Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What's For Dinner? Mediterranean Style Chicken Breasts

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Remember my Chicken Bruschetta recipe?
It's the perfect dish for entertaining.

You add the tomato topping just before serving on a platter of greens and drizzle w/ some balsamic vinegar & olive oil.

You can make it ahead, and serve it cold. Everyone loves it.

This time I mixed it up a bit and added feta cheese and olives to the mix to make it more Mediterranean style. Instead of basil, I added chopped parsley.

I like to saute my chicken breasts with a dusting of flour on them, but you can certainly grill them.

Mediterranean Style Chicken Breasts:

4 chicken breasts, pounded thin
flour, salt & pepper to dredge the chicken with

5 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 red onion, chopped
kosher salt & pepper
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil

crumbled feta cheese
chopped kalamata olives
fresh chopped parsley

Make the tomato mixture and season with salt & pepper. I like to add the cheese at the end, so it doesn't get too wet from the tomatoes.

Coat your chicken breasts in flour, salt & pepper.
Saute in olive oil for a few minutes on each side, turning only once.
(you can also grill the chicken breasts if you want to save calories).

Spread out your arugula or mixed greens on a platter and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Lay the cooked chicken breasts over the arugula salad.

Top the salad with the chicken breasts and spoon on the tomato mixture and serve!


Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

What a beautiful appetizer idea for my Sweet Basil Kitchen! We love bruchetta, and this makes it low-carb friendly!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a beautiful, easy dinner dish. I agree with Jane. This is carb friendly and I've always got a dinner guest or two who are watching their carbs for one reason or another.

The Japanese Redneck said...

You come up with the most amazing recipes. I luv the pictures too!

elra said...

Pretty presentation, very colorful, and appetizing.

Michele said...

All my fav ingredients!

Pam said...

What a beautiful and healthy recipe. I love Greek flavors.

Jen_from_NJ said...

A lot of my favorites rolled into one beautiful dish - love it! I really like the idea of serving it over top of arugula.

Claudia said...

Love topping chicken with bruschetta toppings. It just sings. And then I put it on salad or just scoop it into my mouth. Yes. That's the ticket. Just eat it.