Jo’s Basil Chicken Burger
olive oil, about 1/4 cup, divided
2 lb ground chicken
4 cloves minced garlic
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs. honey
3 Tbs. finely chopped basil + 12 whole basil leaves
1 tsp. salt plus additional for topping
1 tsp. black pepper plus additional for topping
12 slices Mozzarella cheese
12 slices 1/2 inch thick, Italian bread
2 large slicing tomatoes, cut into 3 slices each
Lightly coat grill with thin layer of olive oil. Preheat grill to Medium heat.
In a large mixing bowl, mix ground chicken, garlic, balsamic vinegar, honey, chopped basil, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp pepper. Shape into 6 burger patties.
Cook burgers on grill for approximately 5-6 minutes on each side. After the burgers are done, take them off the grill flipping them and placing 2 slices of mozzarella cheese on each patty. Place Italian bread slices on grill for approximately 1 minute on each side to lightly toast. Place each patty on 1 slice of bread. Top each with 2 basil leaves and 1 tomato slice. Drizzle each with olive oil then top with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Top with remaining slices of Italian bread.