Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken

Beautiful, fragrant and delicious! And this meal is one of my favorite ways to use fresh basil from my fun, new basil plant I found at Wegmans! This chicken is simple to put together but gives you a gourmet meal to present to your family, which in our house helps alot when there are red and green "things" mixed in with their food! It's a great way to start off this great summer season.

Chicken Ingredients:
3 chicken breasts
Marinade- olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, 2 torn basil leaves
Butterfly 3 chicken breasts and marinate in olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and basil leaves. Refigerate for as long as you can.
(To butterfly a chicken breast, just filet it, slowly, across from side to side but stop before you slice clear through. You will be able to unfold it and have a wide flat piece.) 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Bruschetta Ingredients:
3 medium tomatoes
1/4 cup of mozzerella cheese
5-6 leaves of basil
dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder

Dice tomatoes and remove the wet seeds. Tear the basil into the tomatoes. Toss with remaining ingredients. Set aside.

Lay the chicken out, cut side up, and lay some of the bruschetta on one half of the breast. Fold the other side over and toothpick to secure. Repeat with other two chicken breasts. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.


  1. Looks fantastic! I cannot wait to try it!

  2. It's another home run, Kelly! I was sharing some of your ideas with Brad as I meal plan for the coming week and this one blew his mind- first idea I pitched! Thank you for keeping this blog to help new 'house wives' like myself prepare good and healthy meals.

  3. Thank you for both of these comments! I am very proud of this meal, I feel like it's a "ta da" meal but so healthy and fresh. I know I will be making this over and over throughout the basil season.

  4. I looooove my basil plant - it's my favorite of my spices! This looks delicious!

  5. Kelly, it's so so so so yummy! You'll love it!

  6. Making this tonight :) trying it on the grill so I don't have to heat up my kitchen!

  7. I almost grilled this last night but I am inexperienced on the grill and wasn't sure how to go about it. Let me know how it goes! And thank you for using my blog! So fun!