1-2tablespoonsbutter or oil, for cooking the burgers
12slicesmozzarella cheese, thinly sliced if possible
12slicesof fresh tomato
Handful of fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F). Place open buns on a baking sheet, then layer each side of the bun with a few slices of tomato and topped by a few slices of cheese. *I usually do 2 slices of tomato topped by 2 slices of cheese.
Place ground chicken in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, egg, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, fresh basil, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and onion powder.; mix well with your hands The mixture will be a little wet, so don't worry if it's a little sticky when forming the patties; everything will be ok.
Place remaining 3/4 cup bread crumbs on a large clean cookie sheet.
Divide chicken meat into 4 equal balls, then, using your hands, shape each ball into a patty. Coat each patty with bread crumbs.
Heat olive oil or butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, fry patties until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
When you've flipped the patties over to cook on the second side, place the buns in the oven. Let them toast for the last 5 minutes the burgers are cookings. Once the burgers are cooked, remove the buns from the oven, place a burger on each bun, top with a basil leaf, and serve immediately.