Best Chicken Parmesan Smash Burgers on the Flattop Griddle

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Flattop Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Imagine a soft and delicate ground chicken burger served up like chicken parmesan. We’re changing it up making delicious chicken parmesan smash burgers on the flattop griddle.

Whether you have a flat top griddle or you are cooking on the stove in a large skillet (that’s flat), these burgers are sure to please. The burgers are soft and tender compared to ground beef and so great to make to mix up your grilling recipes. Check out our pizza burger recipe for your flat top.

We also have made a delicious chicken parmesan recipe in the oven.

breadcrumbs ground chicken and seasoning

What Ingredients Are Used To Make Homemade Chicken Burgers?

  • ground chicken
  • Italian bread crumbs
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • Italian herbs seasoning
  • melted butter
  • hamburger buns
  • marinara sauce
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • provolone, mozzarella or cheddar cheese slices
  • olive oil (to oil the griddle)
  • hamburger buns

Additional you can modify this to your tasks, garlic powder or onion powder.

salt and pepper, Italian herb seasoning in bowl with ground chicken
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Chicken Parmesan Smash Burgers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs or add 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning to plain
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil to the grill
  • 1 stick butter and & 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning melted together to toast on the buns
  • Hamburger buns
  • Sliced mozzarella or provolone cheese for each patty
  • 16 ounce jar marinara sauce warmed up
  • shredded parmesan cheese


  • In a large bowl, add your ground chicken and Italian bread crumbs. If you only have plain, add about a Tablespoon of Italian seasoning to your bread crumbs.
  • Add salt and pepper into bowl and mix gently until everything comes together.
  • Roll into tennis ball size meatballs. Cover with plastic and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to griddle.
  • Heat up the griddle to a medium high temp and put oil down on the griddle to keep the meat from sticking.
  • Place a meatball down on the hot griddle and place a small piece of parchment paper on top of the meatball. Smash the burger flat to 1/4". Repeat for all meatballs Add a little salt & pepper if desired.
  • Place the marinara sauce in a small pot and place it on the flat top (or heat up in your kitchen). Set aside once it is warm.
  • Take the melted butter with Italian seasoning and spread on the inside of the buns and place down onto the griddle until golden brown.
  • Flip the patties once they are golden brown. These are going to cook quickly.
  • Place a slice of cheese on each patty and add a about a tablespoon on top of the cheese slice.
  • Add about a Tablespoon full of parmesan cheese on top of the marinera and let it melt. If it's not melting, add the dome with a little water for steam.
  • Once the patty is brown on the bottom, it's time to plate and serve.
  • Stack the patties for double patty burgers or serve as singles.
  • Place the patties onto the buns.
  • If you like the buns saucy and slopping, add more marinara just before serving.


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How do You Keep Ground Chicken Burgers from Falling Apart?

The smash chicken burgers are definitely delicate compared to ground beef burgers. One tip is to not put too much bread crumbs in the chicken or it will not stick together. If you add too much, add a little water to get the burgers to form back together into meatballs.

flattening chicken burgers on flat top griddle

What Can I do with Leftover Ground Chicken or Chicken Patties?

If you have leftover or extra meatballs, you could make lasagna with them. Bake them and the crumble and add into lasagna. If there are leftover chicken burger patties, you can chop up the extra and add into spaghetti and serve with delicious garlic bread or chop and serve again on brioche buns.

golden brown chicken patties

Can I Make My Own Ground Chicken?

You definitely can. Use small chicken nugget size chunks of chicken and process in your meat processor or food processer.

adding melted Italian seasoning with melted butter on burger buns

How Fast do the Chicken Burger Patties Cook?

Cook patties on a medium high heat and because they are flat, they cook quickly. If you are cooking sides, like beans or corn, start cooking them sooner, because the ground chicken patties will cook quickly as they are thin..

adding marinara and parmesan cheese on chicken patties

What is a Ground Chicken Substitute?

You can use ground turkey in place of ground chicken. Note that ground turkey is just as delicious for these burgers. Turkey is also delicate and will need to be moist to keep together and be cooked on a flat surface (not a grill) to keep it together. If you don’t have a flattop griddle, you can use a flat grill pan (like what you use to make pancakes on).

Craving something delicious? Try our chicken parmesan smash burgers! Juicy, cheesy, & packed with flavor. Easy to make and lots of flavor.

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  1. this recipe sounds so good..can’t wait to make it 😁

    also wanted to let you know that I the instructions it says ground beef instead of ground chicken..

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