Thursday, August 14, 2008

Chicken & Spinach Bruschetta Bake

I don't often throw together an original dinner that is worthy of putting down on paper. But last night I made something, inspired by one item I bought from our local seafood market, so I must record it for future use. If you can get this bruschetta shown here, or something very close in your neighborhood store, I highly recommend making this "simple enough for a weeknight but delicious enough for a weekend meal."
Although the jar lists tomatoes first, the pepper taste is more prominent. It lists the ingredients on the Roland website as: Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions, Eggplants, Sunflower Seed Oil, Sugar, Salt, Distilled Vinegar, Garlic, Hot Peppers, Parsley.

Bruschetta Sauce
4 Chicken cutlets or filets
Salt, pepper, garlic
Olive oil
Breadcrumbs
Fresh Baby Spinach
Shredded Mozzarella

Preheat oven to 375. In a casserole dish, spread some sauce across the bottom. Lay your chicken fillets or cutlets on top. Spray with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic & breadcrumbs. Add a heaping tablespoon of sauce on each. Top with fresh baby spinach leaves and shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with a little more salt & pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with garlic olive oil spaghetti.
A quick & easy garlic olive oil: heat 1/4 cup olive oil in pan. Roughly chop 1 large clove garlic & sauté in oil. Cook until fragrant, only 2-3 minutes. Take off heat & stir in a little butter. Toss with spaghetti & parmesan cheese.
Similar enough to a chicken parmesan without the added work of dipping the chicken in egg & breadcrumbs, but with added benefit of the spinach.

8 comments:

sassy stephanie said...

This looks so yummy and easy enough for me! Did you enter anything into the SITS contest? This, being an original, would be a good entry!

Life, Love And Lola said...

YUM! I'll have to look for that sauce. What a simple dish to make.

Life On The Tail Of A Comet said...

Kind of smacks of "Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee" looksgood!

Tam said...

HMMMM this sounds yummy...YOU have my VOTE for TOP CHEF of BLOGLAND!

Angela said...

Oh yum! THis looks great! And kudos to you for trying something completely from scratch. I don't do that very often, but I've got a couple recipes like that. Look forward to trying this one too!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Yum-ME. Catching up on my blogging...this looks awesome!

Melissa Lester said...

This looks so good and like a dish that would please my whole family. I have some chicken in the refrigerator than just hasn't inspired me yet, so I might give this a try. I just hope I can find a similar tomato sauce.

Jessica said...

Okay so this is what I whipped up last night, thanks to you! My husband loved it. I didn't use brushetta though because the little store by my house didn't have anything comprable..I used prego spaghetti sauce instead..Loved it!!! And so easy! Thanks again.