Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich

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Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich

Imagine the perfect combination of juicy grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes, aromatic basil and creamy mozzarella cheese on top of a crispy, golden-brown slice of crusty bread. This heavenly creation is none other than the Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich, a mouthwatering twist on the classic Italian bruschetta that will leave you craving for more.

This easy-to-follow recipe combines the best of both worlds: the savory goodness of grilled chicken and the delightful freshness of traditional bruschetta. Perfect for a light lunch, a quick weeknight dinner or a show-stopping appetizer at your next gathering, this scrumptious Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire. So, let’s dive into the world of flavors and learn how to create this masterpiece at home!

How to Make a Bruschetta Chicken Sandwich

Ready to make a mouthwatering Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich? Let’s get started.

First, whip up the bruschetta topping by mixing together chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh chopped basil and olive oil. Easy peasy.

Next up, get your sandwich bread ready. Divide a whole wheat sub or hoagie roll in half and give each side a good brush with olive oil. Pop it in the oven and set it to broil for a light toast.

Once the roll is browned to perfection, remove it from the oven and add shredded or chopped grilled chicken plus a slice of part skim mozzarella cheese on each half. Back in the oven it goes until the cheese melts beautifully.

Now for the finishing touch – top each half with that amazing tomato bruschetta and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Ta-da! Your Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich is ready to devour.

This recipe makes two servings. Each serving contains 309 calories. If you’re on a Nutrisystem weight loss plan, you can log this in your NuMi app journal as one SmartCarb, two PowerFuels and one Extra.

Elevate Your Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich with These Delectable Toppings and Ingredients

The beauty of an Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich is that it’s incredibly simple and versatile, allowing you to customize it according to your taste preferences or simply to make use of the ingredients you have on hand. Below, we’ve compiled a list of scrumptious ingredients and toppings that will take your sandwich to new heights of deliciousness.

  • Avocado slices or guacamole – The rich, buttery texture of avocado pairs wonderfully with the grilled chicken, adding a creamy element that complements the tangy bruschetta mix. Sliced avocado or a dollop of guacamole can instantly elevate your sandwich.
  • Caramelized onions – Sweet and savory caramelized onions bring a depth of flavor that contrasts beautifully with the freshness of the tomatoes and basil, adding an extra layer of complexity to your sandwich.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes – For a more intense tomato flavor, consider adding sun-dried tomatoes to your bruschetta mix or as an additional topping. Their chewy texture and concentrated taste work well with the other ingredients, creating a delightful medley of flavors.
  • Fresh arugula or baby spinach – Introduce a touch of peppery or earthy flavor by adding arugula or baby spinach to your sandwich. These leafy greens not only enhance the taste but also provide a pop of color and a boost of nutrients.
  • Roasted bell peppers – Sweet and smoky, roasted bell peppers are a fantastic addition to the Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich. They can be easily prepared at home or purchased jarred from the store for convenience.
  • Prosciutto or bacon – If you’re in the mood for something indulgent, add a slice or two of prosciutto or crispy bacon to your sandwich. The salty, savory notes of these cured meats contrast beautifully with the bright flavors of the bruschetta mix.
  • Pesto sauce – A spoonful of fresh basil pesto adds an aromatic and zesty kick to your Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich. You can either mix it into the tomato topping or spread it directly onto the bread for an extra burst of flavor.

With these delightful ingredients and toppings at your disposal, you can create endless variations of the Open-Faced Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich that cater to your taste buds. So go ahead and experiment with your favorite combinations, and enjoy the culinary journey! Refer to the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide to learn more about add-ins and serving sizes.

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 309

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 whole wheat sub/hoagie roll
  • 4 oz. grilled chicken, cubed or shredded
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese, part skim
  • 1 tsp. balsamic glaze

Directions:

  1. Mix tomatoes, garlic, basil and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Set aside
  2. Separate the roll and brush each half with the remaining olive oil.
  3. Place the roll in the oven. Set to broil to toast slightly.
  4. Top each half of the roll with chicken and a slice of cheese. Broil in the oven until the cheese has melted.
  5. Top each half with the tomato mixture and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Serve open-faced.
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