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Chicken Caesar Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 anchovy fillets, minced
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • .333 cup(s) light mayonnaise
  • .5 cup(s) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large heart of romaine lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1.25 pound(s) ground chicken or turkey
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 (4" by 4") squares focaccia bread (1 inch thick), each split horizontally in half and toasted

Directions

  1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat.
  2. From lemon, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. In small bowl, stir together lemon peel and juice, anchovies, garlic, mayonnaise, and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Set Caesar sauce aside. Makes about 1/2 cup.
  3. Cut romaine heart lengthwise into quarters. Place romaine and any loose leaves on plate; drizzle with oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  4. In medium bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and remaining Parmesan just until blended. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick burgers. Spray both sides of burgers with nonstick spray.
  5. Place burgers on hot grill rack; cook 12 to 14 minutes or just until meat loses its pink color throughout, turning over once. Burgers should reach internal temperature of 170 degrees F.
  6. About 5 minutes before burgers are done, add romaine to grill rack. Grill about 5 minutes or until lightly browned and softened, turning occasionally and transferring romaine to platter as they are done.
  7. Serve burgers on focaccia with romaine and Caesar sauce.

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