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Ground chicken burger with marinara, mozzarella and basil

Ground Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Ground Chicken Parmesan Burgers are juicy, flavorful and topped with marinara sauce, creamy mozzarella and fresh basil.  They're a healthier twist on the classic and are an easy, family-friendly dinner!

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  • 1/2 cup Homemade Marinara Sauce or store bought marinara
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 4 hamburger buns


  • Place the ground chicken, parmesan, grated onion, garlic and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl and mix together gently with your hands until combined. Form into (4) burgers and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat , or preheat the grill to medium and oil the grates with the oil. Cook the burgers for 4 minutes per side or until an internal thermometer registers at 160 degrees.
  • While the burgers cook, heat the marinara sauce in the microwave in a heatproof bowl until warm.
  • Remove the ground chicken burgers from heat, top with a slice of mozzarella cheese, and allow to rest a couple of minutes until the cheese melts slightly.
  • Place each burger on the bottom bun and top with marinara sauce, fresh basil and the top bun. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Pro tip:  Prepare the marinara sauce up to a few days in advance or use your favorite store bought brand.
  • The burgers are low carb and gluten-free and may be served in lettuce wraps or your favorite gluten-free bun.
  • Prep the ground chicken burger patties 1-2 days in advance.  
  • Cooked burgers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1burger, Calories: 441kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 1299mg, Potassium: 814mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 494IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 316mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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