Chicken Parm Burgers
These Chicken Parmesan Burgers are a family favorite and soon to be yours too after your first bite. Ground chicken patties made with zucchini, bread crumbs, Parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning are smothered in marinara sauce and topped with provolone cheese and spinach, then served on whole grain buns.
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 cup zucchini, shredded
- 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup marinara sauce
- 4 slices reduced-sodium provolone (about 2 ounces)
- 3/4 cup baby spinach
- 4 whole-grain hamburger buns, toasted
Adapted from fitnessmagazine.com
With clean hands, combine chicken, zucchini, bread crumbs, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties and cook until browned on one side, 4 to 6 minutes. Carefully flip. Pour equal amounts marinara over each patty, then top with 1 slice provolone apiece. Cover and continue cooking until patties are cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes more. Top with spinach and serve on buns.