Chicken Parmesan Burgers


I think  broiling is one of the most underutilized and underappreciated cooking methods out there. I use my broiler about as often as I use my cast iron skillet, which is to say a LOT. It’s such a great alternative to grilling, being that it’s essentially an upside-down gas grill. Even foods without a lot of oil/fat on them get some great charring and color which you certainly wouldn’t get from baking.  It’s great for caramelizing sauces, heats up more quickly than the oven and cooks food more quickly, too. OK, enough for my soliloquy about the broiler. Just promise me you’ll use it a little more, okay?

But now for the segue into this chicken parmesan burger.  I have grown to like ground chicken breast well enough, but sometimes the color is just unappetizing. Cooking it in the broiler (see, segue!) is one way to ensure that it looks as good as it tastes.  Plus, if you add cheese to a burger (and why wouldn’t you?) you can melt the cheese under the broiler, too, making it nice and browned and bubbly. And, you can toast your bread in there, too.

These burgers have the flavors of chicken parmesan, one of Tom’s and my favorite dishes.  I decided to make these rather than chicken parmesan because I had some extra buns to use up and all the ingredients sitting in my fridge. These are a tasty, healthy burger. Of course you can make them with any kind of meat you prefer.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers

59 thoughts on “Chicken Parmesan Burgers

  1. Elly, these look delicious. I just sent the recipe to my husband and asked if he would like these for dinner tonight. I cannot wait to try this recipe!

  2. the first time I saw and put my hands into ground chicken I was kind of grossed out, but after it cooked and turned another color was I ok. LOL
    I love the taste of chicken burgers, so this is a must try recipe.

  3. wow they look good. i very recently discovered turkey mince and I am liking it!

    one question: how do you get the calorie content of your foods? i’ve always been curious. let me know!

    1. Thanks, everyone!

      Hi Kiki! I use to get the nutritional info. You just stick everything in there and it calculates it for you, which is nice.

  4. This looks just absolutely lovely. I’m going to definately try it! I’m so glad you post pictures!

    (i will be linking to your blog soon!)

  5. This is definitely a burger that I would like to get my hands on!!!! I will try this pretty soon. A healthy Burger….kind of a contridiction????

  6. What a wonderful way to increase the flavour of ground chicken Elly…the burgers look superb and tasty I bet!

  7. So funny…I recently thought to myself “when is the last time I had a pizza burger?” And immediately took that thought to a possible post which I haven’t had the time to do…also haven’t eat the burger yet either. It’s been a long time but I remember it as being delicious.

  8. Elly, just wanted to let you know that I made these last night and they were soooo delicious. I used ground turkey breast because I couldn’t find ground all white meat chicken(do they even make that?), but they were so delicious. My husband declared them “a keeper!” Thanks again for sharing 🙂

  9. So glad you liked them, Lindsey! They do make ground white meat chicken (or a deli will usually do it for you), or you can just grind it youself from breasts (which I admittedly never do…but I should. 🙂

  10. I love this part – “broiling is one of the most underutilized and underappreciated cooking methods out there…. It’s such a great alternative to grilling, being that it’s essentially an upside-down gas grill.” My Yiayia used the broiler a lot and I’m starting to get into it too. I was just telling my husband it is like grilling indoors. Works great on bacon too.

  11. Ooh, I have ground chicken in the fridge and was thinking about making some kind of burgers. These sound like a fun change of pace, and I know my husband would LOVE them!

  12. I made these tonight, they were so good! My husband and I both agree they are keepers. Thanks for the great recipe!

  13. I just have to tell you … I first made these burgers the day after this post went up, and four and a half years later it’s still one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I make them at least twice a month, and my mouth starts watering as soon as I write it on my menu. Awesome, awesome recipe!!

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