Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 pound ground white meat chicken
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Optional: Fresh spinach leaves for serving
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground chicken, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and egg using your hands. Form into four equal-sized patties.
  3. Meanwhile, heat saucepan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Sautee garlic for 3-5 minutes until fragrant. Add tomato sauce, paste, sugar and dried basil. Stir until combined and heated through, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low until burgers are ready.
  4. While sauce is simmering, grill chicken burger patties over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes per side. During the last minute of cooking, top each burger with a ¼ cup of mozzarella. Heat until slightly melted. If you do not have access to a grill, you can easily cook these burgers in a skillet. Find those directions here.
  5. Place burgers and sauce on split buns. Serve immediately.
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