Two Words: Bruschetta Chicken

Ok, we’re going to take a quick break from quilts.  I promise I have lots of updates for you including updates on my charity quilt, new Bee blocks, and new fabrics, but this is important.  So important that I would be a terrible friend if I didn’t share.

Two words: Bruschetta Chicken.

Stop whatever you are doing.  Go buy these ingredients.  Make this for dinner.  Thank me later.  All I’m saying is this:  hands down the best thing I’ve made in a while.  Granted, I don’t cook often, but still.  Trust me.


So here is the original recipe, which you are free to follow, but I’ll also share it below with the changes I made.  Because it’s ten times easier.


4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
4 – 5 garlic cloves  (I used, like ,12)
1 cup fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil  (I probably used 4 times this amount)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar  (I think I used at least a cup?!  What?  I’m a southern girl at heart, ain’t nobody got time for a teaspoon of anything.)
1/4 cup water (Don’t need it because you’re not blending anything.  You have better things to do than wash dishes.)
1 cup sliced mushrooms (Forgot them, crap.)
1 package of cherry or grape tomatoes (Make sure you cut in half. “So they don’t explode.” -Husband)
1/2 red onion sliced (Gross.  Use if you want…)


Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Brown the chicken breasts in a pan. In a blender place the garlic, basil, olive oil, vinegar, water and pulse until pureed. (Nope.  That’s another dish to wash.  Not necessary.)  Instead, just roughly chop the basil and garlic, then throw it on top of the chicken in a pyrex dish.  Finally, douse it with as much olive oil and vinegar as you want.  The more vinegar, the better.  I’m just saying.

Place the browned chicken breasts in a pyrex and cover with the basil, garlic mixture. Top with mushrooms, tomatoes and onion and bake for about 40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Serve with brown rice and a salad.

So, you guys.  Sorry to take a diversion from quilting, but you will thank me.  Your partners will thank me.  Plus, you’re welcome for making it in one dish.  I do what I can… now if only that one dish would clean itself…


9 thoughts on “Two Words: Bruschetta Chicken

  1. Yum! You could toss the exact same ingredients with hot pasta straight from the pot. I do that all the time except it’s usually just the basil, mozz, tommies and balsamic. Aint’ nobody got time to get out the garlic press when you’re in the mood for a 15 minute meal.

  2. Looks delicious. I’m all for a break from the quilty stuff when it means there is is good food involved. I will be making this sometime this week.

  3. I keep pulling up this post so I can look at that delicious picture. It’s barely 11:00 and I’m thinking about my next meal. Never too early, as I always say!

    This looks/sounds so good… I am gonna make it this week. Declared!

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