I don’t know how it happened or where along the way I took a wrong turn, but somehow I ended up at the county fair this weekend.
I wouldn’t consider myself a carnival type of gal. Ferris wheels give me extreme anxiety unless Ryan Gosling is hanging off of one. But this fair was surprisingly red neck & enjoyable!
We went to partake in a beer & cider tasting. (Lure us with alcohol & we will blindly follow you anywhere.) But there were so many other activities to enjoy! I even participated in the petting zoo portion of the evening. Like, I touched a horse named Wasabi & met a llama named Chewie. Then I got a little jealous because I hate realizing that there are other people out there who are good at naming animals, too.
And it took every measly ounce of strength I had to deny myself a funnel cake. I haven’t had one in exactly 2 years and 3 months. I know this because I remember the exact time & place of every funnel cake I’ve ever had. It’s an experience to me. But the last time we met, I vowed to never look at one again. Why? Heart disease & obesity, obviously. But I’d like one of these on my deathbed for anyone keeping score at home.
Next year I’m not leaving until Garrett has won me a giant stuffed animal I have no use for.
Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 6 burgers
- 1 lb. of ground chicken
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, shredded + more for serving
- 1/4 cup of marinara sauce + more for serving
- 1/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp. of oregano
- 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp. of italian seasoning
- Ciabatta rolls, toasted
- Basil, for serving
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- S+P, to taste
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
- Add onion + S+P, cook for 3-4 minutes
- Add garlic + cook another minute
- Pour onion mix into a large bowl + let cool for a few minutes
- Add ground chicken + parmesan + marinara + panko + oregano + crushed red pepper + italian seasoning + S+P, mix well
- While a grill is heating up, form chicken into 6 patties
- Grill on each side for 10 minutes
- Add a patty to a toasted bun + top with marinara + parmesan + basil
- Serve hot
- It’s ok if you accidentally make soft groans while eating this
Idea came from this month’s Cooking Light, but I can’t find it online so take my word for it!
13 thoughts on “Chicken Parmesan Burgers”
Proud of you for skipping the funnel cake!
I can’t remember the last time I went to a county (country) fair but you recycled some memories in me with this post.
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But I can’t stop thinking about the funnel cake so what does that say about me….??? 😉
“Soft groans”- That’s hilarious! I love this post and this recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I am giving it a try!
Hahahaha it’s true, though. You know you’ve made them. Thank you for reading!
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You SKIPPED the funnel cake?! Who are you?? (Side bar: I really want to go visit my sister in Minnesota for their state fair – those are real things, I didn’t realize – so I can have a deep fried OREO. Who came up with that and can we be friends!?)
K deep fried Oreos > funnel cake. I would NEVER turn down the Oreo because I am not a masochist. God bless, now I want to try & deep fry my own….
Yum! Might try this on the weekend – thanks!
I hope you do! Let me know how it turns out!
This looks really delicious! I’m not sure I could have skipped the funnel cake, though! Awesome willpower!
Hahaha it was the toughest thing I’d done in weeks. Thanks for reading!
I went to the boardwalk yesterday and there was SO much fried everything it was incredible!! Fried oreos, fried twinkies, fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. So tempting.
The oreos are the best thing ever created. Not sure I can get on the twinkie train. & I’m intrigued by the fried PB&J. THAT I can dig.
Will definitely be trying these!