Food & Drink

Pesto sauce gives chicken burgers an Italian flavor

Linda Gassenheimer
Linda Gassenheimer

Pesto-change-o: It’s chicken burgers.

These light, juicy burgers are made with ground chicken breast. Prepared pesto sauce keeps the meat juicy and gives the burgers a taste of Italy.

Make sure the package says “white meat chicken.” If it says “ground chicken,” skin, fat and dark meat may be included.

This colorful pasta salad is made with a tricolor pasta. I have flavored it with fresh cucumber, basil and scallions to complete this casual meal.

This meal contains 587 calories per serving with 20 percent of calories from fat.

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Shopping List

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for tonight’s dinner.

To buy: 1 medium tomato, 1 small bunch fresh basil, 1 small bunch scallions, 1 medium cucumber, 1/2 pound ground white meat chicken, 1 small container prepared reduced-fat pesto sauce, 1 small package tricolor rotini or fusilli pasta and 1 small package hamburger rolls.

Staples: Olive oil spray, reduced-fat oil and vinegar dressing, salt and black peppercorns.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service