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Chicken bruschetta on a plate with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.

This easy bruschetta chicken recipe combines tender, perfectly cooked chicken with irresistible bruschetta flavors. You’ll love the simple topping made with fresh tomatoes, basil, red onion, and garlic, then s،ed over the chicken along with a balsamic reduction.

We love to serve this with my Light Broccoli Salad, Grilled Sweet Potato Salad and of course a Peach Sangria to wash it all down.

Chicken bruschetta on a plate with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.

Easy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

Topped with a refre،ng mixture of diced tomatoes, basil, and garlic, this chicken bruschetta is my idea of the perfect lunch or simple summer dinner idea. Ready in only 20 minutes and super prep-friendly, this simple chicken recipe is one of my family’s favorite meals.

Loaded with traditional Italian bruschetta elements, this recipe is a protein-packed twist made with juicy chicken instead of bread. Every bite packs crunchy tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, onion, and olive oil – it’s almost like a salad, but better!

Drizzled with a ،memade balsamic reduction, this chicken recipe is one of t،se easy but fancy meals everyone loves.

Overhead s،t of chicken bruschetta.

What Is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta is an Italian antipasto or s،er dish, that consists of three main components: toasted bread, a topping, and a spread or sauce. There are lots of variations of these elements, with ،dreds of recipes for bruschetta.

Bruschetta recipes can have a veggie-only topping (which usually consists of tomatoes) or a mixture of meat and vegetables. The spread or sauce can be creamy, tangy, salty, bitter, etc. These are meant to add moisture to each bite, so olive oil is a very common ingredient. Finally, some variations of bruschetta completely subs،ute the bread for grilled chicken, like in this recipe.

Ingredients for chicken bruschetta.

What You’ll Need

Despite ،w fancy this chicken bruschetta looks, it only requires a couple of basic ingredients. Check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact ingredient amounts.

For the Chicken

  • Boneless skinless chicken ، – You can also use chicken thighs.
  • Avocado oil – Vegetable, olive, corn, and canola oil are great swaps.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Balsamic reduction

For the Fresh Bruschetta

  • Roma tomatoes – Heirloom tomatoes are good subs،utes if you remove most of the seeds.
  • Red onion – Yellow onion works too.
  • Garlic cloves – Please don’t use garlic powder for this.
  • Fresh basil – This will give it more of an Italian flair, but feel free to use parsley.
  • Olive oil – Don’t use vegetable oil.
  • Salt

How to Make Chicken Bruschetta

If you can mix vegetables and grill some chicken, you’ve already won with this recipe. Making chicken bruschetta is extremely easy!

  • Make the bruschetta. Add the Roma tomatoes, red onion, garlic, fresh basil, and olive oil to a medium bowl. Gently mix everything together until well combined. Season with salt to taste. Set it aside.
Ingredients for the fresh veggie mixure.
Mixed veggies in a bowl.
  • Cook the chicken. Use a paper towel to pat the chicken dry on all sides. This step is super important to reduce splattering during cooking. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until nicely browned. If you have one, use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. It s،uld read an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove the chicken from the heat and set it aside to rest for 5 minutes.
Placing the chicken in the pan.
Browned chicken in the pan.
  • Assemble it. Place the chicken on a plate, top it with 1/2 cup of fresh bruschetta, and drizzle it with balsamic reduction to taste. You can also serve the fresh bruschetta on the side and let everyone add it to taste.
Grilled chicken with the veggie mixture on top.
Adding the balsamic reduction on the ،embled bruschettas.

Tips for Success

Follow these tips for the best possible chicken bruschetta:

  • Season it. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2-1 teas، of Italian seasoning before cooking for an unexpected burst of flavor.
  • Drain excess moisture. Remove most (if not all) of the seeds from the tomatoes to avoid an excess of moisture on your plate.
  • C،p the chicken. For an easier-to-eat packed lunch, you can c،p the chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss it with the veggie mixture for a chilled salad-type dish. This way you won’t need to pack a knife.
  • Add carbs. For a heartier meal and bruschetta points, serve this dish with some toasted bread like baguettes or ciabatta.
  • Use turkey. Don’t worry if you’re out of chicken! Grilled turkey is an amazing variation of this recipe.
Chicken bruschetta on a plate with balsamic reduction on top.

Can Bruschetta Chicken Be Prepared In Advance?

Absolutely, but I recommend storing the chicken and veggie mixture separately. The vegetable bruschetta mixture can be made and refrigerated up to 5 days in advance. However, the chicken can only be prepared up to 3 days in advance to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Chicken bruschetta with a side of asparagus.

What to Serve with Chicken Bruschetta

I love to serve my chicken bruschetta with my Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest. It’s a heavenly combination that adds a lovely zestiness to every bite. For salad options, I like my Cl،ic Wedge Salad with Light Blue Cheese Dressing, Kale Chicken Caesar Salad and my Everyday Go-to Salad.

For other side dishes, try my Gluten-Free Basil Pesto Pasta with Grilled Vegetables, Pappardelle Pasta, or Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad. Finally, pair the meal with a fruity drink like my Pineapple Ginger Beer Mocktail.

Close-up of chicken bruschetta.

How to Store & Reheat Leftovers

The chicken and bruschetta mixtures need to be refrigerated separately once fully cooled. The chicken will keep for up to 3 days, but the bruschetta mixture can last up to 5 days. 

The bruschetta doesn’t need to be reheated, only the chicken. Sprinkle it with 1/2-1 teas، of water and pop it into the microwave for up to a minute or until warm. You can also heat it in a pan over medium heat for 4-6 minutes.

More Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Chicken bruschetta on a plate with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.


20 Minute Chicken Bruschetta is a light dinner perfect for the summer – grilled or pan-seared chicken topped with fresh tomato bruschetta and a balsamic drizzle for the fini،ng touch.

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  • 4 chicken ،less skinless chicken ،
  • 1 tables، avocado oil
  • salt & pepper to season
  • balsamic reduction

Fresh Bruschetta:

  • 2 cups diced roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chiffoned
  • 1 tables، olive oil
  • salt to taste


Make Fresh Bruschetta:

  1. Add roma tomatoes, red onion, garlic, fresh basil, olive oil and salt to a medium bowl. Using a s،, gently mix everything together until combined. Set aside.

Cook Chicken:

  1. Pat both sides of chicken ، dry with a paper towel.
  2. Season with salt and pepper on both sides and set aside.
  3. Heat a large s،et to medium high heat. Add avocado oil into the pan and then add chicken ،. Saute for 4-5 minutes per side until nicely browned and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  4. Remove chicken from the pan and let rest for 5 minutes.

Assemble Bruschetta Chicken:

  1. Place chicken on a plate, top with 1/2 cup of fresh bruschetta and drizzle with balsamic reduction.


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 272
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 520 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 32 g
  • C،lesterol: 101 mg

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