Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

A few weeks ago when I was home last I finally learned how to make my mother's sauce. We had some extra left over from eggplant parm so we decided to branch out, away from pasta (weird.) and made these! They were quite tasty!

Chicken Parmesan Burgers
adapted from: Tracey's Culinary Adventures

1 lb. ground chicken
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 package of mushrooms, sliced

pasta sauce (homemade preferably)
mozzarella or provolone cheese (sliced or shredded)
hamburger rolls

1.Place the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and stir to combine.  Add the ground chicken and gently mix until everything is evenly distributed.  Form the mixture into 4 patties and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
2. Saute sliced mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat.
3. Preheat your broiler and set a rack about 6 inches from the heating element.  Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Broil the burgers for 5-6 minutes on the first side, then flip and broil for 4-5 minutes on the second side, or until golden and completely cooked through.
4. Remove the pan from the oven and top each burger with tomato sauce then mushrooms and finally the cheese.  Return to the oven and broil for about 1 minute, or until the cheese has melted.  If you want to toast the rolls, you can pop them under the broiler briefly as well before serving. 

(the pictures a little blurry..I guess I was a little excited to eat..)

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