Avocado, mozzarella and bruschetta chicken – iowa girl eats

Avocado, Mozzarella and Bruschetta Chicken is simple, flavorful and ready in 20 minutes. Lasagna recipe with spinach and cottage cheese Fresh, healthy, and fast.

I’m so excited to share a fresh, healthy, and fit chicken recipe for Day 3 of Chicken Week with you! Just to recap, Monday we made warm and hearty (and Ben-approved!) Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, then yesterday we brought take-out in-house with spicy-sweet Kung Pao Chicken Burgers (which, seriously – gobble-good.)

Today, we’re going delightfully fresh with Avocado, Mozzarella and Bruschetta Chicken, which couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Spinach and meat lasagna recipe with cottage cheese After waking up to howling winds and 4? of snow on the ground, the bright colors and summery flavors of a sauteed chicken breast topped with creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes and basil, melty mozzarella cheese, and syrupy-sweet balsamic vinegar totally hit the spot, and temporarily distracted me from the swirling white wretchedness taking place out my window!

Avocado, Mozzarella & Bruschetta Chicken is simple, flavorful and ready in 15-20 minutes…AND it’s drizzled with reduced balsamic vinegar.

While it may look fancy and like it takes a lot of time, this dish is really just a sauteed chicken breast topped with goodies then popped under the broiler for a few minutes.


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Start with the balsamic reduction that you see above (AHHH) which is so easy it’ll make your head spin. How to layer a lasagna with cottage cheese All you do is bring 1 cup balsamic vinegar to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer until it’s thickened and coats a spoon.

Like this! When you reduce balsamic vinegar it’s gets to be like a sweet syrup – you would never in a million years guess it started out as balsamic vinegar. Lasagna with sour cream and cottage cheese I love to drizzle it on salads, berries, pizzas, and well, Avocado, Mozzarella and Bruschetta Chicken!

The vinegar takes about 20 minutes to reduce, so just set it aside when it’s done to cool slightly. Lasagna with zucchini and cottage cheese (Oh, hi!)

Next get your chicken ready. Lasagna with ricotta or cottage cheese Normally I would just instruct you to season then cook, etc, but a few people have asked me exactly how I saute a chicken breast, so here’s what I do from start to finish:

First, pound out your chicken breasts to a uniform thickness. Homemade lasagna recipe with cottage cheese If you don’t do this, one end will end up as chicken leather, while the other will be moist and delish. Lasagna made with cottage cheese recipe What a horrible combo.

I usually pop the chicken into a ziplock bag or lay it on my poultry-only cutting board and seal it up with Glad Press & Seal (I am absolutely obsessed with that stuff.) Next, take a mallet or rolling pin and give the chicken a good couple of whacks until it’s all the same thickness.

Next drizzle extra virgin olive oil on top and brush it on evenly, then season liberally with salt & pepper. Lasagna made with cottage cheese and ricotta Flip and do the same thing on the other side.

Brush the inside of a skillet with olive oil (I just use what’s left on the brush) or spray with nonstick spray then heat to medium-high. Easy lasagna made with cottage cheese I usually set mine to 6.5 out of 10. Recipe for lasagna made with cottage cheese Add the chicken then cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the underside is golden brown. Easy recipe for lasagna with cottage cheese Flip then cook for another 4 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.

My no-fail way to make sure the chicken is done without cutting into it, is to press into the chicken with my finger. The best lasagna recipe with cottage cheese If you press and the chicken feels bouncy or raw, flip and cook for one more minute. Easy meat lasagna recipe with cottage cheese If you can’t really press into the chicken at all, it’s done!

K! Now transfer the chicken to a nonstick-sprayed, foil-lined baking sheet.

Time to bust out the goodies! First up – Fresh Bruschetta Sauce. Crock pot lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I picked this up at Trader Joe’s, but you could totally make your own. Cheese lasagna recipe with cottage cheese The combo of fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic in here is SO SUMMER that it makes me want to scream. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese spinach Who knows, maybe I did!

Plus a sliced avocado. Easy lasagna with cottage cheese and ricotta FYI – I peel my avocados, vs scooping the flesh out with a spoon. Vegetarian lasagna recipe with cottage cheese You dirty one less utensil, plus my inner type A get SO ANNOYED when the spoon leaves some of the flesh behind in the peel. Zucchini lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I know.

Spoon about 2 Tablespoons bruschetta mixture on top then add 3 or 4 slices of avocado.

Next slice up some fresh mozzarella. Ground turkey lasagna with cottage cheese Tip: Pop this baby into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to make it really easy to slice!

• Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan then bring to a boil. Lasagna with cottage cheese or ricotta Turn heat down to medium then simmer and reduce until vinegar is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 20 minutes. Easy lasagna with ricotta and cottage cheese (Vinegar will continue to thicken while cooling.) Set aside to cool.

• Place oven rack in top position then preheat broiler. Lasagna made with ricotta and cottage cheese Brush chicken breasts with extra virgin olive oil then season with salt and pepper on both sides. Spinach lasagna roll ups with cottage cheese Brush a large skillet over medium-high heat with oil then add chicken breasts and cook for 4-5 minutes a side, or until no longer pink in the center.

• Transfer chicken to a foil-lined, nonstick-sprayed baking sheet then top with 2 Tablespoons bruschetta mixture, 3-4 slices avocado, and 1 oz mozzarella each. Can i make lasagna with cottage cheese Broil until cheese has melted then serve over spinach or cooked pasta, and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar reduction.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

I placed my Avocado, Mozzarella and Bruschetta Chicken over a bed of baby spinach which was just divine. Lasagna without ricotta or cottage cheese Angel hair pasta underneath would be super yummy too. Lasagna without ricotta and cottage cheese Heck, you could place it on the floor and I’d still lick it clean!

That is to say, drizzle on some more of that balsamic reduction, and get to eatin’, people! 😉

Psst! Use the leftover bruschetta mixture to make 15-Minute Bruschetta Chicken Pasta!

Kristin – this looks amazing! That balsamic glaze over the top totally puts it over the top. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and eggs You’re right – this sounds so simple, but would be such an impressive thing to serve. Italian lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I always love how you find creative ways to use everyday ingredients – so much inspiration!!!

Kristin – this looks amazing! That balsamic glaze totally puts it over the top. Homemade lasagna recipe with ricotta cheese and cottage cheese You’re right – this sounds so simple, but would be such an impressive thing to serve. Homemade lasagna without cottage cheese I always love how you find creative ways to use everyday ingredients – so much inspiration!!!

Confession: I attempted my first balsamic reduction a few weeks ago to go on top of roasted asperagus. Homemade lasagna recipe without cottage cheese I cooked it too long and it totally turned in to balsamic taffy. Calories in homemade lasagna with cottage cheese And yes, I stuff a piece in my mouth to try it… it smelled so good. Homemade lasagna with cottage cheese and ricotta But hell-o! It was so strong, LOL, no wonder balsamic taffy isn’t a huge hit.

I love these easy and simple chicken breast dishes that you do. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and sour cream I literally have all these ingredients but yet I would have never thought to combine them as you do. Chicken and spinach lasagna with cottage cheese Please do more of these “topped chicken breast” recipes!!!!

I almost forgot the balsamic reduction on the stove as we sat down to eat. Meat spinach lasagna with cottage cheese So glad I didn’t. Meat lasagna with ricotta and cottage cheese We hadn’t had balsamic vinegar before (newbie cook here) and we were becoming put off by the strong vinegar smell as it reduced, but it was worth it. Best lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and ricotta He liked it so much he started dipping pretzels in it, haha!

I can hardly ever get him to eat any sort of “chicken steak” It’s usually pieces in a wrap or in Indian food. Best lasagna recipe without ricotta or cottage cheese He said he’d definitely eat it again.

I even made a vegetarian version for myself with a Quorn Chicken cutlet!

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