Easy, snappy and beautiful. Doesn't get any better for a hot appetizer platter for a party or a quick family supper. Small plates rule for bariatric eating.


  • 10 chicken tenders, usually in packages of 7 to 10 - if large, cut lengthwise
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Italian seasoning blend - or just salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 ripe Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat broiler or outdoor grill.
  • Thread the chicken tenders on the skewers, season on both sides, arrange on sheet pan and set aside.
  • Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small pot, reduce heat and simmer until thick and syrupy, 8 to 10 minutes and set aside.
  • Toss the diced tomatoes, parsley, garlic and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken skewers 3 minutes per side, until cooked through and no longer pink.
  • Arrange on a platter, scatter with seasoned tomato bruschetta and drizzle with the balsamic syrup.
June 28, 2023
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