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Mr. John's Basil Chicken Pesto Burgers

Prep Time: 15 Min | Cook Time: 20 Min


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    Salt, Pepper (for the tomato)
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    Add enough olive oil (or oil of choice) to make a slurry.
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    Homemade Pesto (recipe to follow) or from a Jar (Boo!)
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    Boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded with mallet
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    Handful of fresh basil leaves

Not in the mood for a beef burger tonight? No worries, we've got you covered! These chicken pesto burgers will satisfy all of your cravings, and the best part is... they're super easy to make!  


  1. Using the AKORN, I chose the adjustable grate. Other grills would be set up for direct heat.
  2. Heat grill to 400-450
  3. Grill the chicken breasts direct heat 2 minutes per side. At max of 3 on the flip side.
  4. We want to ensure internal temperature of 165 and not dry them out (they will be thin and cook quick).
Tip: Keep the grill lid/vents tight to minimize flair ups as the oil from the marinade will get ya if you are not careful.

Tip: you may put whatever toppings you like on your basil chicken pesto burger. I do recommend provolone as the cheese and pesto, however.

Author: John Bailey
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