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Chicken Parmesan Burgers

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.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken burger, chicken parm sandwich, chicken parmesan burger
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 322kcal

Ingredients

For the burgers:

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground chicken breast or ground turkey breast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil or 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil

Toppings:

  • 4 ounces 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce homemade or store-bought

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Nutrition Information for 1 Chicken Patty, Plain (without marinara sauce or cheese): Calories 182, Fat 9g, Carb 3g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 1g, Protein 22g

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g