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Chicken Parmesan Burgers

I must be on a burger kick or something. Totally did not intend to do two burger blogs in a row. But I guess that's what happens when you only blog every week (or every other week!).

I was going through old Bon Appetit magazines last night, writing down recipes that sounded good, going to the website, and printing them to PDFs (because I'm just a failure when it comes to ripping the recipe out and actually filing it). I much prefer my digital filing method.

Anyway, Sunday is my usual grocery shopping day, so I picked up the ingredients, and made Chicken Parm Burgers for dinner. I didn't use the whole basil or radicchio leaves when assembling the burgers, but they were still, in a word, YUM.

Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Source: Bon Appetit


  • 10 ½-inch thick slices of French bread (4 inches in diameter), 8 toasted and 2 with crusts removed and diced
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided
  • ¾ cup purchased marinara sauce
  • 12 ounces ground white meat chicken
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 slices (1 ounce each) whole-milk mozzarella cheese


  1. Pulse diced bread and parmesan cheese in food processor to fine crumbs. Remove to 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. 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 slice of French bread, top with a spoonful of marinara, and a second slice of French bread.

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