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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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13 Responses to “Chicken Gyros”

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    yumventures — July 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I love making a bunch of different recipes and having them come together in one awesome meal! This looks so delicious, especially with the heat we’ve been having!

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    Manne — July 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Next time I come over, I insist we either have these delicious looking Gyros or go to the Turkish restaurant you talked about.

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    We Are Not Martha — July 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, I love that addiction to the stove! Your chicken gyros look super flavorful and like the perfect hot day lunch!

    Sues

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    Lauren — July 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I love that every aspect of this meal is homemade… yum! What is the name of the Turkish restaurant? I need to check it out :).

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — July 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I just made something similar and they were great! LOVE the sauce! Thanks!

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    biz319 — July 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Can’t wait for you to post the recipe – I am putting it on my menu for next week. 😀

    I used to make tzatziki sauce too -until my grocery store started selling it for .99 cents for a 16 ounce container – so cheap!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Sweet & Savory Summer — July 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love me a traditional, good, lamb gyro- but these look delicious! I might have to break out of my comfort zone 🙂

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    Sweet & Savory Summer — July 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love me a traditional, good, lamb gyro- but these look delicious! I might have to break out of my comfort zone 🙂

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    Julie — July 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    We definitely have to try these…yum!

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    brettb734 — July 11, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Those look delicious, I will have to try those!

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    Sheena — July 13, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Can the pita bread dough be made in advance and kept in the fridge overnight? I want to make these tomorrow for dinner but will not have time for the 90 minute and then 20 minute rise times. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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    Cara — July 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    welcome to the bandwagon! love Elly’s recipe!

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    Jen — July 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Manne – sounds like a plan

    Lauren – It’s called Brookline Family Restaurant and it’s on Washington St in Brookline Village. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area.

    Sheena – I’m not sure about freezing the pita bread dough. I’m sure it would be fine as other bread doughs can be frozen and used later. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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