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Cheesy Chicken Garlic Bread


Posted: March 15

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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We've all dreamed of having fragrant, buttery, crunchy garlic bread as the main course. Cheesy Chicken Garlic Bread makes that dream a tantalizing and tasty reality. Piled with sunny and bright tomatoes, juicy browned chicken, and melty mozzarella cheese, Cheesy Chicken Garlic Bread has everything you could want out of a savory and comforting dinner. With a balsamic vinegar dipping sauce for an extra tangy flavor, you literally can't go wrong with this dish of your dreams.


Ingredients

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 small chicken breasts, cubed
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 loaf of french bread
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
3 tablespoons basil, freshly chopped

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the balsamic vinegar and sugar.

Step 3

Bring the vinegar mixture to a boil.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to low and let simmer until it reduces by half and has thickened, about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside.

Step 6

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the cubed chicken until thoroughly cooked through at 165 degrees F, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 7

Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Step 8

Cut the french bread in half lengthwise.

Step 9

Place the loaf halves cut side up on a large baking sheet.

Step 10

In a bowl, combine the softened butter and the garlic, stirring.

Step 11

Spread the garlic butter over both of the french loaves' cut sides.

Step 12

Top each half with the cooked chicken and the mozzarella cheese.

Step 13

Place the sliced tomatoes on the loaf halves.

Step 14

Place the loaf halves in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 15

Remove the loaf halves from the oven and let each stand for about 5 minutes.

Step 16

Serve with chopped basil and the balsamic reduction.


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