|1||pkg. PERDUE® Fresh Ground Chicken (1 lb.)|
|1||small tomato, seeded and sliced|
|3||tbsp. chopped shallots|
|2||tbsp. fresh basil, chopped|
|2||tsp. Worcestershire sauce|
|1/8||tsp. black pepper|
|4||chunks low-moisture mozzarella (1/2-ounce)|
|Mozzarella slices, optional|
|Tomato slices, optional|
|Lettuce leaves, optional|
|Fresh basil leaves, optional|
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the ground chicken, tomato, shallots, basil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well but lightly; don’t crush the meat.
Form 4 burgers and, with your thumb, make a pocket in the center of each burger. Insert a chunk of mozzarella into the pocket, then shape the burgers to enclose the cheese. Chill burgers 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Grill the burgers about 5 to 8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in center. Burgers are done when they feel firm to the touch and a meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 170°F.
Warm or lightly grill the hamburger rolls. Place a warm burger on each roll and top with the mozzarella slices, tomato slices, lettuce and basil leaves if desired.
Chilling before grilling helps to firm-up the meat and cheese so the cheese doesn’t melt before the meat is cooked through.