PREP TIIVIE: 12 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 13 TO 16 MINUTES
SERVES 4 350°F GRILL FAMILY FAVORITE
Another take on the classic Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe, this dish is much more casual. Serve these tender and juicy burgers on toasted onion buns slathered with mayo and mustard and piled high with lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
1/3 cup soft bread crumbs 3 tablespoons milk 1 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Pinch salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 1/4 pounds ground chicken 1/4 cup finely chopped ham 1/3 cup grated Havarti cheese Olive Oil for misting
1. In a medium bowl, combine the bread crumbs, milk, egg, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken and mix gently but thoroughly with clean hands.
2. Form the chicken into eight thin patties and place on waxed paper.
3. Top four of the patties with the ham and cheese. Top with remaining four patties and gently press the edges together to seal, so the ham and cheese mixture is in the middle Of the burger.
4. Place the burgers in the basket and mist with Olive Oil. Grill for 13 to 16 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked to 165°F as measured with a meat thermometer.
Ingredient tip: You can buy pre-chopped ham in the meat section of many supermarkets. But for this recipe, the ham should be in pieces no larger than 1/4 inch. If the ham you buy is larger than that, chop it finer.