Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
30 Mins
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 09, 2013

BeckyJL's Review

February 04, 2012
Good! Will make again!

Kelliana114's Review

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

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.