Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Boy, I’ll tell ya…I really enjoyed today! :mrgreen:

I put together a quick veggie sandwich for lunch:

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Whole wheat Farmer’s Market bread, spread with a wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Mozzarella , Sun-Dried Tomato, & Basil cheese, and some tomato slices + leftover roasted veggies.

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I ended up having to eat this bad boy open-faced…it was too much to handle! 😯

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For the rest of the afternoon, I was able to accomplish a little more housework, finished the rest of my gift scrapbook from our wedding, filled some frames with new pictures, and treated myself to a much-needed pedicure. I’m not kidding when I say much needed…the girl must have looked up at me at least five times, with a “girl, your feet are naaaaasty expression plastered all over her face. Oops. 😳

Eventually, it was time to start thinking about dinner. Over the weekend I bought a large pack of chicken, which has been sitting in the fridge ever since; partially because I haven’t had time to cook a “real” dinner, but mostly because I despise re-packaging the large packs of chicken. Whenever chicken is on sale at our grocery store we buy a large pack, clean and trim them, divide them up, and freeze them. It’s definitely cheaper buying the large pack – I got 8 chicken breasts for $8.43. Not too shabby. 😉

I froze 6 of them, and left two stragglers behind for tonight’s dinner. I decided to make one of my favorite go-to recipes from way back from when I was still living with my parents (*I say way back…which was actually 2 years ago this past Tuesday! Hard to believe…) The recipe comes from a Kraft Foods magazine, which I used to get quarterly, but I think they stopped sending them? Either way, this recipe is a favorite of mine…quick, easy, & delicious: Bruschetta Chicken Bake.

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On the side, I finished off the rest of my leftover roasted veggies. I’m gonna need to make some more…they were soooo good.

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This recipe is just awesome. Give me bruschetta in any way, shape, or form, and I am a happy camper. When I make this recipe, I like to use Italian-style tomatoes, just to give it another added “kick” of flavor. The original recipe calls for mozzarella cheese; I didn’t have any on hand, so I substituted a lonely slice of provolone cheese + some Mexican-style shredded cheese, and it was still just as delicious.

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Bruschetta Chicken Bake

(original recipe can be found here)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pkg. Stove Top Lower Sodium Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 tsp minced garlic (or 2 garlic cloves, minced)
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place tomatoes in medium bowl. Add stuffing mix, water, and garlic; stir just until stuffing is mix is moistened. Set aside.

Place chicken in 13×9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with basil and cheese. Top with stuffing mixture.

Bake 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. ENJOY! 😛

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to go relax for the evening…perhaps with a little baking thrown in there. 😉

Question for the Night:

Do you ever buy “in bulk” in order to save money? What do you buy and/or where do you shop??

Comments

  1. says

    i’m a total costco girl!—toilet paper, paper towel, contact solution, soap, cereal….pretty much anything we use ALL the time!

    that bruschetta bake looks so good! i may need to try this!

  2. says

    We buy in bulk from Sam’s Club and definitely save a lot of money doing so. Thanks for the great recipe…it looks tasty and easy to make- perfect for a week night.

  3. Kathryn says

    Kraft Foods magazine isn’t free anymore:( You now have to pay for it; however, you can find most of their recipes on their website.

  4. says

    I like to buy in bulk whenever possible, but always just staples like flour, sugar, COFFEE…you get the picture. The bruschetta bake sounds awesome, too!

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