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Chicken Parmesan Burgers Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Burgers Recipe

We love chicken Parmesan and thought, "Why not make it a burger?" I like to use fresh mozzarella on these. I've also made the burgers with ground turkey. —Charlotte Gehle, Brownstown, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 2 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in half
  • 4 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick)


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick oval patties.
  • 2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Top burgers with 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce and cheese. Cover and grill 30-60 seconds longer or until cheese is melted.
  • 3. Grill bread, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 30-60 seconds on each side or until toasted. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce. Serve burgers on toasted bread.
    Freeze option: Place patties on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, grill frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 165°. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 381 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 784 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.