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These traditional Italian appetizers offer the savoury tastes of feta cheese, basil, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. They are also topped with cooked chicken for a healthy protein boost!
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min

Ingredients

2 cups cooked Chicken, chopped
5 cloves Garlic, minced finely
2 tbsp Olive Oil
16 Basil leaves
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 loaf Ciabatta bread
1/2 cup Butter, melted
1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup Balsamic Glaze, to drizzle

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir, lightly frying for approximately 1 minute until golden brown. Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.

  2. Add chicken, tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Combine and then taste. Add more basil or salt if needed. Cover and set aside.

  3. Slice a loaf of ciabatta bread in half horizontally into two large flat slabs. Cut the ciabatta slabs into diagonal slices for a total of 12 pieces. Brush with melted butter and toast them in a 425 degree F oven for about 6-8 minutes. The slices should begin to brown and feel crisp and toasty to the touch.

  4. Top each slice with a spoonful of chicken bruschetta mixture, sprinkle with feta cheese and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Nutrition Info

Per 1 serving Amount
Calories221
Protein9.4 g
Fat13.8 g
Saturated Fat6.8 g
Carbohydrate14.7 g
Fibre0.9 g
Cholesterol43.4 mg
Sodium428.1 mg
Per 1 serving % Daily Value
Calcium6
Iron7
Vitamin A9
Vitamin C4