Saturday, 3 March 2012

Chicken Ciabatta Bruschetta

Let me just start off by explaining that we have changed our culinary lifestyle in the past month to be geared more towards a clean eating/raw foods kind of menu.

For us this change means a step in the right direction for our overall health, setting a good example for Jack, and really enjoying some great recipes. We have found the change to be challenging but now that we are more adjusted to the lifestyle it really rocks.  Both of us have struggled (You know - that after dinner "I need to munch on something sweet so desperately I'll go for a spoonful of sugar") with giving up the sweets and fast food.

However now that we are off the junk it allows for some really great things to enter our lives.  I'll be sure to post some of our new favourite recipes over the next few weeks.

Now onto the recipe of the day - Chicken Ciabatta Bruschetta.

It is inspired from a recipe we found through Pinterest called Grilled Bruschetta by The Girl Who Ate Everything. I found in my desperate hunt for healthy chicken recipes. We would still like to try this one out but we were craving Bruschetta when it came to actually making it.

This recipe has no amounts because of to reasons. First of all it really depends on how much you are going to make and second of all because I wasn't in the kitchen when Scotty made it this particular time!

Things you'll need to gather:
Mini Ciabatta Buns (or any sort of bread, we enjoy baguettes too!)
Fresh Basil
Cherry Tomatoes (Or plum, just nothing TOO juicy)
Feta Cheese
Olive Oil
Chicken Breast
Balsamic Reduction

We used two chicken breasts worth of chicken as we were having it for a meal, but you can really use as much or as little as you like. Cut into dice sized cubes and fry in pan on stovetop with olive oil for roughly 10 minutes until cooked through.

Chop your basil, tomatoes and crumble your feta combine in a bowl with the chicken and set aside. Mix together a couple tbsp of oil and a tsp of garlic in a small bowl. Using a marinade brush give each piece of bread a good rub with the oil and then place on a cookie sheet.

 Pop into the oven set to broil. This will crisp up your bread but do keep a close eye on it because it can quickly go from nicely toasted to BURNT very quickly.

Next take your bread out when nicely toasted and top with your chicken/basil/feta mix. Its easiest to just do this task by grabbing a handful and sprinkling it onto your bread.
Last step - drizzle with balsamic reduction or just balsamic vinegar if you don't have any kicking around (But its lovely to keep in your cupboard. We bought the Balsamic Glaze in a squeeze bottle from Superstore for around $5 and it works perfectly.)

Oh wait. Of course now the last step - Enjoy!


  1. Sounds very good and I will try it.
    I really enjoy your Blog, keep the recipes coming.

    1. Oh I am so glad you're following my blog Pearle! Definitely try the bruschetta it is to die for! I'm posting another recipe tomorrow - one of my new favs for a cold winter day!