I’m on a burger bender. I even hauled the grill back outside. I should never have put it away—winter can’t stop me.
And these burgers have all the flavors I love about chicken Parmesan, with only a fraction of the fat and calories. I season lean ground chicken breast with basil, oregano, and boost the juiciness and size of the patties with the addition of sautéed onion, sweet red pepper, and garlic.
Once grilled, I smother a charred patty in tomato sauce, melt some mozzarella cheese on top, and tuck it between two slices of toasted Italian bread to give it the full effect of chicken Parm. I swear this might be the best way to sneak leaner poultry, like ground turkey or ground chicken, into the diet of picky eaters who only want beef. They won’t miss a single thing and neither will you!
Double the recipe for the chicken patties and freeze half so you can save yourself some prep time later! Even if you choose not to top the patties with marinara and cheese, these are so packed with flavor and moisture that they’ll become a staple no matter what you’re toppings are!
So…winter barbecue, anyone?