Italian Chicken Parmburgers Recipe - Authentic Italian Cuisine

Chicken Parmburgers

Italian Chicken Parmburgers Recipe - Authentic Italian Cuisine
Region / culture: Italy | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Parmburgers
Chicken Parmburgers

Chicken Parmburgers are a delicious twist on the classic chicken Parmesan dish, combining the flavors of a juicy burger with the cheesy goodness of Parmesan and marinara sauce. These patties are easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend barbecue.


The origins of Chicken Parmburgers can be traced back to the traditional Italian dish, Chicken Parmesan. Chicken Parmesan, also known as Chicken Parmigiana, is a popular Italian-American dish that consists of breaded chicken cutlets topped with marinara sauce and melted cheese. The idea of turning this classic dish into a burger likely came from the desire to create a more portable and casual version of the meal.


How to prepare

  1. Mix ground chicken or turkey, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and minced garlic.
  2. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Cook the patties in a skillet with a little oil, turning them until they are cooked through.
  4. Top each patty with pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Cover the skillet and cook for 1 minute to melt the cheese.
  6. Serve the patties on toasted buns or English muffins.
  7. This recipe makes 4 servings.


  • Use ground beef or pork instead of chicken or turkey for a different flavor.
  • Add Italian seasoning or red pepper flakes to the ground meat mixture for extra flavor.
  • Top the patties with fresh basil or arugula for a pop of freshness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to mix the ground chicken or turkey mixture thoroughly to ensure that the flavors are evenly distributed.

- Use seasoned dried bread crumbs to add extra flavor to the patties.

- Cook the patties in a skillet over medium heat to ensure that they cook evenly and develop a nice crust.

- Top the patties with pizza sauce and shredded cheese while they are still hot to allow the cheese to melt and create a gooey topping.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken Parmburgers on toasted buns or English muffins with a side of salad or roasted vegetables.

Cooking Techniques

Shape the patties evenly to ensure that they cook at the same rate.

- Cook the patties in a skillet over medium heat to develop a nice crust on the outside.

- Cover the skillet with a lid to help melt the cheese on top of the patties.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use ground beef or pork instead of chicken or turkey.

- Use Panko breadcrumbs instead of seasoned dried bread crumbs.

- Use marinara sauce instead of pizza sauce.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the ground meat mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to cook. You can also shape the patties and freeze them for later use.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chicken Parmburgers on a platter with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. Garnish with fresh basil leaves or grated Parmesan cheese for an extra touch of flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Chicken Parmburgers with a light and refreshing salad, such as a Caprese salad or a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette. You can also serve them with a side of roasted vegetables or garlic bread.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Chicken Parmburgers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the patties in a skillet over low heat until warmed through, or microwave them for 1-2 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chicken Parmburgers contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Chicken Parmburgers contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chicken Parmburgers contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chicken Parmburgers contains approximately 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken Parmburgers are a good source of vitamin A, calcium, and iron.


This recipe contains dairy (Parmesan cheese and shredded cheese) and gluten (bread crumbs).


Chicken Parmburgers are a balanced meal that provides a good amount of protein and essential nutrients. However, they are also high in fat and carbohydrates, so they should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a well-rounded diet.


Chicken Parmburgers are a delicious and satisfying meal that combines the flavors of a classic chicken Parmesan dish with the convenience of a burger. With a few simple ingredients and easy cooking techniques, you can enjoy this tasty dish in no time. Serve them on toasted buns with a side of salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal that the whole family will love.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was a warm summer day, just like today, when I stumbled upon the delicious creation that would become a family favorite - Chicken Parmburgers.

I was visiting my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins, who was known for her exquisite culinary skills. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, the aroma of garlic and tomatoes filled the air, making my mouth water. Mrs. Jenkins greeted me with a warm smile and invited me to sit at her kitchen table while she finished preparing dinner.

As I watched her expertly coat chicken breasts in breadcrumbs and fry them to a perfect golden brown, I couldn't help but ask her for the recipe. Mrs. Jenkins chuckled and said she would be happy to share it with me, but on one condition - that I promise to make it for my family and continue the tradition of passing it down through the generations.

I eagerly agreed, and she handed me a tattered old recipe card with faded writing. The ingredients were simple - chicken breasts, breadcrumbs, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and some Italian herbs and spices. Mrs. Jenkins explained that the secret to making the perfect Chicken Parmburger was in the seasoning and the cooking technique.

She showed me how to layer the fried chicken breasts with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, then bake them in the oven until the cheese was melted and bubbly. The result was a mouthwatering combination of crispy chicken, savory tomato sauce, and gooey cheese that would make anyone's taste buds sing.

I thanked Mrs. Jenkins profusely for sharing her recipe with me and promised to make it for my family that very evening. As I left her house with the recipe card clutched in my hand, I felt a sense of excitement and anticipation at the thought of creating this delicious dish for my loved ones.

When I arrived home, my family greeted me with eager anticipation as they caught a whiff of the tantalizing aroma coming from the kitchen. I set to work, following Mrs. Jenkins' instructions to the letter, and soon the Chicken Parmburgers were sizzling in the oven, filling the house with an irresistible scent.

When I finally served the dish to my family, their eyes lit up with delight as they took their first bite. The crispy chicken, tangy marinara sauce, and melty cheese were a winning combination that left us all craving more. From that moment on, Chicken Parmburgers became a staple in our household, a dish that we would often request for special occasions and family gatherings.

Over the years, I have tweaked the recipe slightly, adding my own personal touch with a dash of garlic powder or a sprinkle of fresh basil. I have shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, who have all fallen in love with the delightful flavors of this dish.

As I look back on that fateful day when I first discovered the recipe for Chicken Parmburgers, I am filled with gratitude for Mrs. Jenkins and her generosity in sharing her culinary secrets with me. The memories of cooking and sharing this dish with my loved ones bring me immense joy, and I know that this recipe will continue to be a cherished tradition in our family for years to come.


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