Skinny Bruschetta Chicken

Say H E L L O to my new favorite chicken dinner — skinny bruschetta chicken!! I got a ton of feedback on my Thai Chicken  (still a fav!) so I had to share another dynamite chicken recipe! My husband and I could eat chicken every single night of the week — no problem.  Since we love it so much, we are always looking for new, healthy recipes! Enter — SKINNY BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN! I found this recipe and tweaked it a bit to make it more waistline friendly.  It turned out DELICIOUS and I can’t wait to share the recipe!! Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breasts (pounded thin)
  • 4 tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 3 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (separated)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt
Your first step is to make the bruschetta mixture in a small mixing bowl.
  1. Take your fresh basil and chop it into small pieces.  Roughly measure out about 4 tbsp.
  2. Dice all 4 Roma tomatoes into small chunks based on the size you desire.
  3. Mince the 1/4 of a red onion.
  4. Add 1 tbsp olive oil.
  5. Include 1/4 cup parmesan cheese — freshly shaved is best!
  6. Salt to taste.
  7.  Combine all ingredients.
Next, you want to sear your chicken.  
  1. Coat a hot pan with the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Place all 4 chicken breasts onto the pan after pounding them thin.  Note: I did NOT pound them thin which resulted in a much longer cooking time — lesson learned!!
  3.  Add 1.5 tsp of Italian seasoning and 1 tsp minced garlic to the breasts and let sear for about 5 minutes — flip and repeat.
  4.  Check chicken temperature periodically with a meat thermometer.  You want the internal temperature to reach, but not exceed, 165 degrees.
I just loved how searing the chicken in such a small amount of oil still gave them that crispy, crunchy exterior — mmmmmm! Last step — assemble! Last but not least, take your seared chicken breasts and top them with equal parts bruschetta mixture and pair with your favorite carb and veggie!  We did a quinoa/brown rice mixture as well as sauteed snap peas — perfect! E N J O Y!

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