Brushetta Chicken

Protein bars have become my best friend all in an effort to beef up the protein and lay off the carbs. 

You might want to get used to seeing posts from PW because she is one of my favorite chefs:) This is another easy chicken recipe that is delicious!!! Although PW doesn’t shy away from carbs, this recipe is a good example of mostly veggies and meat with just a little bread. I served this to my picky eating brothers who won’t touch tomatoes or balsamic vinegar and they admitted it was good. 

Bruschetta Chicken–via The Pioneer Woman
Prep Time: 10mins+2hr marinating Cook Time: 10mins(for chicken)


Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 1 pint Red Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
  • 1 pint Yellow Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 16 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade)
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste (don’t Oversalt!)
  • 1 whole Baguette
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4-6 chicken breasts, grilled
  • basil pesto
  • mozzarella cheese

Preparation Instructions

In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute, removing before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden.) Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
Add tomatoes, balsamic, basil, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine, then taste and add more basil if needed, and more salt if needed (don’t oversalt, though!) Cover and refrigerate for an hour or two if you have the time.
Cut the baguette into diagonal slices to allow for the most surface area possible. Melt half the butter in a large skillet and grill half the bread on both sides, making sure they’re nice and buttery. Cook till golden brown on both sides. Repeat with the other half of the butter and the other half of the bread.
To serve, slather on some basil pesto, place a slice of mozzarella cheese, place half a chicken breast on the baguette and layer on the brushetta mixture.  Serve these delicious sandwiches and enjoy the vinegar and tomatoes oozing out of your mouth. 

Link ups:

Our Delightful HomeNap-Time Creationshttp://www.cookingtf.com/traditional-tuesdays-64/
http://premeditatedleftovers.com/hearth-and-soul-hop-94/
http://simplysugarandglutenfree.com/slightly-indulgent-tuesday-9412/#more-8934

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18 thoughts on “Brushetta Chicken

  1. This looks so yummy. I remember seeing it on PW's blog and thought it would be a winner. I am your newest follower. I wanted to thank you for stopping by Posed Perfection yesterday and leaving me sweet comments on the Chicken Ranch Wrap and the Souped up Stroganoff. I hope you'll be back for a visit soon. Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for following it Carissa! I've followed you back as well. You and your family are so stinking cute! Also, my husband would absolutely LOVE this recipe! I can't wait to get to know you more! 🙂

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