Caprese Chicken Burger

A chicken burger with a fresh basil aioli & topped with fresh mozzarella.

15 minutes
10 minutes

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  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared Pesto
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tomato cut into thick slices
  • 4 thick slices mozzarella cheese, fresh
  • 8-12 basil leaves, fresh
  • 4 buns
  • Basil Aioli
  • ⅓ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tsp. prepared pesto
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice, fresh
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

  1. In a large bowl combine the ground chicken, pesto, salt and pepper with your hands until combined. Form the meat into 4 equal sized patties. Preheat grill or skillet to medium high heat. Spray or oil the grates of the grill or the skillet generously. Cook the chicken burgers for approximately 4 minutes per side depending on how thick they are.
  2. While the burgers are cooking prepare the basil aioli.
  3. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the aioli in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. About a minute before the burgers are done, place the buns cut side down on the grill and toast them until lightly brown. Assemble the burgers on the toasted buns and top with a slice of fresh mozzarella, a slice of tomato, 2-3 basil leaves, and some of the basil aioli spread on the top half of the bun.