Bruschetta, for those of you who havenâ€™t tried it yet, is a delicious, refreshing Italian appetizer thatâ€™s easy to throw together, making it perfect for entertaining. Comprised of tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar and basil, this is similar to salsa, but is typically served on slices of lightly toasted baguette. Here, we took all the traditional flavors and transformed the recipe into something a little more substantialâ€¦.
You can never go wrong with a skillet dinner, so we took our tasty bruschetta, spooned it on our chicken, then rolled everything up and threw it in the pan. Whip up a quick balsamic sauce, drizzle it on everything, then pop it all in the oven. This dinner is packed with fresh flavors, plus, itâ€™s filling and perfect for a weeknight or weekend dinner; win-win!
1 hour to prepare serves 4-6
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 ripe tomatoes, diced
- 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated, divided
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/3 cup fresh basil, cut into ribbons, plus more for garnish
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
- kosher salt, to taste
- Combine tomatoes, parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and basil in a large bowl. Stir until everything is incorporated, then set aside.
- Spoon bruschetta mixture over seasoned chicken breasts (donâ€™t worry about using all of it), then roll each breast up and secure tightly with toothpicks.
- Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add rolled up chicken breasts to hot oil and brown on all sides until cooked through.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, garlic, dried basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
- Pour remaining bruschetta mixture over chicken roll-ups, then drizzle balsamic sauce over everything.
- Continue cooking for another 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through fully and flavors blend together.
- Top chicken with remaining mozzarella and cook until melted.
- Garnish with fresh basil and serve hot.
Recipe adapted from Diethood