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Last week, I bought a bag of Trader Joe’s Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Toasts.  I thought I’d build a dinner based on these toasts.  I’ve used them in salad before, but wanted to come up with something where I would bake them in the oven with chicken. I decided I’d put a bed of these in my square baking dish and build upon them.  I sprinkled both sides of my chicken with kosher salt, fresh ground pepper and Sicilian Seasoning (I find this at Home Goods all the time. It is by Victoria Taylor’s Seasonings).  I use this seasoning for my pasta sauce, pizza sauce, chicken – you name it and I can figure out a way to put this wonderful seasoning into it.

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I chopped two cloves of garlic and also sprinkled this over the chicken.  On top of that, I drizzled olive oil, white wine and balsamic vinegar.  I baked my chicken in a 425 degree oven for 30 minutes.

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With my chicken, I served green beans.  I placed my beans on a baking sheet, and drizzled olive oil and balsamic vinegar over them.  I then sprinkled kosher salt and fresh pepper on top of the beans and I sliced up a shallot and placed that over the beans.  I roasted these in the oven with the chicken (425 degrees for 25 minutes).

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Along with the chicken and beans, I served a rustic olive bread that I picked up at my grocery store.  I’ll be using this bread for a sandwich tomorrow, stay tuned for that blog post!

My recipe for tonight’s dinner is as follows:

For the Chicken

  • Chicken Breasts (I used 3)
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Sicilian Seasoning
  • 1 Package Trader Joe’s Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Toasts
  • Trader Joe’s Bruschetta in the jar (enough to place a dollop on each breast

Place the package of sun dried tomato and cheese toasts on the bottom of your baking dish.  (I always like to spray a non-stick spray on the bottom of every dish I use for easier cleanup.)  Sprinkle your kosher salt, ground pepper and Sicilian seasoning on both sides of the chicken.  Pour the olive oil over the chicken, making sure to moisten the toasts as you are pouring the oil over your chicken as well.  Next, pour your white wine into the dish, over the chicken.  Finish by pouring the balsamic vinegar over your chicken and toasts. Place in a preheated 425 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes.  Place several of the sun dried tomato toasts on your dinner plate and serve your chicken on top of the toasts. Serve with a dollop of bruschetta on top of the chicken.

For the Beans

  • 1 Package Green Beans
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar

Arrange your beans on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, and ground pepper.  Slice one shallot and scatter over the beans.  Roast in a 425 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Until next time, Kris