Chicken Parmesan Burgers comes from Tracey's Culinary Adventures. I found Tracey quite accidentally, actually, a couple of weeks ago when I resolved to organize my Foodbuzz profile and proceeded to go through all 4,000 messages in my inbox dating back to April of this year.
While I was archiving recipes, I began to notice Tracey's posts more and more as keepers. To make a long story short, I have an archive full of Tracey's awesome recipes, including this one, and I am now an avid follower of her blog. It's astonishing the treasures we miss in our busy Foodbuzz inboxes (those of us who belong).
Of all of Tracey's posts, I was most interested in this one (for now) because, frankly, ground turkey has gone up in price while decreasing in quality since the ongoing contamination scare. I'm finding products are limited including the Italian sausages I normally buy. Ground beef hasn't been remarkable in quality either for the prices it's been reaching, or maybe it's just me...Either way, ground chicken sounded like a great alternative and let me just say that these burgers are an excellent change of pace!
Tracey's Culinary Adventures. Basically, this is the parsley, plain bread crumbs, some Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, garlic, the shallot, and a little salt and pepper mixed together.
Make sure this is mixed up well before adding the chicken to make sure the ingredients get evenly distributed throughout the burgers, and so you don't have to handle the meat so much. Add the chicken to this and work the ingredients in.
Broil the burgers (I added a wire rack to the pan at this point) for 5-6 minutes on the first side, then flip and broil for another 4 minutes or so.
That's it...so simple!
I'm definitely going to make these burgers again, and I hope all of you try these at home. One thing I especially liked was the broiling method of cooking. It made it very fast and hands-free, but it also put a slightly thin brown crust to the burger without burning it like I think a pan or grill would have done.
Thanks for dropping in and having a peek - be sure to check out Tracey's blog as well, it's loaded with other food treasures!