Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Salad

I think it’s time for spring style recipes.

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Salad | The Housewife in Training Files

I am over winter and all your snowy glory, Mother Nature. I am sorry, it’s me. Not you. We are breaking up.  I have found a season that is far superior, she is warmer, sunnier and cheerier. Spring has a hold on my heart.

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Salad | The Housewife in Training Files

Carb loaded, cheesy dishes have had their time and I am making way for a lighter fare. I am all over dinner-course style salads. Big hearty salads that you question if it has teeter-totored into the unhealthy realm.

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Salad | The Housewife in Training Files

At least if the word salad is incorporated you can believe you are eating healthier.  If I am going to eat salad for my main course, it better be spilling over with flavor. I jazzed up this salad with one of my favorite tapas flavors, olive oil & garlic marinated tomatoes; pre-made bruschetta topping. It is sweet and slightly acidic yet savory at the same time. It is amazing on top of toasted baguette’s or eaten straight off the spoon. Don’t look at me like that. Thought we had a judgement free, internet friendship here!?!

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Salad | The Housewife in Training FilesTangy blue cheese and nutty parmesan are tossed with fresh mixed greens. I seriously cannot get enough of the stinky blue cheese. I feel like its a love or hate cheese. I am so lucky to be on the love-it side! Its creamy, tangy and sweet all in the same bit. Perfection.  Then a simple balsamic dressing is drizzled on top. I promise you once you make your own balsamic dressing you will never buy another overpriced bottle again. Its kinda sad how easy it is. I simple throw all the ingredients into a bottle, give her a good shake and then viola! Homemade balsamic dressing you can drink straight from the bottle will fall in love with!

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Salad | The Housewife in Training Files

Since we are being so healthy for dinner, it would be totally appropriate to through a delicious side of garlic bread on the side….I may or may not know of a recipe for that. But you will have to stay tuned!

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Salad | The Housewife in Training Files

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Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Salad
 
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Bruschetta Chicken with tangy blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette makes this salad light and flavorful!
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Pre-made Bruschetta Topping, I used Trader Joe's
  • ½ cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette, recipe below
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Season chicken with Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Grill chicken for 10 minutes on each side, or until chicken is completed cook. Cooking times may vary depending on thickness of chicken.
  4. Meanwhile, in 4 bowls, divide up salad and cheeses. Top with 2 Tbsp each of the bruschetta topping and balsamic vinaigrette.
  5. Once chicken is done cooking, cut thinly and divide among the 4 bowls. Serve!

Comments

  1. says

    Yes for this meal! I’m slowing starting to crave lighter more spring-type dishes. I’m ready at this point for winter to be over (as much as I do love it for the most part! lol). And bruschetta is a favorite of mine … so incorporated into salad? Awesome! And I’d definitely enjoy it with some garlic bread on the side – looking forward to the recipe!

    • says

      I hear ya sister. I am over the snow…even though I love cuddling up in my sweats by the fire. But I will gladly hand it over for my swimsuit and a margarita! And isn’t bruschetta the best?! Such simple flavors.

  2. says

    I love the addition of blue cheese to the idea of bruschetta! It is the cheapest cheese I can find in China! Also, your focaccia-ish looking breadsticks look amaaaaazing!!!

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