Shannon here: Romantic Suspense author, Jodie Bailey shares her recipe for Bruschetta Chicken. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated Feb 8 – 11 to enter the drawing for her title, Compromised Identity. U.S. only. Deadline: Feb 20th, 11: 59 pm central time. Here’s Jodie:
In Compromised Identity, Army Staff Sergeant Jessica Dylan finds comfort in cooking. It’s her coping mechanism and the way she shows love for others. When Staff Sergeant Sean Turner crashes into her life, he challenges everything, including her love of healthy eating. When he insists she needs his protection and shows up at her house to ensure her safety, she handles the stress by doing what she does best… taking control in her kitchen and challenging his need for comfort food with a recipe she used to make with her mother. Turns out, the way to a man’s heart really is through his stomach. And although danger intrudes halfway through dinner, Sean discovers he’s already falling for the woman he thought he’d never need.
1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic
- ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper
- 8 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1/3 cup fresh basil, rolled and chopped
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 lb chicken breast cutlets OR chicken breasts sliced longways and pounded thin
1 egg, beaten
1⁄2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Toss together tomatoes, basil, Parmesan, and garlic. Whisk together balsamic, olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss with tomato mixture. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes or longer, stirring occasionally.
- Heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in beaten egg, then roll in breadcrumbs.
- Brown chicken over medium heat until golden brown and no longer pink in the middle.
Remove from heat and spoon bruschetta mixture over chicken. Serve with buttered noodles and a side salad.
About Jodie: Jodie Bailey writes novels about freedom and the heroes who fight for it. Her military romantic suspense, Crossfire, won a 2014 RT Reviewers Choice Award. Quilted by Christmas, a contemporary romance from Abindgon, spent two months on the CBA bestseller list and won a 2015 Selah Award. She is convinced a camping trip to the beach with her family, a good cup of coffee, and a great book can cure all ills. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs.
About the book – Compromised Identity: Staff sergeant Jessica Dylan confronts a female soldier in the act of stealing her laptop—and almost pays with her life. But a blue-eyed mystery man rushes to her aid just in time, and Jessica learns the handsome army staff sergeant has been investigating her. Sean Turner believes a ring of cyberterrorists who’ve been attacking military bases are now specifically targeting Jessica. And he’s determined to figure out why they are tracking her every move. As the threats against Jessica escalate and attempts are made on her life, Sean vows to stop the hackers. Yet the heart-scarred soldier is set on keeping an emotional distance…especially when they discover what the terrorists are really after.
Question for Readers: What do you find comfort in doing?
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