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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

There’s something truly mouthwatering about the idea of grilled chicken, especially when you combine it with the tangy, fresh flavors of bruschetta. Grilled Bruschetta Chicken is the best of both worlds, and it’s a show-stopping restaurant-quality dish you can make at home; wow everyone at your dinner table tonight!

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken on a black platter with tomatoes in the background.

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What is Grilled Bruschetta Chicken?

Chicken Bruschetta originates from the classic Italian starter – bruschetta, which typically involves a slice of toasted bread rubbed with garlic, topped with diced tomatoes, and sprinkled with salt and olive oil. By adding grilled chicken into the mix, this easy chicken bruschetta recipe takes a delightful twist, making it a complete meal perfect for dinner parties or a wholesome family dinner.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT GRILLED BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN

  • Versatile: This dish is perfect for any occasion, from family dinners to summer BBQs.
  • Healthy: Packed with lean protein from the chicken breasts and bursting with the freshness of tomatoes and basil, it’s as nourishing as it is delicious. It’s a low-carb and keto grilled chicken recipe, too.
  • Easy to make: With clear steps and a manageable ingredients list, this recipe is a breeze even for novice cooks.
  • Satisfying: The combination of hearty grilled chicken and light, tangy bruschetta strikes a beautiful balance that’ll leave you satiated but not overly stuffed.
Grilled Bruschetta Chicken on a black platter with tomatoes in the background.

Ingredients

Chicken and Marinade:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts: You can either pound or butterfly them for quicker cooking.
  • Olive oil: Acts as a tenderizer in the marinade.
  • Italian seasoning, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper: All combine to infuse the chicken with a flavorful, tangy punch.
Labeled ingredient to make Grilled Bruschetta Chicken.

For the Bruschetta:

  • Tomatoes: Dice them for that perfect juicy crunch.
  • Olive oil, basil, garlic, and shallots: A classic mix that lends the bruschetta its distinctive flavor.
  • Sundried tomatoes: Optional, but add a concentrated pop of tomato flavor.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste.
Labeled ingredients to make bruschetta.

Optional toppings:

  • Mozzarella, shredded parmesan, basil, and balsamic syrup: These enhance the flavors and add a gourmet touch to the dish.

How to Make Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for at least 4-6 hours. Overnight marination ensures the best flavor.
  2. Preheat the grill to high and allow the chicken to come to room temperature before grilling for faster cooking.
  3. Grill the chicken on high for 2-3 minutes per side, then turn the heat down to medium and grill the chicken until it reaches 160F. Let it rest – carryover cooking will finish off the cooking process.
  4. While the chicken rests, prepare the bruschetta by combining the tomato, olive oil, basil, garlic, shallots, and sundried tomatoes in a small bowl.
  5. Once the chicken is done, top the still-warm chicken with mozzarella, a spoonful of bruschetta, a drizzle of balsamic syrup, and a sprinkle of parmesan.
  6. Enjoy!
Grilled Bruschetta Chicken on a white plate.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • If you can’t find fresh basil, dried basil is a great alternative – just remember that it’s more potent, so adjust the quantity accordingly.
  • For a dairy-free bruschetta chicken, skip the cheese. The grilled chicken and bruschetta are flavorsome enough on their own!
  • Want to spice it up a bit? Add some chili flakes to the bruschetta mix.
  • Always rest your grilled chicken. It helps to redistribute the juices, keeping the meat moist and tender.

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Make It A Meal

Wondering what to serve with your Grilled Chicken Bruschetta recipe? Grilled Bruschetta Chicken is pretty versatile and pairs well with numerous sides. For a light meal, serve it alongside a fresh garden salad or some grilled asparagus. If you’re after something a bit more substantial, it goes excellently with pasta, roasted or smashed potatoes, or some crusty Italian bread to mop up all the delicious bruschetta juices.

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Pack the bruschetta mixture separately from the chicken.

Step By Step Process

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken on a black platter with tomatoes in the background.

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Chef Jenn
Add some serious flavor to your next BBQ! This Grilled Bruschetta Chicken features marinaded chicken, fresh bruschetta, gooey mozzeralla, and more! It's an easy meal to make and it's sure to impress!
4.97 from 55 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 564 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese optional

For the bruschetta

  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup basil torn or chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup diced shallots
  • 1/4 cup diced sundried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced finely
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garnishes

  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese optional
  • basil leaves optional
  • balsamic syrup

Instructions
 

  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl then add the chicken and marinate it for at least 4-6 hours. Overnight marination ensures the best flavor.
  • Preheat the grill to high and allow the chicken to come to room temperature before grilling for faster cooking.
  • Grill the chicken on high for 2-3 minutes per side, then turn the heat down to medium and grill the chicken until it reaches 160F. Let it rest – carryover cooking will finish off the cooking process. Top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
  • While the chicken rests, prepare the bruschetta by combining the tomato, olive oil, basil, garlic, shallots, and sundried tomatoes in a small bowl.
  • Once the chicken is done, top the still-warm chicken with a spoonful of bruschetta, a drizzle of balsamic syrup, and a sprinkle of parmesan. Add torn basil leaves as an additional garnish.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

    • If you can’t find fresh basil, dried basil is a great alternative – just remember that it’s more potent, so adjust the quantity accordingly.
    • For a dairy-free bruschetta chicken, skip the cheese. The grilled chicken and bruschetta are flavorsome enough on their own!
    • Want to spice it up a bit? Add some chili flakes to the bruschetta mix.
    • Always rest your grilled chicken. It helps to redistribute the juices, keeping the meat moist and tender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breastCalories: 564kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 57gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 835mgPotassium: 1005mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 797IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 260mgIron: 2mg
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7 thoughts on “Grilled Bruschetta Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow, this was so delicious! I marinated the chicken for 4 hours, and it turned out amazing. Will be making this again soon.

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  2. 5 stars
    This chicken is so good! The chicken came out perfectly cooked and was so nice and juicy. I had some garden tomatoes, and this was such a great way to use them. Really made for such a fresh-tasting dinner.

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  3. 5 stars
    This was so easy to make and such a nice blend of traditional bruschetta and grilled chicken. I love that I didn’t fill up on the bread and instead used the chicken as the base to make it a whole meal. Don’t skip that balsamic drizzle!

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  4. 5 stars
    I’ve been seeing this bruschetta chicken on Pinterest and I finally gave it a try. It was SO good! The chicken turned out really moist and I loveeeed this topping.

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  5. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner last night, and it was amazing! I’ve never cooked with bruschetta before, but now I’m obsessed. The recipe was simple to follow and the results were phenomenal.

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