Easy Homemade Bruschetta Chicken
Welcome, my fellow foodies, to another mouth-watering recipe that’s going to make your taste buds dance with joy! Today, we’re going to prepare a dish that combines the best of Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. I’m talking about none other than Bruschetta Chicken – a dish that’s easy to make, full of flavor, and perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or a fancy dinner party.
This dish is perfect for those nights when you want something tasty, but don’t have the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen (which is every night in our house 😅).
It only takes 5 minutes to put everything together, but it tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. No joke. This recipe is bursting with all 👏 the 👏 flavor 👏
But don’t just take my word for it…
I mean… wowzers!
A husband’s (and kids)’ approval on a meal is 🤌😘
It’s like winning an Olympic medal in the kitchen, isn’t it? When you put in the effort to make a home cooked meal and your family loves it you feel like a superhero. A domestic goddess. A culinary genius!
Getting your family’s stamp of approval on a meal can be a real confidence booster. You start strutting around the kitchen like you’re on an episode of Iron Chef, and mentally adding a few more spices to your next masterpiece.
And let me tell you, this easy Bruschetta Chicken is the meal to do it!
This Mediterranean / Italian-inspired dish is the perfect weeknight (or any night) meal because of how fast it comes together! It’s seriously so simple to make, you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner.
Plus it only has five ingredients! It doesn’t get much simpler than that!
To make this super easy bruschetta chicken you’ll only need five ingredients:
- Chicken Breast
- Balsamic Vinegar
The key to a good Bruschetta is to use high-quality ingredients and let the flavors speak for themselves. And trust me, when you combine the juicy tomatoes with the aromatic basil and tangy balsamic vinegar, you’ll understand why Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer that’s loved by many.
Healthy Ingredients & Endocrine Benefits
Tomatoes are incredibly healthy if you have diabetes because they are rich in Vitamin C and potassium. Two nutrients that are quickly depleted when glucose levels are elevated.
Basil is an antioxidant and can help the body’s detox pathways. Antioxidants help to reduce inflammation (which can be a factor in insulin resistance).
🍇 Balsamic Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar is also an antioxidant and contains polyphenols which can protect the body from heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Plus, since it’s vinegar, it helps our blood sugar by slowing down the digestion of carbs.
🍗 Chicken Breast
Now, I know some of you might be thinking “oh no, not chicken breasts again,” but hear me out. Chicken breasts are a blank canvas that can be transformed into a delicious masterpiece with the right spices, herbs, and cooking method. As for benefits, chicken breast is packed with lean protein. It’s a great source of selenium which is excellent for endocrine and thyroid health. It’s also a good source of Niacin & B6 which play an essential role in cell function.
You may think that salt is the bad guy in the health game, but the truth is, salt can be a hero in your diet! Real salt is chock-full of essential minerals like sodium, potassium, and magnesium that are crucial for maintaining healthy blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and nerve function.
Variations & Substitutions
Now, let’s talk about some variations and substitutions you can make to this recipe.
If you don’t have chicken breasts, you can use chicken thighs. Or, if you don’t have any chicken on hand, pork chops or a white fish like haddock or cod would taste great!
If you’re not a fan of tomatoes, you can substitute them with roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, or even fresh strawberries for a sweet twist.
If you’re dairy free like me then you can either omit the Mozzarella all together OR you can use a dairy free substitute. For this recipe I used VioLife’s shredded mozzarella.
How I Make Easy Bruschetta Chicken
Step ONE: Salt & Pepper chicken breast.
Step TWO: In a bowl combine diced tomatoes, chopped basil, balsamic vinegar, and salt & pepper to taste. If you’re feeling fancy, you can also add some chopped red onion or roasted red peppers to the mix!
Step THREE: Spread tomato mixture over chicken breast, top with cheese, and bake at 375F for 35 minutes.
Step FOUR: Drizzle with Balsamic glaze.
Oh shoot! Don’t have balsamic glaze? GOOD! That store bought stuff is filled with junk anyways! Here’s how I make it QUICK using only 1 ingredient. ⤵
QUICK Balsamic Glaze Recipe
- ½ C Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 TBSP honey (optional)
Simmer in a saucepan on low until liquid is reduced by half (about 10 min). WATCH and stir because if you leave it alone for too long it WILL BURN. My family can attest to this.
Allow to cool for another 5-10 minutes and Voila! You have homemade balsamic glaze!
Serving & Storing This Easy Bruschetta Chicken
As for serving suggestions, this dish pairs well with a variety of sides.
We like to serve it over a bed of spaghetti squash (or spaghetti) with a side salad.
But we’ve also served it with garlic bread and roasted veggies such as zucchini, eggplant, or bell peppers.
I store my leftovers in the fridge for no more than 7 days.
So, there you have it!
Bruschetta Chicken is a recipe that’s easy to make, full of flavor, and versatile enough to please everyone’s taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or looking for a quick weeknight meal, this dish is sure to impress. So, grab your apron and get cooking! And as always, feel free to experiment with different ingredients and make it your own. After all, cooking is all about having fun and creating something delicious.
Let me know how it turns out in the comments below.
Easy Bruschetta Chicken
- 2 lbs Chicken Breast
- 5 Roma Tomatoes, diced
- 5 Basil Leaves, chopped
- 2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Salt & Pepper
Lay chicken breast in a baking pan and season with salt & pepper.
In a bowl, combine diced tomatoes, chopped basil, and balsamic vinegar.
Spread tomato mixture evenly over chicken. Top with mozzarella.
Bake at 375F for 35 minutes.
Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.
Recipe makes 6 servings. Amount per serving:
Calories 192, Fat 4g, Carbs 4g, Fiber 1.2g, Net Carbs 3.8g, Protein 33g
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