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Bruschetta Chicken Bake

by Courtney on November 11, 2010

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! :shock:

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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. :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! :-P

 

 

 

 

 

 

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??

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1 janae @hungryrunnergirl.com November 11, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I love buying in bulk…Costco and I are BFF’s. Your sandwich looks amazing, I always have to eat my wraps open because they are too huge!

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2 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices November 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm

TOTALLY agree that Bruschetta anyway is awesome :D I think I could eat it everyday & never get sick of it.
Glad you enjoyed your day off!!

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3 Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 11, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Dinner looks amaze-balls, girl! I buy chicken in bulk, too, but I get so lazy to cut/freeze it!

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4 erica November 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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!

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5 Laura November 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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.

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6 Di @ http://thetreadmilldiaries.com/ November 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm

This chicken dish looks mmm mmm good.

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7 Kathryn November 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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.

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8 Shanna, like Banana November 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm

This is totally something I could make because it requires minimal nekkid chicky touching!

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9 Brenda November 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Where do you get the laughing cow mozz sun dried tomato cheese? I tried price chopper but no luck.

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10 Courtney November 12, 2010 at 7:48 am

Hannaford!!

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11 movesnmunchies November 12, 2010 at 1:51 am

I wish could get all the different Laughing Cow flavors over here! I’ve only been able to find the regular light :( sounds amazing though!

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12 withasideofhope November 12, 2010 at 8:19 am

I just made that Bruschetta Chicken Bake on my blog like two weeks ago!! :) I love it! It’s such a good dish to make!

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13 CaSaundra November 12, 2010 at 8:58 am

I’ve made this recipe before–it’s fail-proof and delish!

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14 Megan (Braise The Roof) November 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I try to avoid buying any of the “convenience” items at the grocery store. I buy whole carrots instead of baby carrots- I’m crazy like that. ;) But it’s so much cheaper to shop that way!

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15 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) November 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

The last time I went to get a pedicure, my feet were quite nasty as well! I was pretty embarrassed!!

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16 Faith November 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm

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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17 Shayla November 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm

oooo I’m going to try this recipe!! Sounds so easy and it looks delish! Thanks! :)

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18 leashieloo November 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm

That bruschetta bake looks amazing, it’s like stuffing only schmancier!

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19 Melissa (MelissaLIkesToEat) November 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm

That recipe looks delicious! I buy in bulk at Costco all the time. :)

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