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Bruschetta Topped Balsamic Chicken

This simple Bruschetta Topped Balsamic Chicken looks fancy, but it's perfect for date night, a dinner party or just a cozy night at home!

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz each) raw boneless skinless chicken breasts or cutlets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sliced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, or more to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and if necessary, pound with a meat mallet to ensure an even thickness. Sprinkle each breast with salt, pepper and oregano on each side.
  • Pour 1 ½ teaspoons of olive oil into a large skillet and bring over medium-high heat. Place the breasts in the pan in a single layer and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side to lightly brown the outside of the chicken.
  • Mist a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the chicken breasts onto the sheet. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • While the chicken is baking, combine the balsamic vinegar, sugar and salt in a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the mixture has reduced and thickened and will coat the back of a spoon. Split the balsamic glaze into two small dishes.
  • When the chicken comes out of the oven, discard any extra liquid produced by the chicken. Use a pastry brush to brush the glaze from one of the dishes onto the chicken breasts. Place the baking sheet of chicken back in the oven, uncovered this time, for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Wash your pastry brush thoroughly.
  • Combine the chopped tomatoes, sliced basil, minced garlic and the remaining ½ teaspoon of olive oil in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  • When the chicken breasts are done cooking, brush the second dish of balsamic glaze over the chicken breasts. Serve each breast topped with ¼ cup of the bruschetta tomato mixture.

Notes

MyWW SmartPoints per serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 4 SmartPoints/ Purple: 4 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Nutrition Information:
293 calories, 18 g carbs, 17 g sugars, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 39 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
adapted from Crème de la Crumb