When it starts to get this time of year, two things are growing in abundance in the garden – tomatoes and basil. That means its time for garden fresh chicken bruschetta. Bruschetta is a wonderful aromatic dish that has the whole house smelling delicious for hours afterwards. Traditionally, bruschetta is served on fresh french bread, but this recipe doesn’t use french bread. It’s much lower in carbohydrates and points, and you won’t miss the french bread either.
*There was an error in the previous nutrition information. This recipe has been updated.
This colorful and aromatic dish is traditional and a great way to enjoy fresh basil and tomatoes from the garden.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
- 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Cook the chicken breasts in the 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- While the chicken cooks, prep the vegetables, and thinly slice the basil leaves.
- Once the chicken is cooked, remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
- Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and saute the onion and garlic for 2 -3 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and basil and cook for 4 -5 minutes, or until the tomatoes begin to soften.
- Stir in the balsamic vinegar.
- Return the chicken to the pan and continue to cook until the chicken is hot again.
- Serve the chicken breast topped with the tomato and onion mixture.
If desired, serve each serving with 1 slice of french bread. Calories are 468, 7.8 g fat, 37 g carbohydrate, 9.3 g fiber, 62 g protein and 11 points +.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20 minute(s)
Diet tags: High protein, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Italian
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 chicken breast with 2/3 cup of tomato mixture.
Each serving = 8 Smart Points/5 Points
PER SERVING: 225 calories; 4g fat; 1.7g saturated fat; 17g carbohydrates; 4g sugar; 43g protein; 8.5g fiber