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Bruschetta Chicken

Juicy and tender seared chicken topped with a flavorful homemade bruschetta made with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This bruschetta chicken is an easy and delicious dinner recipe that has the perfect combination of flavors.

bruschetta chicken in a cast iron skillet

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Perfect chicken dish for summer

Last week, I made my favorite bruschetta recipe and it was SO delicious! When summer rolls around, I’m always reminded of how much I love bruschetta and just how tasty it is. We had some of the mixture leftover, so what better way to use it up by making a bruschetta chicken!

If you’ve never tried this meal, it is so simple and the flavors from the tomato and basil compliment the chicken so well. It’s the perfect lower carb main dish for the summer and is a great way to use up your garden’s bounty. I love to add some fresh shaved parmesan cheese and a balsamic glaze for even more flavor. I’m telling you, it’s so fresh and delicious!

searing chicken in cast iron skillet

Cooking tips

  • Slice meat in half. Cut the chicken in half before cooking so that it sears faster and more evenly.
  • Prepare bruschetta in advance. Make the bruschetta ahead of time so that when dinner rolls around, it’s one less thing to do. It will need to refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to marinate together.
  • Add cheese. Mozzarella would also taste great in this dish. Mix fresh mozzarella cubes in with the tomatoes to make bruschetta caprese, or you can also melt a slice of mozzarella directly on top of the chicken.
  • Grilling method. You can grill the chicken instead if preferred. Just season and cook on grill until cooked through.
  • Balsamic glaze. Try making your own balsamic glaze to drizzle on top. You only need two ingredients!

overhead shot of bruschetta in bowl

Ways to serve bruschetta chicken

  • I love serving the chicken on a bed of lettuce for a healthier alternative.
  • You can also serve it with cooked pasta.
  • Another idea is to cut a french baguette into 4 pieces (then slice vertically) and add cooked chicken slices and bruschetta on top. It would be extra yummy topped with melted cheese too. :)

Favorite sides for serving

This dish has all of those fresh summer flavors and tastes great served with grilled vegetables or a big chopped salad. Below are some of our favorite sides to serve alongside bruschetta chicken:

close up of bruschetta chicken in skillet

More easy dinner ideas:

bruschetta chicken

Bruschetta Chicken

5 from 18 votes
Juicy and tender seared chicken topped with a flavorful homemade bruschetta made with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This bruschetta chicken is an easy and delicious dinner recipe that has the perfect combination of flavors.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. 
    seasoned chicken on cutting board
  • Place the chicken into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through the center. 
  • Once cooked, remove from the heat. Top with bruschetta, parmesan cheese and pour the glaze over top. 
    bruschetta chicken

Notes

Add cheese: You can melt a slice of mozzarella directly on top of the chicken, or mix fresh mozzarella cubes in with the tomatoes. 
Grilling the meat: This dish also works with grilled chicken. Just season and cook on grill until cooked through, then add bruschetta on top. 
Balsamic glaze: If you don't have any glaze on hand, make one yourself by using this easy 2-ingredient balsamic glaze recipe: https://www.iheartnaptime.net/balsamic-glaze/

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Jamielyn Nye

bruschetta chicken on a bed of lettuce

bruschetta chicken

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