Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bruschetta Chicken with Basil Orzo Pasta

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken
w/Basil Orzo Pasta

Serves: 4
Time: 30 min.

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing, divided
  • 2 tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coarse Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


HEAT your grille, whether that is a Foreman grill or BBQ grill. Meanwhile, place chicken in resealable plastic bag. Add 1/4 Cup dressing; seal bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat chicken with dressing. Refrigerate 10 min. Remove chicken from bag; discard bag and dressing.

GRILL chicken til' cooked thoroughly throughout. Meanwhile, combine remaining dressing, tomatoes, cheese and basil. Also, turn your oven to Broil and let it heat up.

PLACE chicken on a baking sheet. Top with tomato mixture. Put under broiler and heat until cheese is melted. Then serve and enjoy!

Basil Orzo Pasta

Serves: 4

Time: 30 min.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  1. Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
  2. Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes.
  3. Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Garnish with basil sprigs.

Brooke's Notes: The first recipe was from Kraft Foods and it was VERY healthy (only 200 calories) and super easy to make and extremely tasty! I was tired of the mundane pasta routine so I thought I would spice it up with something different. I have never made orzo pasta, and actually only had it in soup at Zupa's. But it was SUPER tasty and a fun twist on a new meal! You can find this pasta on the pasta aisle in the store. It took me a while to find it (only one manufacturer made it) But I was determined to find it!!!

1 comment:

  1. my mouth is totally watering! YUM! I will be making this very soon!