Grilling season is here and this delicious flip on a seasonal classic will have your crowd raving. Chicken parmesan burgers incorporate Italian flavors with a casual twist. Not only are they delicious, but they are also fast. This 20-minute dinner keeps home cooking simple and yummy!

Roasted zucchini is the perfect side! Recipe included below.

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt (ground pink Himalayan is my favorite)
  • sliced mozzarella
  • 14 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • whole wheat hamburger buns
  • fresh basil, roughly torn

Instructions:

In a medium bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper until well mixed.  Divide mixture into four parts to form into burger patties.  Cook on grill over medium heat, 3-5 minutes per side, until cooked through and internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.  Place mozzarella on each burger for final 1-2 minutes of cooking to melt.  Prepare each bun with 1-2 tbsp. marinara sauce, top with burger and sprinkle with basil.  Remaining marinara sauce can be used for dipping.

Kids in the Kitchen:

Little hands on deck are perfect for grabbing ingredients from the refrigerator and pantry and adding in measured spices.  Older kids can help crack eggs and assemble burgers.  Everyone can help set the table and clear dishes after dinner!

Roasted Zucchini

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 large zucchini, rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Prepare small sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Cut zucchini into 3 inch sections, then cut into fourths lengthwise.  Toss zucchini with olive oil.  Spread evenly on the sheet pan and then roast for 20 minutes.  Flip zucchini half way through cooking and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Cole Berschback
By: Cole Berschback

Cole is a wife and mom of three. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2005. Her journey through self-mastery and anchoring herself in her family has been the most important and on-going practice of her life. Cole loves being active with her family, yoga, cooking, and spending time in nature.

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