Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
A restaurant-quality burger that’s topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what’s not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor if you'd like. —Brooke Petras, Alpine, California
Chicken Parmesan Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup marinara sauce with chopped mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, seasonings and onion mixture. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. With wet hands, shape mixture into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve on buns; top with remaining 1/2 cup marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese and, if desired, basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 603 calories, 33g fat (10g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 1275mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 38g protein.