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Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti Recipe
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Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti Recipe

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I'm always looking for ways to "lighten up" recipes. I consider this dish a healthier version of the classic. It's so full of flavor, you'll think you're cheating on your diet. —Susan Wholley, Fairfield, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup prepared bruschetta topping
  • 1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup spaghetti equals 431 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 641 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Sprinkle with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  2. Transfer to an 8-in.-square baking pan. Spoon bruschetta topping over chicken; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup spaghetti equals 431 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 641 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

Reviews for Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"I buy prepared Bruchetta from the mediterranean bar at Wegmans in the deli section. I've also found a jarred version in other markets but I like the fresh version better."

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This was quick and so delicious, just my kind of recipe after a busy day! By the way "prepared" bruschetta means "all ready made as in store bought" that is probably why there is no recipe shown for it."

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This was good. The other reviewers might have thought that this was a special kind of topping so they were looking for a recipe for it. The bruschetta recipe is simple enough for it to have been included."

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Bruschetta is simply diced plum tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and olive oil. You can add balsamic vinegar also if you like."

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"You can also find prepared bruschetta in your supermarket."

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