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Easy Baked Bruschetta Chicken

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Baked in the oven, this Bruschetta Chicken is a low-carb recipe that’s bursting with bruschetta-style tomatoes, savory Mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil in every bite. Topped with a delicious balsamic glaze, it’s the perfect easy dinner for weeknights, special occasions, and everything in between!

a plate with baked bruschetta chicken topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and basil

What Is Chicken Bruschetta Made Of? 

There are many variations of bruschetta chicken. However, they nearly always contain olive oil, tomatoes, Mozzarella, and a balsamic glaze, and our version is no different! Here’s everything you’ll need: 

  • Chicken – We prefer to use chicken breasts over thighs because there is plenty of fat and flavor from the other ingredients! 
  • Olive Oil – If there’s ever a time to splurge, this is it. Trust us, choosing a high-quality extra virgin olive oil is the secret to making chicken bruschetta that’s unbelievably delicious. 
  • Tomatoes – We use cherry tomatoes because they’re sweet and easy to prepare. However, beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes are great, too. You’ll just want to make sure to peel and deseed them as they tend to have a more bitter flavor. 
  • Herbs and Seasonings – There’s no shortage of flavor in this dish! You’ll need lemon juice, basil, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, Herbs de Provence, and thyme. 
  • Balsamic – To create the best drizzle, we used a combination of balsamic vinegar and balsamic glaze
  • Cheese – We used Mozzarella as most bruschetta recipes do. However, feel free to experiment with other white cheeses such as Provolone or goat cheese, too! 

a white plate with halved cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and lemon wedges

How to Make Easy Baked Bruschetta Chicken

This recipe looks super fancy and complicated, but the truth is that it couldn’t be easier to make! When you follow the steps below dinner will be ready in under an hour. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit
  2. Combine the chopped tomatoes, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, basil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. 
  3. Mix the remaining seasonings in a bowl. 
  4. Season the chicken generously on both sides, and place it on a prepared baking tray. 
  5. Arrange the tomato mixture and cheese on top of the chicken. 
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes

a plate of halved cherry tomatoes topped with fresh basil strips and a lemon wedge

Baking Tips

Take a look at a few of our favorite tips below to ensure that your bruschetta chicken turns out perfectly flavorful and ultra juicy every single time. 

Pound the Chicken. The thinner your chicken breast is, the faster it’ll cook and the juicier it will be! For the best results, place a single chicken breast in a sealable bag or under a piece of parchment paper. Then, use a heavy utensil such as a meat mallet or even a skillet to pound out the chicken until it is thin and flat. 

Use a Meat Thermometer. Instead of cutting into your chicken to check that it’s done, use a meat thermometer to ensure that it reaches an internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit. 

Use Fresh Cheese. Fresh sliced Mozzarella is so much more flavorful than the pre-sliced, packaged versions! Cook It On the Grill! For a slightly smoky taste perfect for summer, try cooking your chicken on the grill instead of in the oven.

 

Serving Suggestions 

The great thing about chicken bruschetta is that it goes with pretty much anything! For instance, to keep it low-carb, try serving it over a bed of zucchini noodles or fresh greens. Or, serve it over your favorite pasta noodles or with a side of potatoes. No matter what you do, it’s always scrumptious! 

baked bruschetta chicken on a white plate

More Amazing Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

There’s nothing better than an easy chicken dinner, take a look at some more of our favorites for quick meals the whole family will love! 

  • A versatile meal prep option, Asian Chicken Bowls are sweet, spicy, and loaded with veggies to give you everything you need for a nutritious dinner. 
  • Simple and highly nutritious, this Chicken and Broccoli Rice is ready in less than half an hour! 
  • Creamy, comforting, and so tasty, this Italian-inspired Marry Me Chicken is guaranteed to knock your socks off. 
  • Take Taco Tuesday to the next level with these kid-friendly Baked Chicken Tacos
a close up image of baked bruschetta chicken topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and basil

Easy Baked Bruschetta Chicken

Food Dolls
A low-carb comfort food, this Easy Baked Bruschetta Chicken is made wtih fresh ingredietns and bursting wtih flavor in every bite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course dinner, lunch, meal
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 443 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 chicken breasts pounded thin
  • 3 Tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Herbs de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (more or less to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl add chopped tomatoes, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix well.
  • Mix all the seasonings in a small bowl.
  • Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange chicken, and sprinkle half of the seasonings on one side of the chicken. Flip and season the other side. Rub the seasoning around.
  • Top with slices of mozzarella cheese.
  • Arrange the tomato mixture on top and on the sides.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until juice runs clear. *See notes

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Notes

Notes
The thinner the chicken breast, the quicker it will cook.
This recipe can easily be halved or doubled!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1800mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 866IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 3mg
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27 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Sooooo good!
    I bought a tenderizer so I could pound the chicken flat and I can’t believe I waited so song to buy one!
    This recipe was another hit in our household. These are some of my favorite ingredients!
    This is the first time I also used balsamic glaze, and I’m so glad o have it in my pantry now.

  2. 5 stars
    My husband and I love bruschetta, so this recipe caught my eye. WOW, we both loved this chicken recipe. So easy, so fresh, so delicious. I started following y’all on Pinterest so I can find more amazing recipes like this. I also shared with my mom 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe was easy, quick and delicious! My chicken was a little bigger/thicker so even though I pounded it a little, I baked it for about 45-50 min and just checked the internal temperature. I served it with a side of rice. The chicken was so juicy! My husband and I loved it and it will be in the rotation of recipes again soon!

  4. 5 stars
    I loved that this recipe came together in minutes, was appealing to the eye, and the end result was tasty! I already had all of the ingredients which is always nice too.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and WOW! My wife loved it. She said this was one of the best meals I’ve ever made! Thank you!!!

  6. 5 stars
    OMG!! Absolutely the most delicious and flavorful chicken dish I have ever made…seriously! I rarely write a review but my husband and I were both blown away by the tenderness and juicy flavors of the chicken and the bruschetta topping. We honestly had to try hard to not inhale as we were eating. It’s that good. I’m making it again this weekend for friends and know it will be a new family favorite. Thank you Food Dolls for sharing this one!!

  7. SO DELICIOUS!
    This chicken recipe is *chefs kiss* 🤌🏼 not only was it easy to follow but the chicken itself turned out great! Which isn’t always easy as chicken can be hard to cook. Highly recommend to anyone & everyone!

  8. Check your recipe. I use a drizzle of olive oil but your post calls for 1/4 cup? Is this a mistake or am I missing something?

  9. 5 stars
    We loved this!!! I’m 78 and my DH is 80 and we are always ready to try new recipes. He is always up to try something new. It was great
    Thanks, Linda

  10. 5 stars
    We loved this!!’ I served this over a bed of spring mix. I’m 78 and my dh is 80 and I’m still trying new recipes and he is up for anything I make.
    Thank you, Linda

  11. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner and W O W! Very easy to make but the end result is a 10/10. I paired it with a side of couscous. Would definitely recommend!