Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

I saw these over on Elly Says Opa and knew I had to make them soon. We finally got around to it and I am SO glad we did! These are FAST, easy, and ridiculously delicious. I skipped the mushrooms and used some fresh basil instead of the parsley. Amazingly flavorful!

Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Source: Elly Says Opa!

1 lb. ground chicken (I used breast meat)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped flatleaf parsley
1 clove garlic, finely minced or pressed
1 shallot, finely diced
salt and pepper

1/2 cup pasta sauce
4 slices mozzarella or provolone (or 1/2 cup shredded)
sauteed mushrooms (optional)
4 buns (brushed with a little garlic butter, they are even better)

Lightly mix together all the ingredients for the burgers. Form into 4 patties. I like to make them about 30-40 minutes ahead of time, to let the flavors meld a little bit.

Preheat & spray the broiler with a little oil (or use the grill, or a pan). Broil the burgers for about 4 minutes on the first side, then flip and broil for 3 minutes. Top each chicken burger with 2 Tbsp. pasta sauce and a slice (or about 2T) of cheese. Place back under the broiler for 30-60 seconds, until cheese in melted and burger is cooked through. Top with mushrooms, if desired. Place the buns in the broiler for about 10 seconds, just until toasted.


  1. I was just looking at some chicken in the fridge and thinking about grinding up some burgers. Thanks for the recipe - these look like a winner!

  2. So glad you guys liked them! I bet the basil made them even better. I love basil. Mmm.

  3. I have never tried ground chicken in a burger format before- looks really good!! :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks like a delicious burger and great use of basil too!

  5. Those look amazing! I've seen them around the blogosphere lately and can't wait to try them!

  6. I can't wait to try these cause they look and sound so delicious.

  7. These look great, and I love easy meals for weekdays! Thanks for sharing this :)

  8. I LOVE the sound of these burgers, absolutely delicious! Ground chicken sounds like a perfect change for me!

  9. This is one of my favorite elly recipes :) Seeing this post makes me want to make them again, yay!

  10. I was just looking for a recipe to make chicken meatballs for my toddler. This recipe looks great!