Chicken Caesar Burgers

  • cat lover originally posted this recipe in What's for Dinner January 2010


    Chicken Caesar Burgers

    1 lemon
    2 anchovy fillets, minced
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1/3 cup mayonnaise
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1 large heart of romaine lettuce
    1 tbspolive oil
    salt & pepper to taste
    1 1/4 lb ground chicken
    nonstick cooking spray
    4 (4" x 4") squares focaccia bread (1"thick) each split horizontally in half and toasted

    Grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tbsp juice from lemon.. In a 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. Cut romaine lengthwise into quarters. Place romaine and any loose leaves on a plate and drizzle with oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt. In a bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and remaining Parmesan just till blended. Shape into four 3/4"thick burgers. Spray both sides of burgers with nonstick spray. Place burgers on hot grill rack and cook 12 to 14 minutes turning over once. Burgers should reach internal temperature of 170 degrees.About 5 minutes before burgers are done add romaine to grill rack. Grill till lightly browned and softened turning occasionally and transferring romaine to platter as they are done. Serve the burgers on focaccia with romaine and Caesar sauce.