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Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken is a fresh take on family dinner, featuring juicy chicken breasts topped with a mouthwatering mix of fresh tomatoes and basil. This easy and flavorful dish is a surefire way to bring everyone to the table eager for a taste.

Bruschetta Chicken on a platter.


This chicken bruschetta recipe is the easiest thing you’ll ever make for dinner (especially if you have some leftover cooked chicken in the refrigerator). It’s ready in 2-3 minutes. And it doesn’t just taste delicious, but it looks fancy, too. 

It’s a simple recipe that looks (and tastes) like something you’d order at an Italian restaurant. Sweet diced tomatoes and tangy balsamic vinegar are lightly drizzled over the chicken. The dish has so much flavor that it upholds the saying, “Less is more.” 

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Why You’ll Love Bruschetta Chicken

  • Perfect for a low-carb diet. This is a sugar-free, gluten-free recipe. 
  • Great for busy weeknights. This is an effortless weeknight dinner. 
  • Uses fresh ingredients. This healthy dinner recipe is high in protein and vitamins. 
  • Tastes even better the next day. The chicken and tomato mixture tastes delicious when it’s reheated. 

Ingredients

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    This is a quick and easy dinner made with just a few simple ingredients.

    • Chicken Breasts  – You’ll use fully cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this simple recipe. 
    • Garlic Cloves – Fresh garlic has so much more flavor than powder. 
    • Olive Oil – This mixes with vinegar to create an iconic vinaigrette. 
    • Balsamic Vinegar – It has a richer flavor than other varieties of vinegar, and it pairs perfectly with fresh basil.
    • Fresh Basil – This has so much more flavor than dried basil.
    • Plum Tomatoes – These tomatoes are juicier than other types of tomatoes. 
    Bruschetta chicken ingredients.

    How to Make Bruschetta Chicken

    • Step One: Combine tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil in a medium bowl. 
    • Step Two: Spoon the tomato mixture over top of cooked chicken breast. Refrigerate any leftover bruschetta.
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    What to Serve with Bruschetta Chicken

    This is the perfect entree for yourself or to feed a family. Try these yummy recipes on the side: 

    Bruschetta chicken on a platter.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. This will add slightly nutty flavors to the chicken. 
    • Add Italian seasoning to the chicken. Season it with your favorite spice blend. 
    • Make Bruschetta chicken pasta. It’s topped with lots of melty mozzarella cheese and is super popular with kids. 
    • Garnish with fresh herbs. Fresh parsley will taste perfect with the basil. 
    • Replace balsamic vinegar with a balsamic reduction. 
    • Top with diced red onion. This is a very pungent onion, so use just a little bit. 

    Storage Instructions 

    Store the cooked chicken in the fridge, covered in an airtight container, for up to 3 days. I suggest storing the bruschetta mixture separately from the chicken so they both taste the best a few days later. 

    Bruschetta chicken on a platter.

    Bruschetta Chicken Tips and Tricks

    • Use your favorite type of tomatoes. Either cherry tomatoes or Roma tomatoes will work perfectly. 
    • Cook the chicken fresh and season it with garlic powder and onion powder. 
    • If you’re reheating cooked chicken breasts, heat them in a grill pan over medium-high heat or in the microwave and cover them with paper towels. 

    What is Bruschetta? 

    Bruschetta is an Italian food that describes small pieces of grilled bread topped with something, but most often some tomatoes and fresh herbs. A homemade bruschetta is easy – sliced Italian bread toasted and topped with tomatoes, dressing, and herbs.

    My chicken bruschetta is the same, but I replaced the bread with chicken breasts. 

    Can I Substitute the Chicken Breasts?

    Yes, you can substitute the chicken breasts with other types of chicken. It will taste delicious with chicken thighs or chicken cutlets. You can also serve the bruschetta topping on pork chops marinated in Italian dressing. 

    Bruschetta chicken on a plate with garlic bread.

    What is the Best Way to Cook Chicken Breasts?

    I prefer to cook the chicken in a large skillet, but some people like to add it to a slow cooker for a few hours. 

    To cook the chicken breasts, I season them with my favorite spices and place them in a skillet with some extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. 

    How Do You Know When Chicken is Fully Cooked? 

    You will know it’s fully cooked when the internal temperature is 165F.

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    Bruschetta Chicken

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes
    Bruschetta Chicken is a fresh take on family dinner, featuring juicy chicken breasts topped with a mouthwatering mix of fresh tomatoes and basil. This easy and flavorful dish is a surefire way to bring everyone to the table eager for a taste.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts baked
    • 3 plum tomatoes chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped

    Instructions

    • In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. Spoon over top of cooked chicken breast. Refrigerate any leftover bruschetta.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Main Dishes
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Bruschetta Chicken

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    28 Comments

    1. kathy downey says:

      made this for dinner it was so good,thanks

    2. that allmost look like the home made cilantro we used to make

    3. Mike Gismondi says:

      this looks delicious!

    4. Dawn Rader says:

      this looks really good! A simple yet delicious recipe! thanks!

    5. leslie ross says:

      I am trying this tonight

    6. Lynda Cook says:

      Thanks!! I didn’t know what to have for supper so I went through your recipes and I made this, it’s very good and my hubby even liked it!!

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