Bruschetta Chicken Orecchiette Pasta is a light and healthy dish, perfect for spring or summer. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are coated with a balsamic vinegar sauce and cooked in a skillet, topped with a fresh bruschetta mixture and paired with orecchiette pasta.
BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN ORECCHIETTE PASTA
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring and warmer temperatures. I want to look out my window and see green grass, flowers blooming, birds flying by and my kids outside running around. I might not be able to make spring appear or change the weather but I can start to add more spring and summer inspired recipes to my rotation.
This Bruschetta Chicken Orecchiette Pasta is the perfect transition to spring cooking. It is a light and healthy meal that mixes fresh Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and red onion as the topping for juicy, balsamic chicken breasts and is paired with one of my favorite pastas, orecchiette.
When I think of bruschetta I think of spring and summer. There is something about those light and fresh flavors that just screams warm weather. For this recipe I made a big batch of the bruschetta mixture and used it to both top the chicken and toss in the pasta. I rubbed each chicken breast with a balsamic vinegar and olive oil sauce and then cooked them in a skillet. The balsamic vinegar gives the chicken a sweet, delicious flavor. I also drizzled a balsamic glaze over the finished chicken and pasta because I love balsamic that much and I think it looks really pretty.
I knew just the recipe to make, Bruschetta Chicken Orecchiette Pasta. These hand-trimmed organic chicken breasts make eating more sustainably easy and tasty. The product is environmentally friendly with no unwanted fat and carries the USDA Organic certified seal. The chickens are vegetable and grain fed, have access to outdoors, and are raised with No Antibiotics—Ever, added hormones or artificial ingredients. You can feel good about feeding this chicken to your family and friends.
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I love cooking with chicken breasts because the product is so versatile and can be used in so many ways from this Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Orzo Salad to this One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta to this 4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken.
Chicken breasts work perfectly prepared as a whole chicken breast, diced up for pasta, or shredded for tacos. During the summer one of our favorite ways to use chicken breasts is on the grill. If you marinate your chicken breasts overnight it helps keep all of the juices in when the chicken is grilled. Juicy, tender chicken is what we want, right?
As we approach the warmer months and summer entertaining is in full swing keep this Bruschetta Chicken Orecchiette Pasta recipe in mind. It is sure to impress your guests’ taste buds and look beautiful on your table!
You can use whatever tomatoes you have on hand, but I tend to think Roma tomatoes work great. Sometimes I even use cherry tomatoes cut in half which work great. You can add cheese to this recipe-try parmesan or buffalo mozzarella.
For the bruschetta topping:
For the chicken breasts:
For the pasta:
You can use whatever tomatoes you have on hand, but I tend to think Roma tomatoes work great. Sometimes I even use cherry tomatoes cut in half which work great.
You can add cheese to this recipe-try parmesan or buffalo mozzarella.
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