Bruschetta Chicken

   I'm sure there are many of you out there, like myself, trying to lose a few pounds gained over the holidays. Am I right? I definitely indulged a little too much, but it was worth it. I'd actually like to lose a little more than I gained, so I'm on a mission to get  fit. I started the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred challenge yesterday, and I'm so sore I can barely lift my arms or walk normal  : /

   Of course with working out, healthy eating has to coincide. I've been searching for some healthy dinner ideas for my family so when I found this chicken it sounded right up our alley. I love bruschetta but never had it over grilled chicken. The results were stellar. This was a great way to change up some boring pieces of chicken.

Bruschetta Chicken
Recipe adapted from: Picky Palate
Makes 4 servings

4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
Kosher Salt
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 thin slices fresh Mozzarella

2 Vine-Ripened Tomatoes. seeded and diced
4 fresh Basil Leaves, stacked, rolled and thinly sliced into chiffonade
2 cloves Garlic, minced
Pinch of Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat grill pan or skillet to medium heat on stovetop. Spray with cooking spray.

To make Bruschetta topping:  In a mediium bowl combine tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt and balsamic. Toss gently together. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

For grilled chicken:  Combine balsamic and olive oil in a bowl. Season both sides of chicken with pinches of salt and place on grill. Brush top sides with balsamic mixture. Cook for 4-5 minutes and then flip chicken. Brush other side with balsamic and cook another 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. Place one piece of fresh mozzarella on each chicken breast and continue to cook until slightly melted.

Remove chicken from pan, and place on individual plates. Top each with desired amount of bruschetta topping. Serve immediately.


Aimee said...

We love bruschetta chicken. YUM! Good luck with Jillian :)

beti said...

this is just great, such a quick and easy recipe, thanks for sharing!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

Good luck with the shred! I've done her DVD many times but have never committed to the full 30 days!

This recipe looks delicious by the way!

- Maggie

Pammy Sue said...

I just found your blog yesterday and I love it! I made your chicken taco soup recipe today, and it was a hit. I love what you're doing here. Keep up the good work! Come visit me if you get a chance. I gave you a linky today for the chicken taco soup.

Jocelyn said...

Sadly I am right there with you trying to lose the extra pounds that cookie eating put on me. I have been looking for some healthy dinner meals and this chicken sounds just right!

Siggy Spice said...

Looks fabulous Holls....seriously, yumilicious! I am pinning it so I can remember this one when I start claiming my body next week ;)

Val said...

Seriously one of my favorite ways to eat chicken...

scratch-made wife said...

Oh, Jillian has kicked my butt before. ;) I know how you feel! And we've had something very similar to this for dinner before - yummy!

Julie said...

Looks yummy! I'm going to try this! I'm also doing Jilllian's 30 Day shred. Day 4 here. Stick with it. I did two 30 day cycles over the summer and you will get results!! :)