Italian Style Chicken Burger

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  • 500g pack ready-cooked polenta

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 chicken breasts

  • 25g dried breadcrumbs

  • 25g parmesan

  • 125g ball mozzarella

  • 4 ciabatta or burger buns , lightly toasted

  • salad leaves , to serve

  • SunBlush tomatoes , to serve

  • fresh basil pesto , to serve


  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the polenta into thick chips and rub all over with a little oil. Spread out over a baking sheet and cook for 20 mins until golden. Cut each chicken breast in half, lightly flatten using a rolling pin or heavy can, then rub all over with oil. Spread the breadcrumbs and Parmesan out on a plate, then dip in the chicken to coat.
  • Place the chicken on another baking sheet and cook for 10-12 mins until just crisp and cooked through. Place a mozzarella slice on top and return to the oven until starting to melt. Pile the burgers onto buns with some salad leaves, tomatoes and a dollop of pesto. Serve with the polenta chips.