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Caprese-Stuffed Chicken Burgers

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Caprese Stuffed Chicken Burgers
Courtesy of Perdue

This chicken burger recipe is full of the best parts of summer—fresh basil and ripe tomatoes—then stuffed with creamy mozzarella.

Recipe courtesy of Perdue

Ready in
35 m
20 m
(prepare time)
15 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


You can substitute ground turkey instead of the ground chicken, if you wish.

Chilling before grilling helps to firm-up the meat and cheese so the cheese doesn’t melt before the meat is cooked through.


  • 1 package PERDUE Fresh Ground Chicken (1 lb)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 hamburger rolls
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 chunks low-moisture mozzarella (1/2-ounce)
  • Tomato slices, optional
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional
  • Mozzarella slices, optional
  • Lettuce 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.