Monday, December 23, 2013

T.G.I. Friday's Bruschetta Chicken

We have a Friday's at our mall (like everyone else in the world I guess)
It's usually our go-to restaurant there as the menu is so versatile. We can go multiple times and not have the same items.

One of my favorite dishes there is this bruschetta chicken. It's light and fresh, nothing to weigh you down when you are having a shopping marathon!

I was pleasantly surprised at how close this recipe is to the original.
Two thumbs up from hubby and the girl!

4 oz Chicken Breast (grilled right before serving)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Lb angel hair pasta

Garlic Bread
1 loaf Italian Bread
1 Stick of butter
⅛ Tsp salt
⅛ Tsp black pepper
⅛ Tsp Garlic powder

Tomato Salad:
6-8 Roma tomatoes
2 Tbsp Olive oil
¼ Tsp salt
⅛ Tsp black pepper
2 Cloves minced garlic
10 Basil leaves

Balsamic Glaze:
1 Cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tsp sugar


Garlic Bread:
1. Melt butter in microwave
2. Stir in seasonings
3. Drizzle over bread
4. Bake at 350 until crispy and golden brown

1. Cook according to package directions
2. Drain. Toss with reserved tomato juices.

Tomato Salad:
1. Wash, core, and dice tomatoes (Saving juices in a small bowl)
2. Wash, dry, and cut basil leaves into thin strips
3. Combine all ingredients and hold for 2 hours before use
4. Heat heavy bottom sauce pan.
5. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil, heat. Add garlic and sautee. Do not brown.
6. Add tomato and stir. Remove from heat.

Balsamic Glaze:
1. Bring ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan
2. Reduce heat
3. SImmer until liquid is reduced by 75% and becomes a syrup

1. Salt and pepper to taste
2. Grill until cooked through
3. Slice on the diagonal

Plate pasta
Top with a scoop of tomato salad
Add chicken and drizzle balsamic glaze over chicken
Serve with garlic bread


This recipe was shared on: Flour me with Love, Pioneer MommaSix Sisters Stuff, A Peek into my Paradise, Frugal Foodie Mama, Feeding Big, Kathe with an E, Ms EnPlace, Pint Sized Baker, Lamberts Lately, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Crumbs and Chaos, What's Cooking Love, Living the Mom Life, Embracing Change, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Endlessly Inspired, Thirty Handmade Days, Tumbleweed Contessa, Will Cook for Smiles, The Weary Chef, Gooseberry Patch, and The Chicken Chick

Original recipe adapted from here


  1. This looks awesome! Pinning to try!

  2. Looks fantastic...especially that balsamic glaze! Thank you for sharing with See ya in the Gumbo. It's nice to have you stop by.

  3. Hi Jay,
    This looks like a great meal that we would love. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and wishing you abundant blessings in 2014!
    Miz Helen

  4. I'll bet yours is much better than the recipe they make at MY Friday's! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  5. You went all out! This recipe looks delicious, Jay! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever :)

  6. G'day and yum!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Noodles Only Pasta party!
    Hope you'll consider including our FFF link above too!
    Cheers! Joanne