Chicken Parmesan Burger a health burger that adds variety to your menu.

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

By on September 26, 2015

Summer is coming to an end and we have gotten tired of regular ole burgers for dinner.  To change it up a little I made chicken Parmesan burgers. They were perfect, adding a little variety to our weekday meals.  I served them with whole wheat buns but ate mine without a bun. Fresh roasted organic veggies were served as a side.  Sweet potatoes, peppers, tri-colored carrots, eggplant and zucchini made up the mix. And of course a fresh green salad was served to get those raw veggies in!

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast meat
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup tomato basil marinara sauce (we use organic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • coconut or olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil leaves, cut in slivers

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium skillet heat the olive oil, swirling to coat the pan.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and oregano.
  • Saute’ until softened about 3-5 minutes.
  • Transfer the onion mixture into a large mixing bowl and let it cool.
  • Add the chicken, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup marinara sauce, and remaining seasonings to the bowl.
  • Mix well. Don’t be afraid to use your hands as this is the best way to assure it is well combined.  It is messy work but so worth it!
  • Shape the chicken into four – six patties depending upon how large you want them (I usually make 6).
  • Refrigerate the patties for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Line a baking pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray.
  • Place the patties on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until done turning them once.
  • Place  2 tablespoons of marinara sauce on top of each pattie followed by 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese.
  • Return chicken to the oven and bake until the cheese melts.
  • Remove these delightful burgers to a serving platter and sprinkle with freshslivers of basil.
  • For extra goodness serve them on toasted buns with fresh baby spinach leaves!

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Hi! This is Donna & Danielle. We are a mother daughter team working towards weight loss, healthier eating, increased fitness, and more active lives (and are taking our families along for the ride with us!). We want to support others in achieving their goals too!

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