8 1/2-inch-thick slices French bread, toasted
2 additional slices French bread (crust removed), diced
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
4 Tbsp. minced fresh basil, divided, plus 12 large basil leaves
3/4 cup marinara sauce, chilled
12 ounces ground chicken (white meat)
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 Tbsp. grated onion
1/4 tsp. salt
4 ounces whole-milk mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
4 large radicchio leaves
Method of Preparation:
1. Blend diced bread and Parmesan in processor to fine crumbs. Transfer to pie dish; mix in 2 tablespoons minced basil.
2. Mix marinara and 2 tablespoons basil in small saucepan. Transfer 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce to a bowl and add chicken, 1/2 tablespoon oil, onion, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Sprinkle with pepper; blend. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; coat with crumbs. Heat remaining sauce over low heat and keep warm.
3. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties until bottoms are crusty, about 4 minutes. Turn patties over; top with cheese. Cook 3 minutes. Cover; cook until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
4. Assemble burgers with bread, radicchio, basil leaves, and warm marinara.
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