. Place a cheese slice over each burger. Cover with a lid and cook 2 to 3 minutes. A meat thermometer should read 165 degrees. Place burgers on bottom half of each roll. Mix olives into remaining pizza sauce and spoon over the burgers. Place several basil leaves over the sauce. Close with top of the roll.
Per serving: 391 calories (31 percent from fat), 13.4 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 4.8 g monounsaturated), 137 mg cholesterol, 45.6 g protein, 19.4 g carbohydrates, 3.7 g fiber, 364 mg sodium.