Baked Bruschetta Chicken

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5 from 12 votes
This 30 minute Bruschetta Chicken is one of my favorite easy baked chicken recipes.   Tender, juicy chicken is topped with a bright, flavorful tomato mixture then baked with mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a balsamic glaze.  This recipe is a flavor explosion!
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 26 minutes
Total: 31 minutes
Baked Bruschetta Chicken on a clear dish with a fork.

This Baked Bruschetta Chicken is one of my favorite 30 minute, easy baked chicken recipes. Tender, juicy chicken is topped with a bright, flavorful tomato mixture then baked with mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a balsamic glaze.  This recipe is a flavor explosion! 

Baked Bruschetta Chicken on a clear dish with a fork.

This baked bruschetta chicken. Is very rustic and very good.  I used my classic bruschetta topping and piled it on top of a seared, then baked chicken breast.  Then, I topped the entire thing with mozzarella cheese and drizzled a balsamic reduction on top.  All of this might sound fancy and complicated, but it’s not.  Trust me.  It’s quick and easy and, oh, so very good!

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What We Love About This Chicken Bruschetta Bake Recipe

This is a spin on the typical bruschetta appetizer. Find out more about this traditional recipe here.

  • 30 Minute Meal: A decadent dinner in only a half an hour.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: It is so pretty to look at and taste so flavorful plus it is low carb.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Wonderful in salads the next day!
Baked Bruschetta Chicken with a pan on the side.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken Breasts: 4 thin boneless skinless 
  • House Seasoning Blend : A mix of salt and other herbs and spices you can also use Italian Seasoning if you prefer.
  • Mazola Corn Oil 
  • Chopped Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes can be used as well.
  • Shallot: minced. Red onion can be used if you do not have shallots.
  • Garlic: Minced cloves garlic teaspoon.
  • Fresh Basil: 3 tbsp minced
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Mozzarella Cheese: 1/4 cup part-skim cheese
  • Balsamic Glaze
Chicken, tomatoes, cheese and herbs.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Recipe for Chicken Bruschetta

These are the basic steps for making chicken bruschetta. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Chopping the veggies, make the mix, coat the chicken.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then season chicken on both sides with 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend.Then heat 1 tablespoon of Mazola Corn Oil or olive oil in a large, oven safe skillet over medium high heat.Sear chicken on each side – about 2-3 minutes per side.

STEP 2: BAKE

Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 20 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken is 160 degrees.

STEP 3: TOPPING

Meanwhile,  make the bruschetta topping. In a bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, shallots, garlic and basil and then stir in 1/4 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend, remaining tablespoon of Mazola Corn Oil and balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.

STEP 4: ASSEMBLE

When chicken has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees, remove the pan from the oven and top each chicken breast with 1/4 cup of bruschetta mixture. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the tomato mixture and return the chicken to the oven for 5 minutes.

STEP 5: TOP

Finally, remove chicken from the oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze before serving.

STEP 6: GLAZE

Bring balsamic vinegar to boil in a small saucepan. Allow to thicken.

Prep and Storage Tips for Baked Chicken Bruschetta

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The balsamic vinegar can be made ahead of time and placed in a container in the fridge so it is ready when you are.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

This recipe is ideal if it is made fresh, it takes less than thirty minutes, however store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Truly, it is not ideal to freeze as again, the fresh element is what makes this recipe so appealing. However, you can freeze for up to three months. It will not have the samae consistency as when freshly made.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Thaw in the the fridge overnight and then warm on the stove top until done or heat in a baking dish in the oven at 350 until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Really this is already a very healthy dish, you can skip salt if you are on a low sodium diet and serve with a salt for a healthy meal.

CAN I ONIONS FOR SHALLOTS?

Of course, shallots do have a nice mild flavor but you can replace them with red onions if you prefer.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, simply use the recipe card below and adjust the recipe for the quantity of people that you are feeding.

HOW TO TELL WHAT IS GOOD QUALITY VINEGAR?

A good balsamic vinegar will have its ingredients listed as “Grape must, tradizionale. Meaning it has aged for at least 12 years, and the vinegar will thick and sweet. Cheaper vinegar will be combined with a wine vinegar, caramel, flavourings and other ingredients.

Cast iron pan of Baked Bruschetta Chicken.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Olives: Chopped olives add a salty briny flavor.
  • Cheese: Parmesan enhances the flavor, shave some on top.
  • Variation tip: Fresh Parsley on top.
  • Breaded Chicken: Top a breaded chicken breast or chicken thighs with the bruschetta topping.
  • Skillet: Make sure that you have an oven safe skillet or transfer to a baking dish.

What to Serve with Baked Bruschetta Chicken

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Baked Bruschetta Chicken on a clear dish with a fork.
5 from 12 votes

Baked Bruschetta Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 26 minutes
Total: 31 minutes
This 30 minute Bruschetta Chicken is one of my favorite easy baked chicken recipes.   Tender, juicy chicken is topped with a bright, flavorful tomato mixture then baked with mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a balsamic glaze.  This recipe is a flavor explosion!
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Ingredients

  • 4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Balsamic glazed, recipe below

Balsamic Glaze

  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Season chicken on both sides with 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of Mazola Corn Oil in a large, oven safe skillet over medium high heat.
  • Sear chicken on each side – about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 20 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken is 160 degrees.
  • While chicken is baking, make the bruschetta topping.
  • In a bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, shallots, garlic and basil.
  • Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend, remaining tablespoon of Mazola Corn Oil and balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.
  • When chicken has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees, remove the pan from the oven and top each chicken breast with 1/4 cup of bruschetta mixture.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the tomato mixture and return the chicken to the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze before serving.

Balsamic Glaze

  • Bring balsamic vinegar to boil in a small saucepan.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes or until reduced by at least half.

Expert Tips

  • Add Olives: Chopped olives add a salty briny flavor.
  • Cheese: Parmesan enhances the flavor, shave some on top.
  • Variation tip: Fresh basil and Parsley on top.
  • Breaded Chicken: Top a breaded chicken breast with the bruschetta topping.
  • Skillet: Make sure that you have an oven safe skillet or transfer to a baking dish.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1017mg | Potassium: 694mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bruschetta, easy baked chicken recipes, easy healthy chicken recipes, tomato

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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7 thoughts on “Baked Bruschetta Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    My new favorite! This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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  2. 5 stars
    This chicken sounds so great! I love bruschetta, so turning it into a weeknight dinner is a brilliant idea! Can’t wait to give this a try!

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  3. 5 stars
    This was an amazing recipe! I really appreciate the way your website works with the serving size adjustments as I am normally only cooking for myself 🙂

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