T.G.I. Friday's Chicken Bruchetta
ready in: 30-60 minutes
recipe id: 1571
cook method: microwave, stovetop, oven, outdoor grill
4 (4 ounce size) chicken breasts (grill right before serving)
8 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound angel hair pasta (can cook and chill ahead of time)
2 tablespoons salt
8 medium-size Roma tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
10 fresh basil leaves
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Grill 3-4 minutes per side for grill marks or until the chicken breasts reach 165 degrees F.
Garlic Bread: Melt butter in microwave and stir to combine seasonings. Drizzle your favorite bread with garlic butter and bake at 350 degrees F until crispy and golden brown (approximately 4 minutes).
Pasta: Boil pasta in 1/2 gallon of water with salt until al dente. Drain and transfer to bowl.
If cooking ahead of time, shock in an ice bath to cool, remove from water and toss with 2 Tbsp. of salad oil.
Tomato Salad: Step 1: Wash, core and dice tomatoes to 1/4" pieces, save juices and place in small bowl. Wash, dry and cut basil leaves into thin strips. Combine all ingredients and hold for 2 hours before use.
Step 2: Heat heavy bottom sauce pan under medium-low flame Add 2 Tbsp. olive oil, heat oil for 20 seconds. Add any remaining garlic butter from bread to sauce pan. Saute in oil 2 cloves of garlic sliced into thin coins (if small use 3) for 45 seconds on each side until soft and tender - do not brown garlic (if brown discard and start over). Increase heat and add tomato salad and stir.
Step 3: Add 1/2 cup of plain tomato sauce to pan and bring to a boil. Add pasta to sauce pan and toss with fresh sauce (sauce should just coat pasta). Transfer to a service platter or plate individually. Garnish with balsamic glaze.
Balsamic Glaze: Bring to a boil in small sauce pan and turn down flame to a simmer. Reduce by 75% until sauce turns to a thick syrup, hold at room temp.
To Serve: Slice chicken breast into strips on a bias (45 degree angle) and place on top of pasta. Slice 5 fresh basil leaves into thin strips and garnish pasta.
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