Chicken Parmesan Burgers

  • Yield: 2 servings


2 (3-ounce) square ciabatta rolls
1clove garlic, halved
1/2 pound ground chicken
1/3cup plus 2 tablespoons lower-sodium marinara sauce, divided
1/2teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8teaspoon kosher salt
1/8teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
1/4cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
8 fresh basil leaves


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Cut rolls in half. Place rolls, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove rolls from pan. Rub each slice with cut side of garlic. Set aside.

3. Preheat oven to 375.

4. Combine chicken, 1⁄3 cup marinara, rosemary, thyme, red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Divide into 2 equal portions, shaping each into a 1⁄4-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in the center of each patty. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes. Turn patties, and place pan in oven. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Top each patty with 2 tablespoons cheese; bake 1 minute.

5. Layer bottom half of each roll with 2 basil leaves, 1 patty, 1 tablespoon marinara, 2 basil leaves, and roll top.

Serving size: 1 burger

Book credit: Cooking Light Way to Cook Grilling

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 427
  • Fat 14.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol 83 mg
  • Sodium 742 mg
  • Carbohydrate 55.4 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 28.9 g
  • Calcium 112 mg
  • Iron 2.9 mg