Grilled chicken bruschetta

Grilled chicken bruschetta was born from having too many tomatoes in our pantry and no bread in sight.  I was also looking for a low carb meal, so I decided to grill chicken cutlets and use them as the toasted bread in my bruschetta recipe.  The results were awesome!  The chicken was a perfect vessel to serve the bruschetta topping.

Chicken Bruschetta

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

Bruschetta Topping

Start by dicing the tomatoes and onion and add to a medium bowl.

Dice the tomato

Next, mince the garlic and basil.  Then add to the bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients

Finally, add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

Fold together and then let sit while you grill the chicken.

Once the topping is prepped, cube the mozzarella and set aside.  If you add the mozzarella in at this point, it will get mushy.  However, you want it prepped now so that you can assemble quickly while the chicken is hot.

Preparing the Chicken

Begin prepping the chicken by slicing the chicken breasts into thin cutlets.  If you are lucky, your grocery stores will sell the chicken breasts pre-sliced into thin cutlets.  Perdue sells pre-packaged thin chicken breasts on the east coast.  Not sure about the rest of the country.

Slice the chicken

After the chicken is sliced into cutlets, cut the cutlets in half to make smaller pieces, similar in size to traditional bruschetta bread.

Before grilling, season the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Grill the chicken

Grill the chicken over high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are looking for a great thermometer, we recommend  the Thermoworks Thermapen MK4!  It is the only probe thermometer that we use. We trust and use Thermoworks products for taking the temperatures on all of our meals. They are durable, accurate and they have the best customer service around!

Grilled chicken cutlets

Remove from the grill.

Final Assembly

Before assembling the chicken bruschetta, fold the mozzarella into the tomato mixture.

Add the mozzarella

To assemble, top each piece of the grilled chicken with a few spoonfuls of the tomato mixture.

Top the chicken with the bruschetta topping

You can optionally garnish the bruschetta with some finely cut basil.

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

The basil is optional and just for looks.

Grilled chicken bruschetta
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Recipe type: Grilled
Cuisine: American/Italian
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Serves: 4 servings
 
The perfect low carb option for people who love bruschetta!
Ingredients
Bruschetta Topping
  • 1lb ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup sweet onion, diced
  • 2 tbs fresh basil, chopped or 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Chicken
  • 1 lb chicken breast, thinly sliced into cutlets
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
Bruschetta Topping
  1. Start by dicing the tomatoes and onion and add to a medium bowl.
  2. Next mince the garlic and basil. Then add to the bowl.
  3. Finally add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  4. Fold together and then let sit while you grill the chicken.
  5. Once the topping is prepped, cube the mozzarella and set aside. If you add it now, it will get mushy. However, you want it prepped now so you can assemble quickly while the chicken is hot.
Preparing the Chicken
  1. Begin prepping the chicken by slicing the chicken breasts into thing cutlets. If you are lucky, your grocery stores will sell the chicken breasts pre-sliced into think cutlets. Perdue makes them pre-packaged on the east coast. Not sure about the rest of the country.
  2. After the chicken is sliced into cutlets, cut the cutlets in half to make smaller pieces, similar in size to traditional bruschetta bread.
  3. Before grilling, season the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Grill the chicken over high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the grill.
Final Assembly
  1. Before assembling the chicken bruschetta, fold the mozzarella into the tomato mixture.
  2. To assemble, top each piece of the grilled chicken with a nice spoonful of the tomato mixture.
  3. You can optionally garnish the bruschetta with some finely cut basil. Once again this is optional. It is just for looks.
Chicken Bruschetta

This recipe is a favorite in our house.  The freshness of the tomatoes and the smokiness of the grilled chicken are a perfect combination.  Enjoy!

 

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Rex

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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