If I have ever fallen in love with a chicken dish, I might have just fallen for this one! The Grilled Bruschetta Chicken recipe that Joanna Gaines shares in the Magnolia Table Cookbook Vol.2 is my new favorite way to serve and eat chicken.
I mean, just look at how beautiful it is!
This recipe could not be easier to make, and it packs a flavor punch that had me coming back, again and again, all summer long! I really did fall in love, and it is one of those recipes that I can keep the ingredients around for and whip up on a whim.
The minimal ingredient list also helps. That keeps it on my shortlist, along with my favorite combo or tomatoes and feta and a drizzle of nice olive oil.
I have discovered this really great organic feta at Costco that comes in a tub of brining liquid. It is super soft and crumbly and has a beautifully smooth texture, and used in this dish is made it something I'd want to eat every day!
It makes a great light lunch, but if you get your hands on some beautifully ripe tomatoes it can quickly become a hearty dinner when served with a side of rice or pasta.
The family loved it and the simple mix of fresh herbs and really great olive oil are what makes this great. Invest in the best olive oil you can get your hands on or are willing to buy. Cold-pressed olive oil has my favorite flavor and will give this simple dish the boost that makes it great!
Mix the tomato salad well with its seasonings and the olive oil, taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed...BEFORE you add the cheese pieces in. This will keep the cheese from leaving a milky white coating over your tomatoes. This is really just a stylistic thing, it keeps the tomatoes looking nice and fresh, but it's my little chef/photographer secret!
When it comes to the chicken, I actually cooked mine inside on a grill pan that has a lid. I love this method because after I sear the first side and flip it over I put the lid on and turn off the heat after about 3 minutes. This allows the chicken to finish cooking slowly and will result in a more tender and juicy chicken breast.
FRESH HERBS. If you ever were 100% sure to use them, this is the time and place. Be sure to hunt down the fresh basil, you won't be sorry!
Overall, this Grilled Bruschetta Chicken is a recipe I look forward to making again and again. Fresh tomatoes, tangy salty feta, and a tender chicken breast = the perfect dinner in my book!
Until next time, Happy Cooking!
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MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAVE Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic-titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet set or 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This giant vat of olive oil is my favorite, I decant it into a smaller bottle for my counter. Or put this spigot on top of a wine bottle!
My favorite baking dish that is so easy to clean even burnt on cheese slides right off!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!