Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fresh is BEST!

I got these recipes from some Foodie Blogs of course and they were Killer! I truly can't wait to make them again. The Bruschetta Chicken was from the Kraft foods website and while I am sure it would have still tasted great following the recipe. I decided to make it a little Fresher by adding Basil from my garden and slices of Fresh Mozzarella and topping it with some Orzo ( it was a super light summer supper that my kids just gobbled up)

I paired the chicken with French Bread from a great blog. I have never made nor eaten homemade French Bread, the fam and I devoured it ( I was even able to make some super yummy french toast with it). It is also a really easy recipe that even Jackson enjoyed helping with.

"Shelle's Fabulous French Bread" - Michelle Shirley

2 1/2 c. Warm Water
2 T. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
2 T. Oil
6 c. Flour
2 T. yeast

* I used a bosch instead of a bowl and let IT do the mixing and it still worked great.

Pour warm water in large bowl; sprinkle yeast over water. Let dissolve about 5 minutes. Sprinkle on sugar, salt, and oil. Stir to dissolve all.
Add 1/2 of the flour; stir. Add remainder of flour; stir.
Leave spoon right in batter. Let dough rest 10 min., then stir down. Do this 6 times.
Turn dough on floured board. Knead only to coat with flour.
Divide in 2 parts.
Roll out into a rectangle. Roll up like a jelly roll; tuck under ends.
Repeat with other dough part.
Place on cookie sheet; let rise 30 mins. Cut 3 gashes across top. Bake at 400* for 25-30.
{after it's done baking i like to lightly rub it with butter when it's still warm}

Onto the Chicken so I wanted to start out showing you how I like to cut tomatoes. You may already have your own method but I love mine and if you aren't married to your's maybe you can give this a try.

This works best with Roma tomatoes ( which is what I always buy since they are always on sale and are almost always good)
I slice the top off the cut it in half
next I cut into thin strips
Then I put them all in a row and cut down them all. I like really small pieces but you can make them big or small depending on your liking.

Here is that fabulous French Bread right out of the oven
With the Basil I stack them up
roll em
then cut them
After you have marinated the chicken ( I couldn't seem to find the right dressing so I used Catalina- still great)
place them on a grill, I used and indoor grill with sides and it made the cooking process soooo much easier.
Flip it
Toss together a mixture of tomatoes, basil, evoo, balsamic and salt
take the chicken off the grill and put a piece of foil down and then place chicken and tomato mixture on top
layer with mozzarella
top with foil
basically let it cook till cheese is melted.

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

9 or 10 chicken tenderloins

4-5 medium roma tomatoes

fresh basil pkg.

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

Mozzarella Cheese

Sun-dried Tomato Dressing/ or Catalina Dressing

Marinate chicken in about a 1/2 cup of dressing.

Cut basil and tomato small then put in a bowl and add olive oil and balsamic and salt to liking.

Cook chicken on grill, then place foil on grill and put chicken and tomato and basil mixture on top. Layer on sliced cheese and put foil on- cook until cheese is melted.


  1. Mmmm. This really looks so yum.

  2. Can you just cook for me, like are amazing and I am sorely lacking the energy or desire since Ty works nights!!! Yummy!!!


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