Bruschetta Grilled Chicken {Quick, Easy, Smart Eating}

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken {Quick, Easy, Smart Eating}

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Tyson Grilled and Ready #JustAddTyson #Ad #CbiasLong Term Goals

Eating better has been my goal for a while now.  I basically started over last May and have re-taught myself the right way to eat over the last several months.  The initial onslaught of plain chicken and salads with just cucumber and tomato didn’t take long to get old.  Fresh, yes.  Healthy, yes?  Flavorful, no.  As someone who has had a lifelong love affair with food, there’s only so much you’re willing to give up in order to find that balance between eating well, living well and actually enjoying life.  I don’t believe dieting should be a long term thing, but rather we should be making adjustments to our everyday meals that add fresh, healthy ingredients into our routine and leave us with a smart eating plan we can live with for the long haul.

Shopping On and Off the List

I fancy myself a rather organized person.  I thrive on list – you’ll find me checking things off on my phone, notepads (different ones for different things) and sticky notes all day long.  We have a magnetic pad that sticks to the side of the refrigerator and I expect that if you use the last of something, you write it on the list.  That doesn’t necessarily mean I always stick to a list though, especially when it comes to grocery shopping.

I try to buy everything on my list, but I almost always add to it during my trip.  I like to stroll the aisles when I have time, and grab things that look good, have a great price or  just tickle my fancy.  Produce is one of those areas where I may only have 2 things on my list, but I’ll walk away with a fourth of my shopping cart full.  Sometimes I find something that I build an entire meal around, standing right there on an the aisle in Walmart.

Walmart Tyson Grilled and Ready #JustAddTyson #Ad #CbiasHit and Miss

One of the areas that always seems to be hit and miss for me is the meat department.  Sometimes it’s that I just don’t “feel” anything other than chicken and sometimes it’s just because I don’t feel like waiting 45 minutes for a pork loin to come out of the oven.  Sometimes I’ll walk away without picking up more than a pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts, and it’s because of times like those that I always try to keep some quick, healthy, protein packed options on hand.  For us, that usually means Tyson Grilled and Ready products.  Walmart always has a great selection available and their prices are better than I can ever find anywhere else.  (Actually, they have the Tyson Grilled and Ready products on Rollback right now for $5.87!)

Sliced tomatoes #JustAddTyson #Ad #CbiasJust Add This

There are two things I need from my dinners aside from being healthy… I need them to be quick and easy.  When eating healthy becomes hard, most people will stop doing it.  I don’t want to stop doing it.  I have a full-time job, a run this site, I have 2 kids, multiple activities in the evenings and plenty of other things that keep me busy.  I don’t have time to slice, dice and bake my way into the record books every night.  Some nights I’ll spend more time on dinner, when I have the time to spare, but most nights I’m looking for something quick and flavorful.  I need to be able to grab a few ingredients, “just add this”, and get dinner on the table.

Quick Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Tyson Grilled and Ready #JustAddTyson #Ad #CbiasBruschetta Grilled Chicken

My Bruschetta Grilled Chicken takes about 5 minutes, start to finish, for 2 sandwiches.  Want to make enough to feed a family of 4?  Give yourself 10 minutes instead.  All you need are Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Fillets, a Roma Tomato, Fresh Basil and Sliced Provolone Cheese.

Step 1 – Set your oven on Broil and line a baking sheet with foil.

Step 2 – Heat your Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Fillets per the package instructions.

Step 3 – Thinly slice your tomato.

Step 4 – Using your heated Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Breasts, layer your ingredients up on your baking sheet.

Tomato Basil Provolone Tyson Grilled and Ready #JustAddTyson #Ad #CbiasStep 5 – Stick the chicken under the broiler just long enough to melt the cheese.

Tada!  That’s it.  You’ve got about 2 minutes of microwave time, one minute of assembly and another 2 under the broiler.  The Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Breasts are pretty flavorful on their own, but the simple addition of tomato, fresh basil and Provolone really kicks up the taste.  If you want a healthy side, you can make some steam in the bag veggies in the microwave and have your whole meal ready to go in about 7 1-2 minutes!  I had steamed mixed veggies with my Bruschetta Grilled Chicken.

For a Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Breast and a side of veggies, you’re looking at about 250 calories and 8 grams of fat.  Pretty good for something that quick and easy!

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Tyson Grilled and Ready MMM #JustAddTyson #Ad #CbiasHave You Tried Tyson?

Tyson Grilled and Ready products are seriously awesome for a quick, healthy, protein packed meal.  Have you tried them?  If not, head to your local Walmart between January 16th and the 19th for your chance to try Tyson Grilled and Ready products during in-store demos.  1067 Walmart stores will be hosting a Tyson’s Super Fridge!  Want to see if there’s a demo near you?  Check out this list.

Tyson has launched a pretty cool little app on their Facebook page called Just Add This.  Just Add This offers daily tips for healthier living, smarter eating and shortcuts to a better, maintainable lifestyle!  The program runs through March and did I mention they are giving away weekly prizes?

How Do You Do It?

There are so many people who struggle with keeping meals flavorful and healthy.  I focus on adding fresh, high flavor ingredients to chicken and other lean protein and incorporating lots of veggies to make full, healthy meals that never lack flavor.  A few of my favorite flavor packed go to ingredients are garlic, ginger and curry.  Everyone has their own tips and tricks, what are yours?  How do you keep your meals healthy, but full of flavor?  If you have a favorite recipe, share it with us.

The next time you grocery shop, be sure to check out Tyson’s line of Grilled and Ready Chicken for a quick, flavorful way to keep any meal healthy without sacrificing taste.  What some more idea from the #JustAddThis campaign?  Join us for a Twitter Party Thursday, 1/9 at 1 PM EST.  You can RSVP here.

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21 Responses to Bruschetta Grilled Chicken {Quick, Easy, Smart Eating}

  1. Melanie says:

    Love how Tyson makes it so easy!

  2. Jenne says:

    I work with Social Fab and Tyson too! Love Tyson products. This looks delicious and super easy.

  3. This looks delicious! I love how fast and easy this is, it sounds like just the kind of recipe I will need once classes start back up. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great way to use those chicken breasts?! I always find myself buying chicken when I am stuck on what else to get.

  5. Love! I would add some olives for something extra… And maybe I would put sun-dried tomatoes on those chicken fillets! 🙂

  6. Christy says:

    Great fresh, healthy recipe in minutes! I’m always looking for easy meal solutions but I’m not willing to sacrifice healthy foods. I love this! #client

  7. Patty says:

    So simple yet so yummy. And healthy!

  8. YUM! That looks great! And low cal too? Awesome! #client

  9. Wow! That looks soooo good! I’ll have to pin this one for when we have fresh basil! 🙂

  10. Rach D says:

    Looks super tasty!! Anything bruschetta is a win in my books 🙂

    Thanks for sharing on this week’s Mom 2 Mom Link Up Party 🙂 Hope you join us again, Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

  11. Great recipe and easy too! Thanks for sharing on Found & Foraged!

  12. My husband just leaned over…”anything topped with provolone is good”. Looks like we’ll be trying this soon! I’ve never used fresh basil though, is that not too powerful like that? Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites!

    • mamamommymom says:

      Nope, fresh basil is amazing! If you tried to use dried, it would be overwhelming for sure, but fresh is so much milder. And just a note, fresh basil should be stored at room temp, so if you look for it at the grocery store, it won’t be with the other fresh herbs. It’s usually over near the tomatoes instead 🙂

  13. I eat my chicken carb-free, i.e no bread added, just veggies, but your bruscettas look fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at SHARE IT ONE MORE TIME. Hugs/kisses, from Rose,

  14. I’m loving this! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 at our party. I can’t wait! Lou Lou Girls

  15. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party! Hope to see you again soon. Shared…

  16. Nina says:

    This is so helpful! I’ve tried and given up so many times when I just didn’t have the time or money for all the “healthy” stuff so we end up right back where we started, with the same old – same old recipes. This really makes it seem “doable” – thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner. Hope to catch up with you again this week at the hop! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  17. Cydnee says:

    This is my kind of recipe, easy and delicious! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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