Friday, May 4, 2012

Recipe Swap: Chicken Parm Burgers

Participating in recipe swaps can be kinda tough when the other main eater in the house has so many won't eats that are so common.  Enter the Secret Recipe Club inspired swap; participants can select ANY recipe from the assigned blog to make.

I was excited to received Does Not Cook Well with Others, because I've made one of her recipes once before and not only did I love it and my lunch club ladies love it, but the whole lunch room was telling me how great it looked and smelled.

I was even more excited when I saw that she had a Chicken Parm Burger, which seemed like a super easy take on the chicken parm sub my husband would request for his last meal.  In fact, he was late for dinner, in one of those "Go ahead and eat without me; I'm not sure what time I'll be home" kind of things, so I enticed him with a photo and a note that it was "Chicken Parm Monday!!"  Yes, this is the kind of photo I use to entice my husband home.

Anyway, this was outstanding and so easy to put together--I say this having done so with two kidlets to "mind" and no adult help in said minding... so very Betty Draper of me.

Thank you to Coleen at Does Not Cook Well with Others for sharing the recipe, and to Sarah at A Taste of Home Cooking for hostessing another great swap!

Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Source: Slightly adapted from Bon Appetit via Does Not Cook Well with Others


  • 4 Portuguese rolls
  • 1/2c Italian style bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided
  • ¾ cup purchased marinara sauce
  • 12 ounces ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 slices (1 ounce each) mozzarella cheese
  1. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan in a pie plate, and mix in 2 tablespoons minced basil.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine marinara sauce and remaining 2 tablespoons minced basil. Remove 1 ½ tablespoons sauce to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. To mixing bowl, add ground chicken, ½ tablespoon oil, onion and salt. Sprinkle with pepper, and gently combine. Shape into four patties, placing a divot in the patty. Coat with crumb mixture. Heat marinara sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Heat oil over medium heat in large nonstick skillet. Cook patties about 4 minutes on one side, then flip. Top with mozzarella cheese and cook an additional 3 minutes. Cover and cook an additional minute, until cheese is melted.
  5. Place each burger on a roll, top with a spoonful of marinara, and serve up some delicious!


DNCWWO said...

Great choice! I love those chicken parm burgers!

Amy said...

This will be great to keep in mind for summer grilling!

The Home Cook said...

I really love these burgers. Yum!

Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps.

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