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Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

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A delicious BBQ chicken recipe for the grill this summer is bruschetta chicken. This recipe consists of marinated chicken breasts grilled and brushed with BBQ glaze and then topped with cheese and a bruschetta mixture. The bruschetta mixture is a combination of tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar, as well as other various seasonings. There are two different types of cheeses that add flavor to this chicken—parmesan and mozzarella. The BBQ glaze for this recipe is very simple and only consists of a few different ingredients, which chances are you already have on hand. These ingredients include ketchup, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and oregano. If you are looking for a delicious grilled chicken recipe for summer, give this one a try. Enjoy!

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Bruschetta Chicken

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Spice Rub-

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Glaze-

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

Bruschetta-

  • 6 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. To prepare the spice rub. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, lime juice, olive oil, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over each side of the chicken breasts. Place into a large sealable plastic bag or container. Place into the refrigerator and marinade for 1 hour.
  2. To make the bruschetta in a medium bowl add the roma tomatoes. Add garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Lightly toss all of the ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  3. To prepare the glaze- in a small bowl whisk together ketchup, ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, oregano and 4 tablespoons brown sugar.
  4. Lightly grease the grates of an outdoor grill. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken breasts to the grill. Grill the chicken breasts turning once, until they are almost fully cooked (about 10 minutes per side). Brush the chicken breasts on each side a couple of times with the glaze. Continue to cook the chicken until it is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.). During the last few minutes of cooking, top the chicken breasts with some mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Close the grill and cook until the cheese has melted.  Remove the chicken from the grill. Top each chicken breasts with bruschetta for serving.

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