I've made this recipe as a sandwich with traditional chicken breast before, recipe here, but this time I used ground chicken to really capture the burger essence. By rolling the ground meat into a delicious seasoned breadcrumb mixture you end up with a perfectly crispy exterior and juicy inside.
Top with your favorite sauce and melty mozzarella. A ciabatta roll would make for a delicious bun here. I used a corner piece of a delicious loaf of bread we had leftover and while it was delicious it made for a messy meal.
The real secret here is in the meat mixture. The basil and tomato paste PACK in the flavor. So much so I may start adding some to my meatball recipe!
Chicken Parm Burger
4 Servings | Cook time: 20 minutes
Notes: Cheesey chicken parm and a juicy burger walk into a bar…
1 lb ground chicken
1 tsp basil paste
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp tomato paste
Salt and pepper
1 cup marinara sauce
2 oz mozzarella cheese
4 hamburger, sandwich rolls or crusty bread
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Combine ground chicken, basil paste, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, tomato paste, 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper together in a bowl. Form 4 patties out of the ground chicken mixture.
On a plate, whisk together breadcrumbs and remaining 2 tbsp parmesan cheese together.
Carefully place the patties in the bread crumb mixture, flipping until fully coated.
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick olive oil spray. Arrange the burger patties and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
After 20 minutes, remove the burger from the oven and spoon 1/4 cup marinara sauce over each of the burgers. Top with fresh mozzarella cheese.
Turn the oven on to broil and return the burgers to the oven to cook another 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the burgers cooked through.
Serve on a crusty bun alongside a fresh salad, zoodles or pasta.
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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used. Nutrition does not include roll. For a standard burger bun estimate about 140 calories (25 carbs, 5 protein, 2.5 fat).