Meet the Sullivans: Balsamic Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

November 19, 2011

Balsamic Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

This is another recipe I've been meaning to share for a while (like since September!). I found it on Picky Palate. What caught my attention was that it seemed fresh and simple (you know I love that) and it ended up being very good.
Balsamic Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
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INGREDIENTS 
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Pinch of salt
¼ Cup balsamic vinegar
¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil
8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
4 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced
8 fresh basil leaves, stacked, rolled and thinly sliced into chiffonade (long strips)
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

DIRECTIONS 
1. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat on the stovetop. Spray with cooking spray. Combine balsamic and olive oil in a bowl. Season both sides of chicken with pinches of salt and place on grill. Brush top sides of chicken with balsamic mixture. Cook for 4-5 minutes and flip chicken. Brush with additional balsamic and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. During the last 2 minutes of grilling place 2 slices of cheese over top each chicken to melt.

2. In a large bowl combine the tomatoes, basil garlic, salt and balsamic. Toss gently to combine. Place chicken breasts on a serving plate and top with tomato mixture. Serve warm.

There is also a way to modify the recipe and make these into sandwiches, so follow the link if that sounds interesting to you. Next time we'll have to try it that way! 

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