Bruschetta has always been a “go-to” when entertaining guests last minute.

The longer the bruschetta topping marinates, the more flavourful it will be so it could be a good idea to make a huge batch of this recipe and enjoy it over a few days! You can choose to make your chicken however you would like – we usually prefer to grill, but baking or pan frying with low cal spray would work just as well. Simply sprinkle with a little sea salt and pepper and the bruschetta will do the rest.

So tomatoes! They’re sweet, juicy, and delicious. Everyone knows they are good for you, right? Sure. But does everyone know exactly why tomatoes are such a healthy food?

Well they contain vitamins A,C and K they are naturally low in saturated fat, cholesterol and of course, low in calories what more could you want?! They also provide niacin, thiamine, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for good health.

This fruit (not veg!) also has a quite a high water content, which makes them a great filling food to bulk up any recipe. All in all tomatoes really do make an excellent healthy food choice.

We grilled up some chicken breasts, topped it with the bruschetta mix and enjoyed it with a salad and some veggies. This healthy chicken recipe makes the perfect meal and really couldn’t be any easier to make.

Ingredients

3-4 small chicken breasts cut in half

1 tbsp olive oil

Handful of basil chopped

1-2 garlic cloves minced

8 red tomatoes

1-2 tbsps balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp freshly grated parmesan

Directions

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat

Add garlic and stir fry lightly for approx. 1 minute until garlic is a golden colour

Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly

Add tomatoes, balsamic, basil and salt and pepper

Toss to combine

Cover and marinate in fridge for 1-2 hours if time permits

Season the chicken breast with salt and black pepper, then grill or sauté until fully cooked through

Give tomato mixture a stir.

Arrange chicken on plate and spoon bruschetta topping over top

Top with grated parmesan.

 

Blog Post by Claire Jackson