tasty tuesday ~ chicken parmesan burger...

We're grillin and chillin this week my friends. The heat wave has made it's way east and there is no way I was going to turn on my oven. Well, I lie. I did turn on the oven for the dessert that I will share this weekend on Sweet Sunday's. You'll have to stop in and say hello. It will be well worth the click!

Anyway...back to this weeks selection for Tasty Tuesday...the mighty, the awesome, the amazingly (if you forget the cheese) healthy, big, beautiful bursting with flavor Chicken Parmesan Burger tweaked slightly from the original recipe shared in the July/Aug '12 issue of Cuisine at Home

As a long time subscriber of this magazine, I am always delighted at how simple, yet flavorful the majority of their recipes are. This one is no exception. This burger is moist and tastes just like Chicken Parmesan. The crispy grilled ciabatta bread just sends it over the edge into awesomeland.

So yummy!

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This weeks recipe is being shared with  Nap Time CreationsBalancing Beauty and Bedlam , Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box, Fat Tuesday @ Real Food ForagerDomestically Divine Homemaking Link UpWhat's Cooking Wednesday @ Tales from the Fairy Blogmother, Raising Homemakers, Delicious DishesTempt Your Tummy TuesdayThe Kids in the Kitchen Link-up @ Young Living Oil Lady,  The King's Court IVThis Chic CooksCast Party Wednesday @ Lady behind the CurtainTuesdays at the Table33 Shades of Green, Full Plate @ Miz Helen's Country CottageFriday Flair @ Whipperberry Food on Friday's @ Anne KroekerSimply Delish Saturday @ KB and Whitsnakes HomeCooking Thursday @ A Diary of a Stay at Home MomGCC Recipe swap @ The Grocery Cart Challengeas well as the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop@21st Century Housewife. Head on over to their blogs and check out other fabulous recipes.
Chicken Parmesan Burger
adapted from Cuisine at Home Magazine, July-August 2012

1 1/2 lb ground chicken
1/2 cup shredded onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
4 slices fresh mozzarella- 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
add salt and pepper to taste

jar or homemade marinara sauce
4 slices Provolone

4 ciabatta pieces, halved, grilled 4-inch
fresh basil leaves

Preheat grill to medium-high.  Brush grill grate with oil.  Coat a sheet of parchment paper  with non-stick spray.

Pulse chicken, garlic, dried basil and oregano in a food processor just until combined.  Divide meat into 8 portions and shape into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick patties in 2 rows on prepared parchment using a fork.

Top half the patties with a slice of mozzarella and 1 T parmesan, season with salt and pepper and cover with remaining patties.  Seal the edges of the burger with a fork, season with salt and pepper, and coat with nonstick spray.

Grill burgers, covered, 4 minutes.  Flip burgers and top with marinara and provolone slices; grill, covered to well done, 4-5 minutes more.  Remove burgers from grill, tent with foil, and let rest 5 minutes.

Place each burger on a bottom ciabatta half, top with basil leaves and top ciabatta half.