Rotisserie Pesto Chicken Burgers

READY IN: 33mins
Recipe by luvmybge

Another rotisserie recipe from Diane Phillips. Ground chicken is a leaner alternative to beef, but tends to be dry when made into a burger. The olive oil in the pesto moistens these burgers and gives them a wonderful flavor. Dress them up with sun dried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and serve them on crusty rolls. You can use store bought pesto or use the recipe given below.

Top Review by sugarpea

Ground turkey works as well and I made good use of purchased pesto. I don't have a rotisserie basket so I used the broiler successfully.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pesto Directions:.
  2. In blender or food processor, process basil, Parmesan, garlic and pine nuts until all are minced together.
  3. With the machine running add the olive oil and process until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and float 1/2 inch of olive oil on top. When ready to use, pour off the olive oil and stir the pesto. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to two months.
  5. Burger Directions:.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the chicken, pesto, bread crumbs and pepper.
  7. Form the mixture into 6 patties about 1/2 inch thick. Refrigerate the patties until ready to cook, up to 12 hours.
  8. Coat the rotisserie basket with nonstick cooking spray, load the patties into the basket and close the lid tightly.
  9. Load the basket onto the spit rod assembly and grill the burgers until cooked through, 15 to 18 minutes.
  10. Remove from the basket and serve immediately.

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