I have had this recipe printed out for ages now, and last week I finally tried it.
This was a great, simple burger filled with lots of flavor! I didn't really change anything in the recipe, except that I topped the burger with some fresh basil from my garden, and instead of mushrooms I used caramelized onions! But perhaps my favorite thing about this recipe is that I have everything needed in my pantry, so if I am ever unsure of what to make for dinner, this works perfectly!
Source: Elly Says Opa
1 lb. ground chicken (I used breast meat)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs (I used more - probably about 3/4 cup)
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped flatleaf parsley (I omitted)
1 clove garlic, finely minced or pressed (I used 2)
1 shallot, finely diced
salt and pepper
1/2 cup pasta sauce
4 slices mozzarella or provolone (or 1/2 cup shredded)
sauteed mushrooms (optional) (I used caramelized onions instead)
4 buns (brushed with a little garlic butter, they are even better)
Lightly mix together all the ingredients for the burgers. Form into 4 patties. I like to make them about 30-40 minutes ahead of time, to let the flavors meld a little bit.
Preheat & spray the broiler with a little oil (or use the grill, or a pan). Broil the burgers for about 4 minutes on the first side, then flip and broil for 3 minutes. Top each chicken burger with 2 Tbsp. pasta sauce and a slice (or about 2T) of cheese. Place back under the broiler for 30-60 seconds, until cheese in melted and burger is cooked through. Top with mushrooms (or onions), if desired. Place the buns in the broiler for about 10 seconds, just until toasted.