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20-Minute Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

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September 19, 2022 | Author: Ashley McCrary

This quick & easy grilled bruschetta chicken features tender, juicy chicken breast topped with a flavor-packed bruschetta mixture. Delicious!

a wooden cutting board topped with three grilled bruschetta chicken breasts next to a bowl of tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil

What Makes This Recipe Work

Bruschetta is a beloved appetizer that is a must-have at Italian restaurants. The balsamic drenched tomatoes are delightfully sweet against the soft & subtle mozzarella. This grilled bruschetta chicken recipe is everything there is to love about bruschetta, served on top a tender, juicy, mozzarella topped chicken breast.

Top with basil and serve however you like your chicken (or even by itself!), this flavorful, 20-minute recipe will be a family favorite in no time! Easy ingredients, minimal cleanup- the ultimate weeknight recipe!

a close up of three chicken breasts topped with bruschetta tomatoes and fresh basil

Ingredient Notes

While this grilled bruschetta chicken recipe looks beautiful and fancy, it’s actually a super easy ingredients list! See below for notes, and the printable recipe card for the full list!

ingredients for this recipe in bowls and labeled

Bruschetta Mixture

Veggies: Roma tomatoes (about 5-6), a head of garlic, fresh basil, and one shallot.

Sauce: Olive oil & balsamic glaze or regular balsamic vinegar if you prefer.

Seasoning: Salt & Pepper.

Chicken

Chicken Breasts: Boneless, skinless, chicken breasts are best for this bruschetta chicken recipe.

Seasoning: Garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper.

Mozzarella Cheese: I like to use slices, but you can use shredded if you prefer. If you want this to be dairy-free, skip the cheese or choose a non-dairy alternative.

Recipe Step by Step

step by step photos to make this recipe
  1. Season the chicken breast with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Heat olive oil or oil of choice in a grill pan or large skillet. Cook the chicken breasts over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through and the liquid runs clear and the internal temperature is  155F-160F, about 5-6 minutes on each side.
  2. Meanwhile, combine diced tomatoes, minced garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. While the chicken is still on the grill or skillet, top each breast with 1 slice of mozzarella and cover until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Top each chicken breast with the tomato mixture and additional fresh basil as desired. Enjoy!
a bowl of diced tomatoes mixed with basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar

Mac’s Pro Tips

Dairy-Free: If you’d like to make this recipe dairy free, simply omit the mozzarella cheese or use a non-dairy alternative.

Cooking Methods: You can use a grill pan or a large skillet for this recipe, or even grill them on your bbq. Whichever way you enjoy cooking chicken the best will work with this recipe!

How to Serve: Serve your this bruschetta chicken recipe over a bed of penne pasta drizzled with olive oil and parmesan cheese, alongside a salad, or with your favorite sides. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container and eat within 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Recipe FAQs

20-Minute Grilled Bruschetta Chicken: FAQs

Is this bruschetta chicken recipe low carb?

Yes! One serving of this chicken is just 6.4 net carbs, making it low carb and keto friendly. Choose low carb sides to keep the whole meal keto friendly.

What is the difference between balsamic vinegar and balsamic glaze?

Balsamic glaze is a thicker, sweeter vinegar reduction. I like it for this recipe because it isn’t as liquidy as regular balasamic vinegar.

How do I know when my chicken is cooked through?

Place an instant read thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken breast. When the temperature reads 165F the chicken is cooked properly.

a close up of grilled bruschetta chicken with a fork taking out one bite to show the tender chicken breast
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a wooden cutting board topped with three grilled bruschetta chicken breasts next to a bowl of tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil

20-Minute Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

This quick & easy grilled bruschetta chicken recipe features tender, juicy chicken breast topped with a flavor-packed bruschetta mixture. Delicious!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

Bruschetta

  • 2 cups diced Roma tomatoes (56 tomatoes)
  • 1 head of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 34 slices of mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken breast with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Heat olive oil or oil of choice in a grill pan or large skillet. Cook the chicken breasts over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through and the liquid runs clear and the internal temperature is  155F-160F, about 5-6 minutes on each side.
  2. Meanwhile, combine diced tomatoes, minced garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. While the chicken is still on the grill or skillet, top each breast with 1 slice of mozzarella and cover until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Top each chicken breast with the tomato mixture and additional fresh basil as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Dairy-Free: If you’d like to make this recipe dairy free, simply omit the mozzarella cheese or use a non-dairy alternative.

Cooking Methods: You can use a grill pan or a large skillet for this recipe, or even grill them on your bbq. Whichever way you enjoy cooking chicken the best will work with this recipe!

How to Serve: Serve this bruschetta chicken recipe over a bed of penne pasta, alongside a salad, or with your favorite sides. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container and eat within 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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