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.
1pound93% lean ground chicken breastor ground turkey breast
1/2cupfinely chopped onion
1/2cupfinely chopped red bell pepper
1 1/2teaspoonsdried oregano
2tablespoonsfinely chopped fresh basilor 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
4ounces1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 ½cupsmarinara saucehomemade or store-bought
Cook the veggies until they begin to soften. Add garlic, turn off the heat, and stir for 30 seconds. Remove to a small bowl and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine remaining burger ingredients (do not add the mozzarella cheese or marinara sauce). Add the cooled onion/pepper mixture and use your hands to mix well. Form 4 evenly sized patties.
Preheat your oven’s broiler. Place the patties on a lightly greased baking pan and broil for 4-5 minutes per side, until the burgers are no longer pink in their centers.
Remove the patties from the oven and cover each with a thin layer of marinara sauce, reserving the remaining sauce to spread on buns/rolls for serving. Next, divide the mozzarella cheese evenly among the patties. Return the pan under the broiler for about 1 minute—just long enough for the cheese to melt. Serve immediately on your choice of bread or sandwich buns with remaining marinara sauce if desired.
Nutrition Information for 1 Chicken Patty, Plain (without marinara sauce or cheese): Calories 182, Fat 9g, Carb 3g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 1g, Protein 22g