As soon as I read the title of this recipe, my first thought was, “YUM!”.  These were pretty much guaranteed to be a hit in our house.  We love chicken Parmesan and we love burgers, but it never occurred to me to combine the two.  Thanks to Elly for such a phenomenal idea!  These completely lived up to my expectations.  This is a very simple dinner that requires little effort, and I think it is perfect for a weeknight.  I cooked these with the broiler but I’m sure they would be wonderful on the outdoor grill as well.  These will definitely be something I make again and again!

Chicken Parmesan Burgers
For the burgers:
1 lb. ground chicken
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
3 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely diced
Salt and pepper

For serving:
Pasta sauce
Mozzarella or provolone cheese (sliced or shredded)
Sautéed mushrooms (optional)
4 hamburger buns

In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients for the burgers.  Mix well until thoroughly combined.  Form the mixture into 4 patties.  Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.

Preheat the broiler.  Spray the broiler pan with cooking spray.  (Alternatively, cook the burgers on an outdoor grill or grill pan.)  Broil the burgers for 4-6 minutes on one side, then flip and broil for 4-6 more minutes on the other side until fully browned and cooked through.  Remove from the oven, top each burger with pasta sauce and cheese.  Place back under the broiler for 30-60 seconds until the cheese is melted.  Top with sautéed mushrooms if desired, and serve on toasted hamburger buns.

Source: adapted from Elly Says Opa!

  • So glad you guys liked these! They look great. I agree, they are definitely quick & easy for a weeknight.

  • Yum! Anything with cheese and marinara slathered over it is bound to be good. Seems like a nice twist on the traditional burger.

  • Your burgers look fantastic! I’m a fan of chicken burgers, and I love the idea of turning chicken parmesan into a burger. The mushrooms look great.

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  • These look delicious! I love chicken parm!

  • These look delicious and a great way to add some flavor to chicken burgers!

  • I made these for my husband and our married friends last night and everyone absolutely loved them. Pretty easy recipe and I think the key is leaving them in the fridge for 1/2 an hour just to firm up. Fantastic recipe and was a HUGE hit last night.

  • cami

    My husband and I made these last night (but with turkey instead of chicken) and they were *SO* good! Thanks for this recipe!

  • Alison

    I will HAVE to make these for my dad – he is a huge parmesan fan…literally eats it every day. Great recipe!

  • That is one tasty sounding burger! I am always looking for new burger ideas!

  • Alison

    Just wanted to follow up to say that I grilled these burgers last night & they were AWESOME!! I topped them with diced tomatoes and a slice of provolone, and was thoroughly impressed! I froze two, but think they’ll be coming out of the freezer soon! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lori

    Hi Annie!

    What type of ground chicken did you use, or did you grind the meat yourself? I’ve seen ground chicken at the supermarket but I’m not sure if thats the same thing. At the supermarket today, I asked the butcher to grind some chicken breasts but he said he couldn’t do it b/c of contamination issues or whatever. I really want to make these!


  • Annie

    Hi Lori,
    I just buy the ground chicken at the store (near ground turkey, etc.) I’m not aware of multiple types of ground chicken, short of grinding it yourself (which I don’t do – eww!)
    :) Annie

  • Lorie

    LOL, I thought I read somewhere (on another nestie’s blog) that its better not to use the ground chicken at the store b/c its not the same thing (or taste) but I guess it was for another recipe. So did you use the perdue ground chicken?

    Well, that makes it easier for me anyway! Thanks for responding.

  • Annie

    Hi Lorie,
    I *think* it is Perdue brand that I use, but not sure. I just buy whatever they have (only one kind) and it’s find with me. I don’t know, but I wonder if it was Elly’s chicken sausage patties or something where you read that.
    :) Annie

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  • Making this tonight for the family…sounds delicious!

  • Ok…the family all loved it! Thank you for the yummy recipe.

  • molly

    i am planning to make these tonight!!
    would they be okay with turkey mince as i have no chinken mince, i must say these look scrummy… with the cheese and the tomato sauce/ salsa!! xx

  • Alison

    I made these tonight and they were fabulous! Only change I made was to use ground turkey instead of chicken since I had it in the freezer and couldn’t find ground chicken at the store… Fabulous!

  • Made these tonight for dinner. They came out perfect! Definitely going to make again. Thanks!

  • Goodness this looks great! I as well love both burgers and chicken parmesan!

  • Irma

    Panning to do this soon, looks yummy!

  • Lucinda2186

    Planning to make these tonight! Was wondering if the patties freeze alright? If so, for how long?

  • annieseats

    You can freeze pretty much anything indefinitely. Please refer to my freezer posts for more info. Hope that helps!

  • Amy

    I made these tonight for my boyfriend and friends… Everyone raved about them! I threw them on the grill and topped them with smoked Gouda… This recipe is going in “my favorite recipes” book! Thanks!

  • This is delicious, I used smoked cheddar! What a culinary delight!