Chicken parmesan is a staple comfort food and so are hamburgers but what an amazing idea to combine the two. This recipe is not only super easy, but bursting with amazing flavor. Who doesn't love cheese and herb-y goodness mixed together in a burger? The marinara sauce and melted cheese on top really completes the package...as well as the sauteed mushrooms! Dinner was ready in under an hour- always a plus. We are trying to go as long as possible without repeating dinners but as soon as our plates were clean, MM asked what my rule was for repeating. Looks like we might be breaking the rules for this one.
Chicken Parmesan Burgers
adapted from Annie's Eats
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup break crumbs
2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
2 tsp. Flat Leaf Parsley (always flat leaf)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely diced
Salt & Pepper
4 slices Provolone or Mozzarella Cheese
In a large bowl, mix together chicken, parmesan, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, parsley and shallot. Add salt & pepper and mix and mash together. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes so that the flavors marinate and mingle. Divide the meat mixture into four parts and form into hamburgers. These can be cooked under the broiler for 4-6 minutes on each side, but I am currently having a serious love affair with my Le Creuset grill pan and kicked the broiler idea to the curb. These would also be fabulous on an outdoor grill. Once the burgers are cooked through, remove and top with marinara and a slice of cheese. Place under the broiler for about a minute or until the cheese is nice and bubbly. Serve with sauteed mushrooms on top and if you so desire, a delightful bun!