I’m really crossing my fingers that this week goes by just as quickly as last week — before long my toes will be in the surf in Puerto Rico!
Until then, I’m trying to soak up as much summer action as possible – and I’m already getting excited for the 4th of July festivities!
So much in fact, that I’ll be busting out the old grill tonight!
As I’ve mentioned before, the Mister’s FAVORITE meal is chicken Parmesan. But, it’s not exactly the healthiest and it’s quite heavy for a hot summer night. But I still wanted him to experience the delicious flavors! Easy solution? Chicken Parmesan Burgers.
For the burgers:
- 1 lb. ground chicken
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I prefer freshly grated cheese as opposed to the varieties found in plastic containers – i.e. KRAFT)
- 1/8 cup bread crumbs
- 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 3 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley (Fresh herbs make a HUGE difference, but you can use dried if you have to)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- Salt and pepper
- Pasta sauce
- Mozzarella or provolone cheese (sliced or shredded)
- 4 hamburger buns
Combine all of the ingredients for the burgers. Mix well until thoroughly combined. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors hang out together (they’re still getting to know each other!).
Preheat the broiler or grill. cover grill or broiler pan with non stick cooking foil or spray. Broil/grill burgers for 4-6 minutes on each side until fully browned and cooked through. Top each burger with pasta sauce and cheese and grill/broil for 30-60 seconds until the cheese is melted. Serve on toasted hamburger buns.
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I will be making these for my Mister tonight and will post our delicious photos as the Daily Delish! Let me know if you plan on making them with me!