Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bruschetta Chicken-Summer in the Winter

So now that we are having a heat wave...well by winter in Chicago standards...time to stoke up the grill!  It seems like we have had weeks and weeks barely above zero, so anything in the 20s feels great!  The 40s???  Time to break out the swimsuit? Anyway, I guess I got used to the constant polar vortex.  But you know what???  There is nothing like a charcoal fire in the winter and grilled food!  Just a little sample of summer eats!  (Helps me make it through)

Now that's what I am talking about!

So easy to make...just smells and tastes like summer!

The Girl Who Ate Everything has the simple recipe that she adapted from Kraft Foods.

8 chicken breast halves
1 bottle of Sun Dried Tomato dressing
2 small, chopped tomatoes
1 cup shredded mozzerella cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped roughly

Place the chicken breast halves in a shallow pan.  Pour 3/4 of the dressing on top.  Marinate for at least 10 minutes.  Meanwhile get your grill going.  Remove chicken from marinade.  Now grill the chicken.  Discard the marinade.
Mix the chopped tomatoes, shredded mozzerella and basil together.  Stir in the remaining 1/4 of the dressing you did not use in the marinade.  Stir together and set aside.
Grill the chicken for about 6 minutes on one side.  Flip the chicken over on the grill and spoon the bruschetta mixture on top.  Grill for an additional 5-6 minutes with the lid down.  Serve.

Doesn't that just sound like summer?
Bring a taste of summer into your winter!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!


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