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Easy Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken Bake Recipe

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This balsamic bruschetta chicken bake recipe is a one-pan meal you can enjoy as a simple weeknight dinner. The leftovers are almost as fantastic as the first time around, and the meal brings together a lot of healthy ingredients.

When you don’t know what to make for dinner, this quick bruschetta chicken bake saves the day. As long as you have a few garden staples in your kitchen, you’ll be in great shape to enjoy this healthy entrée.

Easy Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Fresh from the Garden

Nothing beats the mingling scents of the basil and tomato plant companions in the container garden I created with my young daughters. We lovingly call it our “pizza garden.”

I happened upon this recipe when harvesting Roma tomatoes and basil at the same time one summer afternoon. The enticing aroma inspired me to create this easy recipe totally from scratch!

You can also use San Marzano or other kinds of plum tomatoes in this recipe. It turns out so delicious!

This bruschetta chicken bake recipe brings together the best of both flavors – tomatoes and basil – along with savory spices, tender chicken, and fresh mozzarella. It’s the perfect choice for Sunday dinner OR an easy weeknight meal.

How to Make Easy Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken Bake

This simple, at-home Italian meal features Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, and the McCormick Italian Herb Seasoning Grinder for garden-fresh flavors.

Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken Bake Easy Meal with Chicken, Roma Tomatoes, Basil and more

Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken Bake

The flavors of the garden come to life with this healthy Bruschetta Chicken Bake, featuring Roma tomatoes and fragrant basil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 290 kcal

Equipment

  • oven

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar (or balsamic glaze)
  • 1.5 tsp McCormick Italian Seasoning Grinder
  • 1/2 cup fresh or shredded mozzarella

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut open the tomatoes, remove the seeds, and dice into half-inch cubes.
    Dice Roma Tomatoes on Cutting Board
  • Put the diced tomatoes in the roasting pan. Spread them out into a single layer.
    Diced Tomatoes in Glass Pan on Oven
  • Drizzle with olive oil and then balsamic vinegar.
    Balsamic Vinegar / Glaze on Diced Roma Tomatoes in a Glass Pan
  • Sprinkle basil leaves on top. (Set aside some basil for later.) Add more balsamic glaze or vinegar if desired.
    Balsamic Glaze on Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Basil Leaves in a Glass Pan
  • Grind McCormick Italian Seasoning Grinder onto the diced tomatoes, to taste. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
    McCormick Italian Herb Seasoning Grinder
  • Meanwhile, trim the fat and gristle off the chicken breasts. Slice each breast into two filets as if you’re going to butterfly it, but cut all the way through. You should now have 4 thin pieces of chicken.
    Raw Chicken Breast Sliced Thin
  • Remove the pan of roasted tomatoes from the oven. Stir the tomatoes.
    Stir the Tomatoes for Bruschetta Chicken
  • Place each piece of chicken in the pan, press down to pick up some flavors, and immediately flip over. Repeat for all the chicken. Scoop some of the tomatoes on top of each piece of chicken breast.
    Raw Bruschetta Chicken with Roma Tomatoes
  • Add basil leaves and use the Italian seasoning grinder again.
    Add Fresh Basil Leaves to Chicken Bruschetta
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Put the pan back in the oven for 30 minutes.
    Healthy Bruschetta Chicken Bake
  • Remove the pan to add bits of fresh mozzarella or shredded mozzarella – your choice.
    Add Mozzarella to Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken Bake - Shredded Cheese on top of Chicken and Roma Tomatoes with Basil
  • Continue to cook until chicken is done. Slice the thickest one at the center to check for doneness. Remove and enjoy!
    Easy Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Video

Notes

  • TIP: I find that this recipe takes longer to cook fully through than most chicken breast recipes. Sacrifice one piece, cutting it open at the thickest point and checking for doneness. (Taste it, if desired.)
Bruschetta Chicken is delicious with a side of Fettuccini, Linguini, or other pasta. Simply toss the pasta with some of the leftover pan juices for a palatable accompaniment.
You might also enjoy some crusty Italian bread on the side!
Keyword easy meals, garden fresh, garden recipes, weeknight meals

Bruschetta Chicken is delicious with a side of Fettuccini, Linguini, or other pasta. Simply toss the pasta with some of the leftover pan juices for a palatable accompaniment.

You might also enjoy some crusty Italian bread on the side!

Healthy Bruschetta Chicken Sides

Pasta makes a wonderful addition to this Italian-inspired dish, and it’s my favorite to serve my family, but it’s far from being your only option. Without the noodles, this low carb Bruschetta chicken offers a healthy meal for the family.

Here are some healthy bruschetta chicken sides to consider making with your meal.

  • Steamed Green Beans with Garlic and Olive Oil
  • Roasted or Grilled Yellow Squash and Zucchini
  • Antipasto or Charcuterie Board / Platter
  • Fresh In-Season Fruit Salad
  • Steamed Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
  • Hearts of Romaine Salad with Cucumbers, Carrots, and Snow Peas
  • Wedge Salad with Bacon Bits

These are just a few suggestions of sides for bruschetta chicken.

You can also turn balsamic bruschetta chicken leftovers into a toasted sandwich!

So many delicious possibilities!

I hope you like this simple and yummy recipe! Please share the love on social media so more people can enjoy this easy meal.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    My husband and I love this chicken bruschetta recipe! It blends the flavors of the garden for a delicious and savory meal any time. Maybe one day our kids will eat tomatoes, too!

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