bruschetta chicken featured image
Bruschetta Chicken Bake is a healthy Italy-inspired dish is made of chicken breast that’s topped off with flavorful bruschetta, melted mozzarella cheese, balsamic glaze and fresh basil.
Jump to Recipe
Table of Contents
  1. Easy Bruschetta Chicken Bake
  2. Why We Love This Recipe
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Bruschetta Chicken Bake Recipe
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Other Easy Chicken Recipes
  8. Bruschetta Chicken Bake Recipe

Our Bruschetta Chicken Bake is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s ready to go in less than an hour. This healthy Italy-inspired dish is made of chicken breast that’s topped off with flavorful bruschetta, melted mozzarella cheese, balsamic glaze and fresh basil. 

bruschetta chicken hero image

Easy Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Bruschetta is an appetizer that I order just about every time I go to an Italian restaurant. Or any restaurant that offers it, for that matter. The flavor combo of olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese simply can’t be beat for me. You get the classic Italian flavors, in a light and refreshing dish.

This is why I just love this Bruschetta Chicken Bake! It makes a great weeknight dinner! It’s ready in less than an hour, including the bake time. It’s also a healthy option and low carb. And if you’re not concerned with the carbs, you can serve this over noodles to make it a yummy pasta dish!

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • Picky eater approved
  • A quick weeknight dinner
  • Ready in under an hour
  • Great for leftovers 
  • Healthy dinner option
  • Delicious served over pasta
  • Low carb dish
bruschetta chicken with spaghetti on a plate

Ingredients/Shopping List

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups store bought bruschetta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Balsamic glaze for garnish
  • Fresh basil for garnish

SEE FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD BELOW

How to Make Bruschetta Chicken Bake Recipe

Any weeknight dinner that only has 5 steps in the instructions is a winner in my book. You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to put together your Bruschetta Chicken Bake!

Mix together Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt & pepper.

all italian seasonings in a bowl

Place the chicken into a baking dish and season the chicken breasts with this mixture.

place the raw chicken in baking dish and brush it with seasonings

Spoon bruschetta over the top of the chicken.

spoon bruschetta over the chicken

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees, uncovered, for 25 minutes.

baked bruschetta chicken in a baking dish

Sprinkle bruschetta mozzarella and return to the oven for 15 more minutes. 

Sprinkle bruschetta mozzarella over the chicken

Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh basil.

Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh basil

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • CHICKEN: Best to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. If using frozen chicken, make sure to thaw it completely and pat dry before using in the recipe.
  • BRUSCHETTA:  I recommend purchasing a store-bought version of bruschetta to save loads of time and make sure that it’s just right. I used Summer Fresh brand store bought bruschetta, it’s available at Walmart. 
  • BALSAMIC GLAZE: You can use a store-bought balsamic glaze or make your own. See instruction in the FAQ for how to make your own homemade balsamic glaze.
  • MOZZARELLA: Using shredded mozzarella makes this recipe super easy to make, but you can also use fresh mozzarella, too! Slice it up to about ¼ inch slices and place it over the top of your chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store leftover Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This meal will keep in the freezer for 2-3 months.
To freeze, allow the leftovers to cool in the refrigerator before transferring them to a freezer-safe container and placing them in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.
Reheat by placing in an oven-safe container, such as a casserole dish, covering loosely with tin foil and baking at 350F for about 30 minutes, or until heated through.

How do I make a homemade balsamic glaze for my Bruschetta Chicken Bake?

Start by mixing ½ cup balsamic vinegar and 3 tablespoons of brown sugar in a small saucepan. Place the pan over medium-high heat and let it come to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes until it has thickened and reduced by about half.

What to serve with Bruschetta Chicken Bake

This chicken is perfect served over angel hair pasta. I also love it with a side of rice. You could also add a crisp green salad or vegetables and have a simple and healthy full meal.

bruschetta chicken in a baking dish

Other Easy Chicken Recipes

Ritz Chicken Casserole | One-Pot Chicken and Rice | Crockpot BBQ Chicken (Pulled Chicken) | Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken | Crack Chicken Casserole | Grilled Chicken Breast | Crack Chicken Noodle Soup | Brown Sugar Chicken

5 from 1 vote
bruschetta chicken featured image

Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Serves — 4
Bruschetta Chicken Bake is a healthy Italy-inspired dish is made of chicken breast that’s topped off with flavorful bruschetta, melted mozzarella cheese, balsamic glaze and fresh basil.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups store bought bruschetta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Balsamic glaze for garnish
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl mix together the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Season the chicken breasts with this mixture.
  • Place the seasoned chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish. Spoon the bruschetta evenly over the top of the chicken.
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and a meat thermometer reads 165F.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh chopped basil before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

  • Do you have a favorite restaurant that does a bruschetta dish? If so, see if they sell their bruschetta and use it in this recipe!

Nutrition Info

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1364mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

Related Recipes

Secrets to Quick & Easy Desserts
FREE EMAIL BONUS
How to make delicious desserts in no time at all!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

How many stars would you give this recipe?