Chicken Parmesan Burgers


Hurricane Irene was little more than a joke by the time she got to us in Maine, but that didn’t keep her from leaving my house with no electricity for more than two days. Lots of stuff in our fridge went bad, and I am really grumpy about that. On the first day of the storm, after the power had gone out but before we realized how long we were going to be in the dark, I made these chicken burgers for my family. The photo is a little blurry, because I was trying to take advantage of the remaining natural light, but it was windy as heck!

As someone who likes chicken patties (yes, gross, I know. So processed!) but typically hates chicken burgers, I can honestly say that I would make and eat these again, eagerly.

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 c grated parmesan (plus more to top)
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella
  • 1 c spaghetti sauce
  • 1 c seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • oil to cook
  • hamburger buns or other rolls (we used sandwich thins)

In a bowl, combine ground chicken, parmesan, basil and garlic powder. Form into 3-4 patties, and roll patties in breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a frying pan and cook chicken patties until well-browned and firm. Top with mozzarella, turn off heat, and cover. When cheese has melted, remove burgers to buns and spoon on spaghetti sauce. Top with more parmesan and serve.

This would have been even better on a toasted bun with garlic butter on it. Think about it — garlic bread chicken parmesan burgers! Yum!

Fia Marquis

Fia Marquis is a home cook who enjoys gardening, creating recipes, collecting vintage Pyrex, cooking for herself and her husband, and trying to keep up with their toddler and three cats.

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