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Easy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

This Easy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe is a summertime favorite, especially when tomatoes are in season. This is essentially chicken breast topped with mozzarella cheese and our fresh tomato Bruschetta and drizzled with Balsamic Glaze.

This is so fresh and flavorful. You’ll love that Chicken Bruschetta is a 30-minute dinner and comes together in one pan.

Chicken topped with bruschetta in a skillet.

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Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

What is Bruschetta Chicken? It combines chicken breast and classic Italian Bruschetta. Instead of the toasts, we’re using chicken breast and it’s served as a main course instead of an appetizer.

If you are looking for a chicken dinner that is impressive yet is so easy to make, it will be this Chicken Bruschetta recipe. Nothing beats the combination of pan-seared chicken breast topped with the Bruschetta mixture and drizzled with our homemade glaze. The bruschetta topping is especially delicious with summer garden tomatoes, but it can also be made year-round with roma tomatoes.

One-pan chicken recipes like our Stuffed Chicken Breast, Creamy Tuscan Chicken, or Chicken Marsala are really simple to make for a weeknight dinner, but look so impressive and are fancy enough to serve when you have guests over.

Chicken breast topped with cheese and tomato bruschetta.

Ingredients for Chicken Bruschetta

The ingredients are so simple for this recipe and you most likely already have them on hand/

  • Bruschetta – We used half a portion of our classic Bruschetta Recipe.
  • Chicken – Boneless skinless chicken breast works best here.
  • Marinade – to season the chicken, we use salt, pepper, freshly minced garlic, and Italian seasoning along with olive oil.
  • Balsamic Glaze – We used our homemade Balsamic Glaze, but you can easily substitute for a store-bought glaze with great results.
Ingredients for chicken bruschetta in ramekins.

How to Make Bruschetta Chicken

  1. Make Bruschetta – Make half a portion of Homemade Bruschetta by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside for the flavors to meld.
  2. Beat Chicken – Beat the chicken breasts until even in thickness for even cooking.
  3. Season Chicken – In a bowl, combine the olive oil with minced garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Add the chicken and coat on all sides.
  4. Marinate – Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Cook Chicken – Cook the chicken 3-5 minutes per side, or until an internal temperature reaches 165ºF on an instant-read thermometer.
  6. Add cheese – Top with cheese and close the lid on the skillet until cheese melts.
  7. Serve – Remove the chicken from heat. Add the tomato mixture and drizzle with the balsamic glaze.

Pro Tip: For the chicken to cook evenly, you’ll want to pound it to an even thickness. Place chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound it to a 1/2″ thickness using either a meat mallet, the back of a heavy saucepan, or even a rolling pin.

Step-by-step recipe collage How to Make Bruschetta Chicken.

To Serve

You could serve Bruschetta Chicken in a sandwich on Focaccia, or as the main course with simple sides. Here are some of our favorite side dishes to serve with Bruschetta Chicken:

Chicken Bruschetta over pasta on a plate.

Make-Ahead

You can easily make this recipe up to one day in advance. Prep all of the elements of this dish ahead and keep them apart until you are ready to assemble and serve.

  1. Prepare the Bruschetta – cover, and keep it refrigerated.
  2. Cook the chicken breast – cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate.
  3. Reheat the chicken breast on a skillet and proceed with the recipe by topping with the cheese, bruschetta, and glaze.

Common Questions

Can I freeze the chicken?

You can freeze the chicken breast but the Bruschetta topping is best enjoyed fresh. Tomatoes should not be frozen or they become mushy.

Can I add other vegetables?

Yes, green beans and asparagus will work great in this recipe. We like to cook them separately and serve them alongside the chicken.

Do I have to cook chicken in a skillet?

No, you can use any of your favorite methods for cooked chicken breast. Grilled chicken and baked chicken breast would work great in this recipe as well.

Can I substitute the chicken breast?

If you don’t have chicken breast on hand, chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs will work just fine.

Bruschetta chicken with 4 chicken breasts topped with tomato mixture in a skillet.

Make this Bruschetta Chicken recipe and everyone will be impressed. It’s a great choice for a light, fresh and flavorful summer dinner, or anytime really.

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Easy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

5 from 28 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Bruschetta Chicken in skillet

Juicy chicken topped with melty mozzarella cheese, topped with homemade Tomato Bruschetta, and drizzled with Balsamic Glaze. Serve this over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes. An easy and excellent chicken dinner.

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $14-$20
Keyword: Bruschetta Chicken, Chicken Bruschetta
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course
Calories: 307
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Chicken

Bruschetta Topping

Instructions

Prepare Bruschetta:

  1. In a bowl, add the diced tomatoes, chopped basil leaves, minced garlic, balsamic vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper and mix until well combined, set aside.

Prepare Chicken:

  1. Beat the chicken until it's even in thickness. In a large bowl add the 2 Tbsp oil, salt, Italian seasoning, black pepper and minced garlic. Add chicken and stir to coat then cover and marinate for 30 minutes.

  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil. Once hot, add the chicken to the skillet and saute for 3-5 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165ºF on a food thermometer.

  3. Once the chicken is cooked, reduce the heat to low and top each chicken with a slice of cheese. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until cheese melts.

  4. Remove the chicken from heat. Top each chicken breast with the Bruschetta and drizzle with balsamic glaze before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 870mg38%
Potassium 659mg19%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 832IU17%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Patsy Goldsmith
    August 29, 2022

    I made this chicken dish for dinner tonight. OMG! So good and so easy. It was VERY good and I will make again and pass this on to family and friends. I also added red onion to the bruschetta. Served with rice.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Patsy! Thank you so much for sharing it with your family!

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  • Christy
    August 27, 2022

    Natasha- My family really enjoyed this recipe. Everything I try from your site goes over so well. Thank you for your great recipes.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 27, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Christy! Makes me happy to know that. Thank you for the great feedback and review.

      Reply

  • Chris Lang
    August 13, 2022

    We grilled the chicken but followed everything else exactly, served w linguini pasta and Caesar salad. Delicious!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 13, 2022

      Thank you for the wonderful review! So glad it was enjoyed.

      Reply

  • jim cone
    August 8, 2022

    made this using my nuwave oven. fantastic. great flavor, simple, and perfect for the hot weather here in Mesa AZ.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 9, 2022

      Hi Jim, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Debbie
    July 26, 2022

    Hi – I would like to make this to take to a friend’s house but it is an hour drive. Would the bruschetta get saggy if I assemble it before leaving home?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2022

      Hi Debbie, I would prep all of the elements of this dish ahead and keep them apart until you are ready to assemble and serve. I think making it an hour ahead could get soggy but could also work too, I just haven’t tried that to advise.

      Reply

  • Becky
    July 25, 2022

    Followed recipe as written and it was delicious. Served with steamed broccoli and garlic bread and family really liked it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2022

      Great to hear that, Becky! Thank you for following the recipe as written, that makes it easier to achieve great result!

      Reply

  • Becky
    July 25, 2022

    Made no changes to the recipe and it was delicious. My entire family really liked it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2022

      Thanks for sharing, Becky!

      Reply

  • zafran ullah
    July 20, 2022

    That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2022

      That is the best feeling!

      Reply

  • Connie
    July 16, 2022

    Honestly didn’t know if we would like this recipe, but wanted to try something new. Should never have doubted you!! As always with your recipes, we enjoyed it! Like that it was so easy and came together in no time. Thanks Natasha!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 16, 2022

      That’s wonderful Connie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Jayne Presnell
    July 15, 2022

    GREAT recipe! So easy and taste so fresh! Excellent for a summer meal!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2022

      So perfect for the summer! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Jayne!

      Reply

  • alina westbrook
    July 14, 2022

    hi natasha. love your recipes. but do you have a kartoplaniki recipe?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 14, 2022

      Hi Alina, I’m happy to know that you’re enjoying my recipes. Thank you for the good feedback. I don’t have a recipe for that yet but thanks for the suggestion.

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    • Olie
      July 15, 2022

      Right here https://natashaskitchen.com/stuffed-potato-pancakes-draniki-video/

      Reply

  • Jen
    July 13, 2022

    Soo yummy! One of my favorite go to meals for our family! Love the flavor!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 13, 2022

      That’s wonderful! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    July 13, 2022

    I could eat this weekly!! Love the flavor!! It’s a great weeknight meal!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2022

      I could eat this weekly too! So fresh and tasty! Thank you for your lovely review, Kristyn!

      Reply

  • Dana
    July 12, 2022

    This is a delicious easy dinner! My kids have enjoyed this bruschetta chicken over noodles and rice.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

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