Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3/4 cup marinara sauce, divided
- 1/2 cup finely chopped or shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil leaves, optional
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup marinara sauce, chopped mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, seasonings and onion mixture. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. With wet hands, shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
- In the same skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook burgers until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-5 minutes on each side. Top with sliced mozzarella cheese; cook, covered, until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.
- Serve in buns; top with remaining 1/2 cup marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese and, if desired, basil leaves.
Nutrition Facts1 burger: 603 calories, 33g fat (10g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 1275mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 38g protein.
Nov 21, 2019
These were quite good. I made a half-recipe using ground turkey. I omitted the Parmesan, subbed various other herbs for the Italian seasoning, and added dried minced onion and chopped garlic to the burger mixture without pre-cooking. More basil next time; we could barely taste it on the burgers.
Oct 26, 2019
These are a crowd pleaser! My favorite thing was that they were moist and held together really well, because sometimes chicken/turkey burgers don't.
Oct 13, 2019
These are wonderful! Because of my chicken allergies, I substituted ground turkey and it was a huge hit! We've had these several time now and they are a great addition to our preferred recipes.
Aug 24, 2019
These were totally awesome and so easy. I made them for my whole family when we went to our cabin. I doubled up the recipe and it made 12 patties. Everyone loved them. This was only my second time using ground chicken and I am impressed every time. I really love burgers so its awesome to have a different option besides beef. Very flavorful will definitely make these again.
Aug 18, 2019
Tasty summer alternative. We cooked ours on the grill.