Thursday, February 19, 2015

No Bread Bruschetta Chicken

I have to admit it, I have an addiction... an addiction to bread. I would eat bread (and chocolate) for every meal if I could. I mean, I could, but I would probably die of malnutrition or something. Theo's Chocolate bar, bread & chocolate, is probably the best invention ever in my book. What geniuses to combine my two favorite things of all time! I think I could write a sonnet about bread, if I had time. 

With that, I also really love meals that involve bread. Firstly being, bruschetta. This Italian appetizer is on the top of my list of things to secretly eat as a meal. Sorry mom! .......#notsorry

To make my mom, and my body proud, I came up with a no bread version of this amazing combination, so I could actually eat it for dinner without overloading on carbs. It was really simple honestly. Just switch out the bread for chicken!

Viola ... boom .... Bruschetta Chicken. It's healthy and filling, and makes great leftovers. I guarantee. You can even make it into a salad if you want to pack in the veggies. But it's great just on its own too....or with some bread to mop up the residual balsamic....


  • Four chicken breasts (salt & peppered)
  • Two cups diced tomatoes 
  • One cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Three tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice to taste
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • Four fresh slices mozzarella
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped 


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. Prep chicken: pat dry, add salt & pepper to both sides, transfer to foil lined baking sheet
3. Bake chicken for 30-40 until middle is opaque (internal temp should be 165F, no pink!)
4. During the last 2-5 minutes of cooking, take the chicken out turn the oven from 400 to broil. Put the slices of mozzarella ontop and place the chicken back in the oven to melt the cheese and finish baking
5. While chicken is cooking and/or cooling combine the diced tomatoes, red onion, balsamic, oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon together
6. When the chicken is done top the tomato mixture ontop. 

Serve with a garden salad or on top of a salad!
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Bruchetta Chicken Salad. Get your veggies in!


  1. Yum! I'm going to make this next week! Thanks for the idea :)

    1. take a picture and let me know how it goes alyssa ;)

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