Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
2 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Get out of your burger rut with these ground chicken parmesan burgers. Grill then serve on ciabatta rolls and top with marianara sauce and mozzarella.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Cut rolls in half. Place bread, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Broil for 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove bread from pan. Rub each slice with cut side of garlic. Set aside.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 4

Combine chicken, 1/3 cup marinara, rosemary, thyme, red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Divide into 2 portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook for 3 minutes. Turn patties, and place pan in oven. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Top each patty with 2 tablespoons cheese; bake 1 minute.

Step 5

Layer bottom half of each roll with 2 basil leaves, 1 patty, 1 tablespoon marinara, 2 basil leaves, and roll top.

Ratings & Reviews

ariggs's review

Laurie18
August 18, 2015
These were wonderful!!! I did add about 1/4 Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs for a little more flavor and texture.  I think that bread crumbs of some kind are a must for this one, otherwise they are likely to fall apart.  I also decided to grill them which added amazing flavor to them.  I used light provolone cheese rather that mozzarella as I felt cheese slices would do better on the grill.  I don't think that it matters much which cheese you choose.  These will most certainly become a staple.

DelisaK's Review

DelisaK
March 12, 2014
These were really good. I used my new KitchenAId attachment to grind my own chicken breasts. That was fun for both me and my kids. I did add some garlic powder to the mix along with a little bit of Panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. I also did add some chopped basil to the mix. I agree with everyone else that they are a little mushy at first but they stick together very well and cook up so easily. My whole family lived them. They tasted like something that would come from a restaurant. I will try provolone cheese and parsley next time.

susi973's Review

angieriggs
March 01, 2014
This was very yummy! Both my husband and I enjoyed it very much. I added some chopped fresh basil, parsley and garlic to the mixture. Also about 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs and Parm cheese. I used lite provolone instead of the mozerella.

Cherrybelle's Review

nycook7
January 28, 2014
This was OK but the meat was to mushy I wouldn't add as much sauce to the meat mixture next time. Maybe add some fresh basil to the meat mixture as well. This will be good but I feel it needs quite a few modifications

lynn770's Review

trophymomha
September 12, 2013
My husband absolutely loved these and they were very easy to make. I did have a little problem finding some of the ingredients, the ground chicken took a special trip to a whole food store and I served them on terlato rolls instead of ciabatta. I used Paul Newman's Organic marinara sauce and left out the salt. The patties were a little mushy/runny when I put them in the pan but they cooked up nice and were very flavorful. Will definitely make these again.

gsplover's Review

juliebug
August 23, 2013
I loved these burgers. They were a little mushy to begin with so I put foil on the grill before I grilled them (a modification). Didn't think I would like the fresh basil but since I had it in my garden decided to try it. They were wonderful. I will be making them again.

CTShay's Review

kjchris
January 09, 2013
N/A

BeckyJL's Review

JessicaLuu
February 04, 2012
Good! Will make again!

Kelliana114's Review

CAcook2011
January 21, 2012
With a few easy modifications, this recipe has quickly become a favorite in our house! We added 1/4 cup of Italian seasoned breadcrumbs to the ground chicken mixture. Since the store was out of fresh basil leaves, I sprinkled crushed dried basil leaves over the cooked chicken burgers and topped with the shredded mozzarella. The results were great and my husband loved it!

JessicaLuu's Review

Cherrybelle
January 17, 2012
I thought this was so flavorful and delicious, and as a Cajun I am used to bold flavors. Maybe the naysayers used bland sauce to begin with. The meat mixture was really mushy, and I thought it would be a disaster, but it turned out great, and they were even better reheated in the microwave the next day, and I never think that. I will be making these a lot.