Easy Bruschetta Chicken is a flavorful grilled or cooked chicken topped with a cooked tomato and herb topping.
Chicken is a staple in most of our kitchens. Not just for its affordability, the lean meat is easily seasoned any way we like. Using it for tacos one night, or this Shredded Chicken with Mashed Potatoes another. Making it an easy type of meat to cook with and one that makes its rounds weekly in our home.
Normally this Easy Bruschetta Chicken recipe would be posted during the summer months when the tomatoes are coming out of the garden daily. During those times, we are making bruschetta daily and jarring tomatoes regularly. However, this recipe can be made all year round with plain old store-bought tomatoes. Since in it, we are cooking the bruschetta just a bit to help bring out the intensity of the tomatoes. It works wonderfully with any sort of fresh tomatoes you have on hand. Including cherry tomatoes which I normally just slice in halves for this recipe.
There are many ways to serve this Easy Bruschetta Chicken and I have some suggestions listed for you below. Whichever way you choose to serve it, it is a delicious option that is a crowd pleaser.
Why I Love This Recipe
We tend to make chicken a couple of times a week. Most often, that chicken is chicken breast as it is the most versatile cut I find. This Easy Bruschetta Chicken is a great way to spruce up the typically cooked chicken breast. Adding a vibrant flavor with minimal effort. I love the presentation of this chicken and find the dish itself to be adaptable to our mood. Sometimes opting to serve it with pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes if the desire should strike. It is a simple, impressive recipe that takes no time at all.
What You Will Need To Make It
4 small chicken breast or (2 extra large butterflied and split)
1 tsp. sea salt
3 cups of chopped tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2-3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
cracked black pepper
fresh basil to garnish (optional)
Begin by butterflying the chicken breast. Salt and pepper each side.
Heat a cast iron grill pan or a heavy-bottomed pan with olive oil. When the pan is hot, place the chicken on and cook on each side until cooked through. About 3-4 minutes on each side.
When all four pieces of chicken are cooked, remove them from the pan, and cover them to keep them warm. Set them aside. Wipe the pan clean or use another medium size skillet.
Chop the tomatoes into bite-size pieces.
Heat with olive oil and place the tomatoes inside. Add the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. Stir the tomatoes to incorporate the flavors.
Allow it to cook until the tomatoes are rich in color and cooked down. About 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Distribute the tomato mixture across the chicken to serve on a platter. Or serve on individual plates by placing a piece of chicken on each plate and topping it with a generous scoop of tomato mixture.
- Allow chicken to come to room temperature before adding it to the skillet. Don’t add cold chicken directly from the fridge to the hot pan.
- Butterfly the chicken to ensure that it cooks through properly in the pan.
- Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. I find seasoning one side and
- This recipe can be doubled for larger crowds.
- I use Roma, Beefsteak, and even cherry tomatoes for this recipe. Use the best quality tomatoes you can find for full flavor.
Bruschetta chicken goes well with a wide array of sides. Here are a few suggestions for serving this Bruschetta Chicken that we have really enjoyed.
- Serve alongside roasted potatoes and asparagus. Be sure to check out this Roasted Asparagus recipe for perfectly cooked asparagus.
- Bruschetta chicken is delicious served with white rice and a mixed green salad.
- Chop it up and toss in your favorite pasta. If you do this, save a bit of the pasta water and add a tbsp of butter to blend the chicken and tomatoes in.
- Serve atop a large bed of mixed greens for a flavorful chicken salad.
- Leftovers are great additions to homemade pizza. Check out this Sourdough Pizza Dough recipe for making delicious homemade pizza.
Can I substitute the chicken?
Yes you can use thigh meat and even chicken tenderloins for this recipe.
Can I bake the chicken instead of cooking it in a pan?
You can! You can cook the chicken on a baking sheet or any preferred method of cooking the chicken that you like and still top it with the delicious bruschetta topping.
Can this recipe be doubled?
Yes, for larger crowds you can certainly double this recipe just fine.
What is the ratio for using fresh herbs over dried?
You can certainly use fresh herbs over dried for this recipe. When using fresh herbs the ratio is 3 to 1. Understanding that the dried herbs are often much more powerful then fresh. So for this recipe you would do 3 tbsp or more of fresh herbs.
Doing a blend of basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram. Or something similar. Note that for a fresh bruschetta, you would only use basil, and that would be sufficient for this recipe. Giving you that delicious bruschetta tastes in your tomato topping.
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- 4 small chicken breasts (or 2 extra large breasts butterflied and split)
- 3 cups of chopped tomatoes
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp. dried Italian seasoning
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- cracked black pepper
- fresh chopped basil to garnish (optional)
- Begin by butterflying the chicken breast.
- Salt and pepper each side. Heat a cast iron grill pan or a heavy-bottomed pan with olive oil.
- When the pan is hot, place the chicken on and cook on each side until cooked through.
- About 3-4 minutes on each side.
- When all four pieces of chicken are cooked, remove them from the pan and cover them to keep warm. Set them aside.
- Wipe the pan clean or use another medium size skillet. Heat with olive oil and place the tomatoes inside.
- Add the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.
- Stir the tomatoes to incorporate the flavors.
- Allow it to cook until the tomatoes are rich in color and cooked down.
- About 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Distribute the tomato mixture across the chicken to serve on a platter.
- Or serve on individual plates by placing a piece of chicken on each plate and topping it with a generous scoop of tomato mixture.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 684mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 39g
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