Chicken Parmesan Burgers ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Just last week, I was lamenting about how I wouldn't be able to share these burgers with you.  It was a sad, sad thing.  What a difference a week makes!  Just seven days and $90 later (to recover my data), you get this amazing recipe!

I have eaten my share of my burgers.  I mean just check out the past couple of months: here, here, here, here, and here!  This totally stands up thanks to the mozzarella and marinara.  I think I could eat a shoe if you smothered it in sauce and cheese!  But seriously, the burger is moist for a poultry patty (thanks to the veggies) and has tons of flavor too!


Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Adapted from Can You Stay For Dinner
Makes 4 - 6 burgers (depending on size)

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground chicken or turkey breast (I used turkey)
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped (or 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil)

Toppings:
  • 4 ounces (1 cup shredded) mozzarella cheese (I used presliced fresh mozzarella)
  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce (I used leftover arabbiata sauce)

Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Directions

1. In a small skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion and bell pepper for two minutes, until just beginning to soften.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


2. Turn off the heat.  Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds.  Transfer to a bowl to cool slightly.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


3. In a large bowl, combine the chicken or turkey breast, scallions, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!
Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


4. Add the cooled onion and pepper mixture. and use your hands to mix well.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!
Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


5. Form into evenly sized patties.  Andie made 4, I made 6.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!
Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


6. Preheat broiler. Place the patties on a lightly greased baking pan and broil for 4-5 minutes per side, until the burgers are no longer pink in the center.

7. Remove the patties and cover each with a thin layer of marinara sauce.  Reserve the remaining sauce to spread on buns/rolls for serving.  Divide the mozzarella evenly among the patties. Return the pan under the broiler until the cheese melts, about 1 minute.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


8. Serve immediately on your choice of bread with the remaining marinara sauce, if desired.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I had to recreate this with a frozen patty because not all of my data was recovered.  Also, I didn't have any buns left, so I had to make to with a sandwich thin.  No biggie because I got to eat this amazing burger again!  Yum!

What's your favorite burger?




19 comments:

  1. LOVE chicken parmesan! Pretty sure I would LOVE these too! Pinning!

    Thanks so much for linking this up at Give Me The Goods Monday!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  2. Oooooh! These look like my kind of burger! YUMMM!!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

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  3. Yum, Yum, Yum! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  4. mmmhh. YUMMY. Thanks for sharing! (and for recovering your data) :)

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  5. These look really good! I have tried a turkey burger or two in my time and they are often dry, but these look really yummy!
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    KC

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  6. Diane, I can't wait to try this awesome Burger! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Looks good! Enjoy Europe! I am hoping to go someday!-Tiffany

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  8. Oh, I've never heard of this, and it looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Bloom :)

    RamblingReed.blogspot.com

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  9. Yum! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope you have time to link up again this week!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-9.html

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  10. That sounds so good......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  11. These look delicious!! If I could get my husband to eat them, I totally would! Haha! Looking forward to following along!

    Blessings!

    Katie
    Hot Tea and the Empty Seat

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  12. Oh my goodness! These look so yummy! I could definitely have these for dinner. Excited to pin!

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  13. Wow...what-a-burger! LOL Good thing I just ate or that would have sent me to the kitchen!
    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  14. do you have any extra to send my way??!! lol! Those look delicious and the pics are really vivid..it made me feel like I was cooking them! oh boy im hungry now! I cant wait to try these. I will be pinning your and linking up to you. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog www.liverandomlysimple.com :)

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  15. Those look amazing. Kind of hot today but I will think about this one when the weather cools down.

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  16. Diane, these look so good! That's my kind of burger :) Thanks so much for linking up at The Project Parade! Hope to see you there again this week!

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  17. These look like great burgers! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome
    recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the
    party!

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

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  18. This looks gooooood! We are huge burger fans! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

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  19. Great dinner idea! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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