Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Rosemary Chicken Skewers with Tomato Bruschetta

Tender chicken marinated and grilled
infused with the flavor of fresh rosemary
is the perfect end of summer main dish.

Top it with a bruschetta sauce using
a combination of your fresh garden 
tomatoes and your fresh
and you have created the
perfect harvest meal.

If you are like me, your rosemary has 
happily grown into long strong
sprigs that can be stripped of their
leaves as used as skewers for
grilling meat.

You can't imagine the flavor that using the
rosemary for the skewers infuses into the meat.
This is a WOW dish and it will make you
so proud of your gardening skills.

The chicken is cubed and marinated in a
rosemary flavored marinade so
you get the fabulous flavor on the
inside and the outside of the meat.

Pop some crusty bread on the grill and 
use that as the base for serving your chicken skewers
and your bruschetta sauce.  This is one of those
dishes where you will be saying "Mmmmm..." with 
every luscious bite.

Rosemary Chicken Skewers

6 large strong fresh rosemary sprigs (8-10 inches)
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


1/2 C. olive oil
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1 T. finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

crusty bread, sliced
olive oil
fresh garlic

 Tomato Bruschetta Topping

3 C. chopped mixed tomatoes (I love to add the yellow, but
if you don't have any, just use red)
2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1/2 C. finely chopped fresh basil
1/4 C. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 T. balsamic vinegar
a few grinds fresh pepper

Make the Tomato Bruschetta Topping by
gently mixing the ingredients together and set aside.

Cube the raw chicken.  Strip the leaves off the 
rosemary sprigs leaving the leaves on the top one inch.
Thread the chicken onto the skewer and place in a deep
baking pan.  
Whisk together the marinade ingredients and brush
on the skewers.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes
to one hour.  Remove from fridge and heat the grill.

While the grill is heating brush the crusty bread
with olive oil.

Grill the chicken.  When the chicken is almost
done, grill the bread alongside of it.  When the
bread is done rub it with the fresh garlic clove.

To serve, place the toasted bread on the plate, top 
with the chicken skewer and then finish with
the Tomato Bruschetta  sauce.

Serve with parmesan if desired.

What a great, fresh harvest meal
using your rosemary, tomatoes and basil.

If you are lucky enough to live in a place where the
rosemary doesn't freeze, you can make this year round.

We have successfully dug up our rosemary plants
and kept them alive in the kitchen all winter,
but here in Utah they won't winter over.


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  1. tons of flavor....all in this one dish!! I do believe my crew would most definitely enjoy this.
    Here's hoping that you have a fabulous week...
    I always enjoy my visits to your blog.
    hugs to you..

  2. Gonna make this for sure!
    my mouth is watering...I need to eat breakfast!

  3. Will be making this one, Jacqueline. I have the rosemary with which to make the skewers. Thanks for the tip! ~ Sarah

  4. My rosemary is 3-4 feet tall, this sounds like a fun way to use some:@)

  5. I have plenty of rosemary to make this, and we have been eating brushetta just about every other night. I add lemon. Yum!

  6. This looks wonderful. It's the third Rosemary recipe I've seen today and they are all mouth-watering!

  7. Hello Jacqueline. It was so nice to see your comment. For some reason,I am not getting your email updates anymore. I will check into that, because I love your posts. This dish looks fantastic. We have lots of rosemary growing here. I hope to have my kitchen finished before the holidays. xo Linda

  8. We love to do this as well, the rosemary adds such a great flavor dimension ~ Oh, your presentation is absolutely fabulous!! Very nice! ~m.

  9. oh i so want to make this dish, it looks fabulous and i just so happen to have a few gazillion ripe tomatoes! gorgeous pics, pinning and making my shopping list pronto!

  10. I'm drooling! :) Looks and sounds delish.


  11. made this last night and we LOVED it! i have to say we use your cinnamon roll pancake recipe way to many times too, you are keeping us fat and happy!


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