Chicken Parmesan Burgers

As I was saying not too long ago, Hubby and I really miss grilling out. It’s just such a classic summertime event. And, you can prepare quick and easy dinners that are healthy and delicious. Oh grilling, how I miss you…

Since we can’t grill, we like to recreate grill-like flavors inside. We make a lot of burgers and broil them. We always make them with chicken or turkey and in fact I don’t think we’ve ever bought ground beef since moving to Boston. With so many fun ways to dress up a poultry burger, who needs beef?

This recipe comes from Elly Says Opa and does not dissappoint. I have to admit that I love caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms, so it is quite possible that the toppings helped my opinion of these burgers. The melted cheese and chunky roasted garlic tomato sauce can’t hurt either. I cooked these up one night and we had dinner for two nights since the recipe make 4 burgers.

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Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Yield: 4


1 lb ground chicken
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, pressed
salt and pepper

Topping Suggestions
pasta sauce
4 slices mozzarella or provolone
sauteed mushrooms
caramelized onions
4 toasted buns


Lightly mix together all the ingredients for the burgers. Form into 4 patties.

Heat sauce in a pot on the stove while cooking burgers.

Preheat & spray the broiler with a little oil (or use the grill). Broil the burgers for about 4 minutes on the first side, then flip and broil for 3 minutes.

Top each chicken burger with and a slice of cheese. Place back under the broiler for 30-60 seconds, until cheese in melted and burger is cooked through. Place the buns in the broiler for about 10 seconds, just until toasted. Place burger on toasted bun and top burger with your favorite toppings.

Recipe from Elly Says Opa

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6 Responses to “BBQ Chicken Pizza Sticks”

  1. #
    nutmegnanny — February 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    These look great! I just recently broke down and tried BBQ chicken pizza. It’s delicious! I should give this recipe a try this week. I know my boyfriend would love it.

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    Joanne — February 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    My favorite pizza place when I lived in Boston was Sicilia’s…I love their stuffed pizza. It was always our go-to on Superbowl Sunday.

    I, like you, only eat pizza sparingly now though and its typically homemade. there are just so many good toppings you can put on homemade pizza that you can’t find in pizza places (sweet potatoes?). This bbq chicken pizza looks delicious!

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    Julie — February 16, 2010 at 1:36 am

    That’s sounds great any way you serve it up.

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    CB — February 16, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Whoa whoa whoa!!? You’re NOT a pizza person? How are we friends? I think we need to break up. HA HA! BBQ pizza sticks sounds awesome. I’m definitely starring for next party. Yum!

  5. #
    Jen — February 16, 2010 at 4:21 am

    I blame it on my stomach issues CB. Plus, I ate enough pizza in college to last a life time!

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    yumventures — February 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    They sound great! I always love new ways to serve old favorites =)

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