BCCS

Okay, so I may have jumped the gun on my last post considering my birthday isn’t until March! Ill take the earplugs and wine for Christmas, though.

Let’s talk game food. BCCS. Balsamic Chicken Caprese Salad. If balsamic chicken had a kid with a caprese salad, this would be their kid. It’s easy, healthy and fun finger food for football Sundays. 

What you’ll need is easy! {2-4 cooked chicken breast-depending on the crowd, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, balsamic glaze (trader joes $2.99!), fresh basil, 4-6 medium sized tomatoes, log of fresh mozz, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried parsley, and a pretty display dish!} 

We first seasoned the chicken breasts (or tenders if you’d rather)  on each side with sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and garlic powder and cooked them on 350 for about 13-14 minutes each side.  Chop up or pull the chicken into a “chicken salad” consistency and set aside in a bowl to cool (fridge or counter is fine!)  While the chicken is cooling off, I sliced the tomatoes about 1/3 of an inch thick and placed them on my plate. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Next you want to separate the basil leaves from their stems, leaving them whole, and then slice the mozzarella. Feeling lazy? They sell the logs pre-sliced sometimes! You want to cut those slightly thinner than your tomatoes. Place a slice of cheese and a basil leaf “cup side up” on every tomato. I set aside about 6 basil leaves to chop up and sprinkle over the top of the plate once ready to serve. 

Lastly, in a bowl– add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little dried parsley TO TASTE, and toss like a chicken salad. Again, this Italian never measures unless baking, so just eyeball it and make sure your “chicken salad” is nice and moist. Gently spoon the chicken salad inside each basil leaf, and drizzle balsamic glaze right over the top! Chop up those extra basil leaves and sprinkle over the entire plate!  It’s finger food your friends will love. Great game food and tasty, too. 

We used 4 chicken breasts and it got us 16-18 stacks. Can’t remember!

It’ll get messy so a fork is helpful. Enjoy. GO PATS! 

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