Seed Swaps

RECIPE: Chicken bruschetta (a great way to use summer veggies & herbs!)

02 Jun 2011
35°C / 95°F

This is my all-time favorite way to cook summer vegetables!


Salt, fresh-ground pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 boneless chicken breasts, halved
Canola oil cooking spray
1 T olive oil
1 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion (red or white)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Balsamic vinegar to taste
Fresh Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat broiler. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder and tiny amounts of salt
and pepper. Place the chicken in a Pyrex baking dish coated with cooking spray and broil for 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add sprinkle salt, zucchini, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sprinkle black pepper, tomatoes, chopped onion, basil, and balsamic vinegar; sauté 3 minutes.

Serve the cooked tomato-zucchini-herb mixture over the chicken, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Alternative vegetarian preparation: Forget about the chicken, and add a sliced portobello mushroom to the vegetable mixture at the same time as the zucchini.

Photo #1: Chicken bruschetta – my second serving, which is why the bowl looks a little messy
Photo #2: Today’s harvest (including wheat that grew from the straw that I used to mulch my strawberry patch)
Photo #3: White onions – they’re getting bigger!




Everything looks great! Thanks for posting such pretty photos, they’re great inspiration for me to get out and get my vegetable garden planted.

Posted on 04 Jun 11 (about 8 years ago)

It’s neat to be able to provide inspiration! Thanks. :)
I enjoy looking back at a pictorial log of my harvests, and am logging particularly carefully this year since it’s my first one in a new climate.

Posted on 05 Jun 11 (about 8 years ago)


Folia Helper

United Kingdom8

Oh I look forward to having proper harvests. This looks so good.

Posted on 05 Jun 11 (about 8 years ago)

Would you like to add a comment? Sign up for a free account, or log in if you're already a member.