This recipe is the definition of versatility - if the weather's mild, use the grill outside to prepare this appetizer. In colder months, use your oven instead. The amount of ingredients for this recipe can be scaled back or multiplied to accommodate any range of party guests. You can also alter the amount of most of the ingredients according to your personal preference. You'll enjoy this variation on regular old bruschetta appetizers!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the chicken and 1 cup salad dressing in a bowl. Cover, and marinate at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.

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  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard dressing used for marinating, and grill chicken 7 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Cool and shred.

  • In a large bowl, mix the cooked chicken, spinach, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and remaining dressing.

  • Brush the focaccia bread with olive oil, and cook 1 minute per side on the prepared grill, or until lightly toasted. Place portions of the chicken mixture on the toasted focaccia to serve.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; 22.2 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 1124 mg sodium. 34.3 g carbohydrates; 13.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2008
5 My guests LOVED this!! I shredded a roasted chicken from the grocery store and mixed it with Balsamic & Basil salad dressing some baby spinach leaves and sun dried tomatoes. Spooned it on top of toasted baguette slices and sprinkled it generously with feta cheese. I am vegetarian and didn't eat it but everyone else gobbled it up including my hubby who tried to sneak as many as possible before my girlfriends came over! I will keep this one for sure-almost everyone asked for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2010
I don't know if this is an "aquired taste" or what but I didn't like it at all. I did substitue the marinated chicken with the store bought rotisserie chicken so I don't know if that made a difference but I will NOT be making this again. eek! Read More
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212 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 178
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2008
5 My guests LOVED this!! I shredded a roasted chicken from the grocery store and mixed it with Balsamic & Basil salad dressing some baby spinach leaves and sun dried tomatoes. Spooned it on top of toasted baguette slices and sprinkled it generously with feta cheese. I am vegetarian and didn't eat it but everyone else gobbled it up including my hubby who tried to sneak as many as possible before my girlfriends came over! I will keep this one for sure-almost everyone asked for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2008
5 My guests LOVED this!! I shredded a roasted chicken from the grocery store and mixed it with Balsamic & Basil salad dressing some baby spinach leaves and sun dried tomatoes. Spooned it on top of toasted baguette slices and sprinkled it generously with feta cheese. I am vegetarian and didn't eat it but everyone else gobbled it up including my hubby who tried to sneak as many as possible before my girlfriends came over! I will keep this one for sure-almost everyone asked for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
I debated reviewing this because I changed the serving method but it's really good so I wanted to rate it. I wanted to make it as a main dish so i followed the recipe but instead of serving on toasted bread I made it into wraps. Yummy. My husband twice commented on how good they were. I actually preferred to place a bit of chicken tomoatoe and cheese on a spinach leaf and roll it. Thanks for a great recipe. This healthy dish (lite Italian dressing reduced fat cheese) will become a staple at our house for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2007
Of all the recipes I've made so far (mostly from Allrecipes.com) this is clearly my dinner guests' favorite. I tear apart a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken warm from the supermarket instead of preparing the chicken in the way specified in the recipe but otherwise follow the recipe pretty closely. Still having trouble with the toast part though. Sometimes I just serve it on untoasted bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2008
This is WAY yummy! I thought it would be good but it so exceeded my expectations. I didn't have any italian dressing so I made some with olive oil balsamic and chopped olives and garlic. Awesome!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
My kids even liked it!! I made it simple by putting all the ingredients on a thin Boboli-type pizza crust. Had enough leftover topping to put on smaller crust too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2008
I really enjoyed this for a summer lunch. I used leftover grilled chicken. Drizzled olive oil over the petite french bread loaf slices before toasting. Added crushed walnuts and chopped the spinach into small pieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
This recipe is great! So versatile. I decided to use roma tomatoes instead of sun-dried and it worked magnificently. It had such a fresh taste! I took the advice of many others and used a rotisserie chicken from the store and diced it up into small pieces. It had many great comments at our New Year's party. I'll definitely be making this again - and maybe I'll even try a few additional ideas to it!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2010
This was a great base for a recipe I didn't follow this recipe to a T because I didn't have focaccia bread on hand. I used four slices of frontier bread (its baked locally from whole foods) another thing I changed was adding only a little bit of the feta to the mix and having slices of melted cheese to the bread while it was on the grill. In the mixture I added basil and artichoke hearts which I thought completed the bruschetta taste. I will be making this again just with a few tweaks. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2006
To make a quick lunch I used already cooked grilled chicken and added the Italian dressing to the mixture. Great flavors looks great too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2010
I don't know if this is an "aquired taste" or what but I didn't like it at all. I did substitue the marinated chicken with the store bought rotisserie chicken so I don't know if that made a difference but I will NOT be making this again. eek! Read More
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