Chicken Parm Burgers with Arugula

These Chicken Parm Burgers with Arugula are a fun and delicious dinner that everyone will love. The burgers are easy to assemble and made with nourishing ingredients.

These burgers are great for weekend game days, family dinner, or even an easy meal prep lunch.

What Are Chicken Parm Burgers?

Chicken Parm burgers are inspired by the classic breaded chicken parmesan. These chicken parm burgers are not breaded and instead of being served on pasta, they are served on a whole wheat or regular burger bun. 

The burger patties are made with lean ground chicken, herbs, parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. The chicken patties are seared on both sides and topped with marinara, mozzarella cheese and arugula.  

Is Chicken Parmesan Unhealthy?

These chicken parm burgers are a healthy meal because they are well balanced and will keep you full and satisfied. Here’s why we love these chicken burgers:

  • Ground chicken is high in protein and low in saturated fat. This makes it a heart healthy protein source to include in your diet a few times a week. 
  • Unlike traditional chicken parm, these burgers aren’t breaded or fried so they don’t have extra calories. 
  • We topped these chicken parm burgers with arugula for a crisp veggie crunch in each bite. Arugula is packed with antioxidants and adds amazing flavor to the burgers. 
  • Try serving these on whole wheat burger buns if you can find them. Choosing whole grains adds more fiber and minerals to your meal. 

The Best Toppings For A Chicken Parm Burger

You can customize the toppings to your liking but our favorite combination is a slice of melted mozzarella, a dollop of marinara sauce and a small handful of arugula. The mozzarella adds a delicious creaminess and the arugula is a little bitter which balances all the flavors. If you don’t love arugula, spinach would be a great alternative.

What You Need To Make A Chicken Parm Burger

  • Ground chicken breast
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Dried oregano
  • Onion powder
  • Marinara
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper 
  • Mozzarella cheese 
  • Arugula 
  • Hamburger buns
  • Olive oil 
  • Basil – optional 

How To Prepare A Chicken Parm Burger

Begin by making your burger patties. Combine the ground chicken, parmesan, marinara and seasonings. Shape the mixture into 4 patties. 

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Place the chicken patties in the pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Top each chicken patty with a mozzarella slice and cover the pan to melt the cheese. 

Heat the additional marinara sauce in the microwave, then spoon some sauce onto each bun. Build your burgers with the marinara sauce, burger, and then arugula on top. Try serving with our Parmesan and Herb Roasted Zucchini.

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Chicken Parm Burger with Arugula and Mozzarella
These Chicken Parm Burgers with Arugula are a fun and delicious dinner that everyone will love. The burgers are easy to assemble and made with nourishing ingredients.
Course Dinner
Servings 4 Servings
Cuisine Italian


  • Large skillet


  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup marinara ¼ cup for mixing in ground chicken
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 slices mozarrella cheese
  • Arugula
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Olive oil
  • Basil optional


  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground chicken, garlic, parmesan, oregano, onion powder, ¼ cup of the marinara, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties until browned on each side (about 4-5 minutes per side). Top with a mozzarella slice and cover with lid until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more.
  • While patties are cooking, heat remaining marinara in the microwave or on stovetop. Toast buns if desired.
  • Spoon desired amount of marinara on bottom of bun, top with arugula, place chicken burger on top and spoon more marinara over burger. Add basil if desired and burger bun tops. Enjoy!


– Make your burgers into sliders.
– Add sliced tomato if desired.
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