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Fig & Chicken Bruschetta

Published by: Sarah

  • Aug
  • 23

As many know, traditional bruschetta is combination of tomatoes, basil, garlic & olive oil served on top of toasted bread. I came up with this recipe for a change of pace. In 2008 I entered it in a local hors d’oeuvre contest & won first place .  I’m hoping you & your guests will love the different levels of flavors as much as the judges did. .

4 Boneless Chicken Breast
1 Jar Vidalia Onion & Fig Sauce**
1 Med. Knob Fresh Ginger, peeled & grated fine
½  –  1 Jar Fig & Ginger Jam**
2 Loaves Rosemary Sourdough Bread, ends cut off & sliced ¼” thick slices
¾ – 1 Lb. Horseradish Cheddar Cheese, deli sliced
Chopped Fresh Rosemary for garnish

Whisk together the onion & fig sauce with the ginger.
Place chicken into a Ziploc bag add the sauce.
Squish the bag so all the meat is coated.
Roll up the bag to remove all the air & zip closed.
Marinate the chicken in the fridge for 2 – 3 days (the longer the better).
Preheat oven to 400°.
Preheat grill to medium (about 300°).
Grill chicken to just done turning often.
Let chicken rest.
Place bread slices on cookie sheets & brush with olive oil.
Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Dice the chicken & place in a bowl.
Heat 1 jar of jam in the microwave for 30 seconds & stir.
Add ½ the jar of jam to chicken & mix well.
Remove bread from oven & top each with a slice of cheese.
Return to oven & bake until cheese is melted.
Place chicken mixture on bread & cut into bite size pieces.
Sprinkle with fresh rosemary.
Serve warm or room temperature.

NOTE: Because chicken (and pork) take a long time to absorb any flavoring, I highly recommend marinating for the full duration. Also, ground ginger may be substituted if fresh is unavailable. Whisk 2 level tsp. into fig sauce before adding to the chicken

** The only brand I’ve found for these 2 items is “Stonewall Kitchen.” They can be purchased at most local farm stands or online @ www.Stonewallkitchen.com.



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