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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Bruschetta

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So, I have always wanted to have a green thumb.  Yes, one that has skill in gardening and growing plants. I have always been one to get very excited about spring and new blooms. The sunshine and bright colors make me giddy inside.  I go buy cute colorful planters and then plant pretty flowers, but sadly, just for all of them to die in a few weeks. I have also been one to get on kicks where I buy fresh herbs to grow.  Unfortunately, unlike my “few week” flowers,  these only last a few days!

Well I am proud to say… drumroll please….I have successfully grown basil, cilantro, and mint for a month now and it has been amazing! One could say I am dedicated to these little herbs and I am determined to keep them alive!  I have been using these herbs for everything because they taste SO wonderful!

 

My love for strawberries and MY fresh baby   basil prompted me to make a bruschetta. I love the traditional bruschetta with tomatoes, but I had never tried the popular strawberry version. Bruschetta can be made with different types of cheese. I have always loved feta, but have more recently fallen in love with goat cheese. The creamy goodness is amazing with the strawberry, basil, and balsamic vinegar combo that has been on replay for the past couple of weeks.

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Since we are constantly eating this popular bruschetta on focaccia bread, on salads,  but mostly by the spoonful, I wanted to create another way we could eat this heavenly combination.  The red wine & balsamic reduction drizzled on this goodness and grilled chicken, give this common bruschetta a tasty twist! It will definitely be a summer favorite for the Arthurs in many strawberry seasons to come!

If you can’t tell yet, Rosie and I are so excited that strawberries are in season! We have been brainstorming all different ways to eat strawberries because we are literally obsessed with them… So, I bring you another super strawberry recipe that is one I believe you will love just as much as I do!

 

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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Bruschetta
Servings
Ingredients
For the brine:
Bruschetta
Balsamic Reduction
Servings
Ingredients
For the brine:
Bruschetta
Balsamic Reduction
Instructions
  1. Brine the chicken in 1 quart of of water combined with sugar and salt. Let this brine in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour
  2. Heat up grill on high heat
  3. Dice the strawberries and finely chop basil. Combine.
  4. Grill chicken on high heat for 10 minutes. Flip halfway through. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.
  5. For the balsamic reduction, combine balsamic vinegar, red wine, and honey into a skillet on medium to high heat. Bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes until mixture thickens.
  6. Top grilled chicken with strawberry and basil. Next, sprinkle the goat cheese and drizzle the balsamic red wine reduction onto the chicken.
  7. Enjoy!
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