Monday, October 15, 2012

Bruschetta Chicken

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I know I did. While I was planning a continuation of my Atlanta recap for you this morning, I decided it had been far too long since I shared a new recipe with you. So my friends, there was a change in plans. This delicious chicken dish is one you'll find yourself making over and over again. It comes together very quickly and tastes oh.so.yummy. Make this for dinner tonight. You won't be disappointed. 


Bruschetta Chicken
(serves 4)

Ingredients:
For the chicken:
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1/2 Italian-style bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil, separated

For the topping:
- 1 plum tomato, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup of fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Dash of dried basil
- Dash of salt & pepper
Optional: fresh basil, for topping

Method:
1. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients for the topping (except the fresh basil), cover, and set aside.
2. With a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken into thin pieces. 
3. Prep your dredging station by combining the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese on a small plate.
4. Then heat a large skillet with 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium heat.
5. Coat each chicken breast in the bread crumb/cheese mixture, making sure both sides of the chicken are covered.
6. Place the coated chicken in the large skillet, and brown on one side for about 5-7 minutes. Then flip each chicken breast over, and add the last tbsp of olive oil to the pan. 
7. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until fully cooked on both sides.
8. Remove the chicken from the skillet and drain over a paper towel to soak up any of the extra olive oil. 
9. Plate and spoon the bruschetta topping over each of the chicken breasts. Optional: Top the chicken with a bit of fresh basil.


As you can see, I served mine alongside a small serving of pasta and some broccolini. Absolute perfection in my book!

4 comments :

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

yum! this looks so tasty and refreshing. i love anything with basil. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Caroline said...

Oh yum! I needed a chicken recipe for tonight!

ashley nicole catherine said...

oh yum! i LOVE bruschetta, so i know i'd love this recipe!

Melissa Blake said...

Oh man, that looks so delicious!! xoxo

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