bruschetta chicken bake with melted mozzarella cheese.
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.
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Our Bruschetta Chicken Bake offers a delightful twist on a classic Italian favorite, perfect for a cozy weeknight meal. In under an hour, you can serve up this wholesome dish, featuring tender chicken breasts adorned with a vibrant bruschetta topping, oozy mozzarella cheese, a drizzle of rich balsamic glaze, and a sprinkle of fresh basil.

chicken breast baked with bruschetta and mozzarella cheese.

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

Ingredients/Shopping List

bruschetta chicken bake ingredients.
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Store bought bruschetta
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Balsamic glaze for garnish
  • Fresh basil for garnish

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 used tomato based bruschetta, which I think works best in this dish. The brand I used is DeLallo. You can use fresh-made tomato bruschetta, which would allow you to better control the ingredients and give it a fresher flavor profile.
  • 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.
  • CHEESE: Although mozzarella is the traditional option and melts beautifully over the chicken, you have the flexibility to opt for another cheese. Consider trying provolone or Monterey Jack as alternatives. Additionally, you may choose to sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
bruschetta chicken bake served with spaghetti.

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!

  1. Mix together Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
  2. Place the chicken into a baking dish and season the chicken breasts with this mixture. Spoon bruschetta over the top of the chicken.
  3. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Take the chicken out of the oven, sprinkle mozzarella on top, and bake for an extra 15 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked, with a meat thermometer registering 165°F in the thickest part of the breast.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh basil.
place chicken breasts in baking dish. top with bruschetta and shredded cheese. bake and drizzle with balsamic oil.

Storage

  • To store: 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.
  • To reheat: 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.
bruschetta chicken baked in baking dish.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta typically features grilled bread topped with a mixture of diced tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Variations may add balsamic vinegar, mozzarella, or onions for extra flavor.

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

Mix 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 perfectly 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.

What do I serve with Bruschetta Chicken Bake?

Serve your Bruschetta Chicken Bake with sides that enhance its Italian flair, such as garlic bread, Caesar salad, or a medley of roasted vegetables. For a heartier meal, consider adding pasta, creamy risotto, or a simple Caprese salad to round out the dinner.

taking out one bruschetta chicken from baking dish.

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5 from 2 votes
bruschetta chicken bake with melted mozzarella cheese.

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 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon 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.
    Pro Tip: Make sure that there is enough room in your baking dish so that the chicken doesn’t overlap. It will take the chicken longer to bake otherwise.
    2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Place the seasoned chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish. Spoon the bruschetta evenly over the top of the chicken.
    2 cups store bought bruschetta
  • Bake uncovered for 20 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.
    2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh chopped basil before serving.
    Balsamic glaze, Fresh basil

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
To store: 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.
To reheat: Reheat 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.

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

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