As my title indicates, I used turkey instead of chicken, but I bet chicken would have rocked. The flavors are just so good and it was a great way to put a spin on an old favorite.
Just like Elly said in her original blog post, many people don't use their broiler often; I am for sure among them. I can probably count on one hand (maaaaaybe two) the number of times I've used mine. But really, she's so right - it's so fast and easy, like an upside-down grill! I definitely want to try to use it more often.
- 1 lb. ground chicken (I used breast meat)
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
- 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup chopped flatleaf parsley
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced or pressed
- 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)
- 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, if desired. Place the buns in the broiler for about 10 seconds, just until toasted.