A lot of garlic, a lot of flavor with Bruschetta Chicken!

When you hear the word "bruschetta," you probably first think of Italy, followed by the way this fine snack is usually served: toasted bread with the olive oil and chopped tomatoes on top. The following recipe takes the delicious ingredients that make up the topping and combines them so skillfully with the chicken, mozzarella and potatoes that this beloved appetizer is turned into a fantastic main course.

You'll need:

For the chicken:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • salt, pepper

For the potatoes:

  • 16 oz baby potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 two finely chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ oz parmesan
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 ball of mozzarella cut in slices

For the bruschetta mix:

  • 5¼ oz cherry tomatoes in different colors
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the garnish:

  • fresh basil leaves

Here's how:

1. First coat a deep baking tray with the oil, place the chicken breasts on it and season them with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Cut the potatoes into roughly even chunks, put them in a bowl and pour on the oil. Next, add all the spices and the cheese and mix everything thoroughly together. Then add everything in with the chicken on the baking tray.

After that, cover each chicken breast with a thick slice of mozzarella.

3. Now halve all the cherry tomatoes and put them in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and garlic before pouring in the balsamic vinegar and the oil. Mix everything well and then spread the contents of the bowl around the chicken breasts.

4. Put the tray in a convection oven and bake the whole thing for 25 minutes at 390°F. 

Tip: Carefully removed all the ingredients from the tray and arrange them on a serving platter. As a final touch, you can decorate the dish with fresh basil leaves around the edge.

Now, like the traditional Italian appetizer, your dish is ready to serve. The tomatoes make the dish nice and light, but no one will leave the table hungry after you serve this up!

And if you're still hungry for Italian-inspired chicken recipes, you can try our Chicken Parmigiana.

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