Make grilled chicken bruschetta for an easy summer dinner — just season the chicken with aromatic herbs and top with sweet fresh tomato salad.
Chicken bruschetta — it’s a perfect example of what minimalist cooking is all about.
And who doesn’t love that, especially on busy weeknights or lazy summer days?
All you need for this recipe are fresh herbs (more is better), ripe, sweet tomatoes and boneless chicken breasts.
Make a simple tomato salad and use it as a fresh sauce for the quick-cooking chicken.
Yes, chicken breasts can be a snooze but there’s nothing like the ease of cooking them.
Plain grilled chicken loves to be paired with acidic flavors and garlic, which is just what this recipe does.
I topped off the chicken on this page with a crazy-good Summer Cherry Tomato Salad, which mixes sweet roasted tomatoes with fresh ones.
It’s a two-for-one kind of recipe, which makes life interesting 🙂
One thing to know about authentic bruschetta is that it’s actually an Italian snack or antipasto based on grilled crusty bread.
It probably ranks as one of the simplest meals in the world: Toasted bread rubbed with garlic, lavishly drizzled with olive oil, and topped with any number of vegetables, meats or cheese.
The salsa-like tomato topping on bread known as bruschetta in the United States is just one variation.
But when did bruschetta become so generic?
I kind of wish it hadn’t, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious!
More ideas for this delicious chicken bruschetta:
- Make the salad ahead of time and leave it at room temperature for a few hours until you’re ready to cook the chicken.
- Add some sliced mozzarella to the plate (bite-size bocconcini are cute and tasty).
- Drizzle with good balsamic vinegar.
- Serve the chicken with fresh greens like arugula or baby spinach for a low-carb meal.
- Of course, you can always serve over pasta!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 102mg Sodium: 321mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Protein: 40g
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 299mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10g Protein: 10g
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