Gluten Free Chciken Parmesan Burgers

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Burgers Recipe

I’m a sucker for a good burger. I am also a sucker for turning classic recipes into burgers. Some people strive to makes things more fancy and pretentious than they should be. I apparently like to make things more humble than they are.

Chicken Parmesan is a dish I like – sort of. I actually love all the elements: chicken, breadcrumbs, cheese, marinara sauce; it’s just that it can get too soggy for my taste when cooked the classic way. That’s why I thought “why not deconstruct it a bit, like I did with eggplant Parmesan?” Why not indeed! And if I were to deconstruct it how about taking it one step further and reconstructing it as a burger?

The recipe started to take form in my head, I just needed the perfect bun for my burger. In the gluten-filled world of breads I would have a variety of options to choose from, in our gluten-free world, not as many. Which is why I decided to make my own bun for my chicken-Parmesan-reinvented-as-a-burger burgers. Chebe focaccia mix seemed like the perfect way to go – simple, quick, and with the herbs and Parmesan, perfect!

I may like chicken parmesan (sort of)  but I love gluten free chicken Parmesan burgers. Sometimes humble is better!


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Gluten Free Chciken Parmesan Burgers
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Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Burgers Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 687kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 (7.5 ounce) box Chebe Focaccia Mix
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided use
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups grated Parmesan cheese divided use
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup gluten free prepared marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or grated
  • 1 small white or yellow onion minced or grated
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese about ¼ inch think
  • 1 cup baby arugula


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  • Combine the Chebe Focaccia Mix with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 eggs, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and ¼ cup water. Stir to combine. Dump the mixture onto a clean work surface and knead until smooth. Divide into 4 equal sized pieces. Roll each portion into a ball, place on the prepared baking sheet and flatten into disks about 4 inches across. Brush the tops with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes or until the buns are browned and cooked through.
  • While the buns are baking, make the chicken burgers.
  • Heat the marinara sauce and keep warm.
  • Combine the remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan with the breadcrumbs and place on a plate.
  • Combine the chicken with the garlic, onion, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and the oregano. Divide into 4 equal sized patties. Coat the burger patties with the breadcrumb/cheese mixture, pressing the crumbs lightly into the burger.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium heat. Fry the burgers in the hot oil until browned and crispy on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip, top with the mozzarella cheese slices, cover the pan and cook until the bottom is crispy, the burger cooked through and the cheese melted, 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Cut the Parmesan buns in half, place a good handful of arugula on the bottom half, top with a chicken burger, spoon on some sauce and place the top of the bun on top. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Burgers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 687 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 231mg77%
Sodium 1141mg48%
Potassium 854mg24%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 562mg56%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Burgers Chicken Corn Free Focaccia Marinara Sauce Parmesan Cheese
  1. Joy
    July 28, 2013

    These are perfcet for a get together I am having tonight – thank you!

    1. CarolKicinski
      August 6, 2013

      Ho Joy, hope you enjoyed them!

  2. Thomas
    August 5, 2013

    That’s looks incredibly delicious, just looking at the photo makes my mouth water! Mmmm, looks like a great recipe, I’m sure my wife will love it.

    1. CarolKicinski
      August 6, 2013

      Are you the cook? What a lucky wife you have :) Enjoy!

  3. Mike
    August 5, 2013

    I will say that looks incredibly delicious and I will try this later this week for dinner. My mouth is already watering and I can just imagine how it taste!

    1. CarolKicinski
      August 6, 2013

      Thanks, we really enjoyed it!

  4. Anna
    August 17, 2013

    This would be great for family picnics! I love to eat burgers on family outings and this would be great. Anyways this recipe got me at chicken parmesan! Mmm!

    1. CarolKicinski
      August 25, 2013

      Thanks Anna. We all loved them and hope you do too!

  5. Lyn Ashby
    September 23, 2013

    I’m not actually on a gluten-free diet but I have tried some of the recipes before. This was one I wanted to stop and look at because I’m always looking for new ways to make up a burger. There are just so many ways and they’re all so great. I love that this one is so much healthier with chicken instead of beef and yet it still has all kinds of great seasonings too.

  6. CarolKicinski
    September 25, 2013

    Than you so much Lyn! Enjoy.

  7. Nan Anderson
    September 7, 2015

    Thank you for these recipies. I have a friend coming for lunch. I do not have coelic problems, but want to know what is safe to give someone who has. Many thanks. Nan Anderson

    1. Gluten Free & More
      September 8, 2015

      You’re very welcome! You’re in the right place to ind out what is and is not safe for the gluten intolerant. And thank you for paying mind to the disease. :)

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