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Chicken Parm Burger


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…


Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

  2. 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.

  3. On a plate, whisk together breadcrumbs and remaining 2 tbsp parmesan cheese together.

  4. Carefully place the patties in the bread crumb mixture, flipping until fully coated.

  5. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick olive oil spray. Arrange the burger patties and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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).


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