Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Combining two summertime staples, this simple Grilled Bruschetta Chicken recipe is calling your name! Perfectly marinated chicken is grilled up, sliced and topped with a fresh and bright tomato and basil bruschetta. A delicious dinner that’s gluten-free and low-carb.

easy bruschetta with grilled chicken

Easy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

This Bruschetta Chicken is perfect anytime of the year now that you can find ripe greenhouse tomatoes in the store. However this is especially on point during grilling season when farm, fresh tomatoes are everywhere. It’s the perfect semi no-cook meal when the weather begs for you to cook and eat outside. The chicken is marinated to perfection, grilled, and topped with a delicious fresh tomato bruschetta. It’s perfect on it’s own, but if you want you can serve it with a light salad or with pasta! This dish is already gluten-free and low-carb but leave out the cheese for a Whole30 compliant or Paleo meal.

What is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta (pronounced bru-sketta in case you ever find yourself in Italy and want to do as the Italians do) is an Italian appetizer of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil, and sometimes topped with other things like tomatoes. In American culture bruschetta usually means bread topped with diced tomatoes and basil, and sometimes cheese. Our recipe takes the idea of the grilled bread, and uses grilled chicken instead for a heartier more nutrient dense version, making it appropriate as a meal (and dang delicious!)

bowl of bruschetta

Easy Bruschetta Chicken Ingredients

Here is an overview of the ingredient list. Keep scrolling for the full recipe.

  • Boneless + Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Fresh mozzarella

Tips for Grilling Chicken

  1. Marinate your meat! Any meat that has had a chance to be infused with flavor will taste better and be juicier (thanks to the addition of salt in the marinade).
  2. Prep your grill: Make sure your grill is preheated and that the grates are clean! You want to make sure the grill has come up to the proper temperature. Cleaning the grates will ensure your chicken doesn’t stick to it. Right before you cook you can rub a little oil on your grates as well!
  3. Cook over indirect heat: While you want your grill to be preheated you do not want to cook over direct flame. Cooking over indirect flame will ensure the chicken doesn’t burn before it is cooked through inside.
  4. Cover your grill! Covering your grill will make sure the grill stays hot and that your food cooks quicker.
  5. Use a thermometer! Sure there are plenty of other tricks to figure out if your chicken is properly cooked, but the most fool proof is to use an instant read thermometer. You want it to read 165º in the thickest part of the chicken.

Can I make it without a grill?

Yes! While we love the charred smoky taste of the grill, this dish would still be perfectly acceptable on a grill pan inside or if you need to, in a regular skillet! Do what works for you, either way a nice marinated juicy piece of chicken will be delicious topped with this tomato salad.

Bruschetta chicken sliced up.

How to Serve Bruschetta Chicken

This recipe is intended to be a stand alone dish! But it wouldn’t be out of place to serve it with some pasta (spaghetti or linguine might be nice), spaghetti squash, cauliflower rice, roasted vegetables, or rice. It also could be great on a bed of tender greens like spinach or arugula, and maybe some delicious garlic bread!

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Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta chicken on a plate.
  • Author: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Ingredients

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For Chicken:

  • 2 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

For Bruschetta:

  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 12 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh chopped mozzarella (optional)
  • Additional basil, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper then place chicken, balsamic vinegar, and oil into a bowl or sealable bag. Let marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Pre-heat grill or grill pan to medium high heat.
  3. When hot add chicken and let cook for 7 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile combine all bruschetta ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  5. Let chicken sit for 5 minutes, then slice and top with bruschetta and serve immediately.

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August 24, 2021

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  1. Grass fed meats and veggies! I’m taking summer school so when we grill on the weekend we grill A LOT and it helps for the week. Zucchini grilled is my fave veggie.

  2. Really really really looking forward to making grilled pizza with grilled veggies on top

  3. Steak & veggies! Asparagus, peppers, onions, & zucchini are some of my favorites. And shrimp! And burgers! Yum!

  4. Yum! This is all my fave summer flavors in one easy dish! I love basil. I am most excited about grilling all the fruit this summer! I love it over some greens with a nice tangy dressing or ice cream for a treat!

  5. Grilled veggies are my absolute favorite. I can grill up the same mix of veggies every week and never get bored!

  6. I’m so excited to grill some fresh salmon and veggies! Nothing beats a nice burger on the grill too 🙂

  7. Salmon burgers! I’ve never tried them, but I love salmon and I love turkey burgers, so I figure this is a must-try!

  8. I am so excited for grilling season! I cannot wait to try grilling some fruit this summer – pineapple, peaches, watermelon! I’m excited!

  9. mostly looking forward on grilling meat! Chicken, burgers, and steak! What is not good on the grill?!

  10. I’m most looking forward to grilling up some Mexican corn and flatbread pizza!! Weird combination but both just get that extra boost of flavor and great grill marks!

  11. I’m most excited to grill fruit! It’s the best dessert- with a huge dollop of crème fresh.

  12. This looks so amazing and fresh! We love grilling salmon and chicken to eat on top of salads when the weather gets warm, and we don’t feel like using the stove or oven. Also, we enjoy grilled shrimp, mushrooms and even onions!

  13. I love anything on the grill – and even more when we have friends over to share it with!

  14. Normally we’re big fans of all things burgers but this year I’m interested/excited to make seafood boats of various kinds. Lobster or shrimp, mussels, etc. So many!

  15. Definitely looking forward to grilling shrimp this summer! And I do love getting wild caught shrimp from Whole Foods.

  16. I love to grill everything. What I’m most excited about trying on the grill, this year, is asparagus.

  17. The usual veggies and meat are always great, but my absolute favorites are grilled fruits – particularly pineapples and peaches!

  18. So excited to grill up some fresh salmon!! There’s nothing like it to me and the tenderness of the fish with the smoke of the grill make a combination that light up my taste buds.

  19. I am so excited to grill pineapples. Nothing like grilled pineapple brushed with brown sugar on top. Definitely, chicken, burgers and corn on the cob as well!

  20. The bruschetta chicken was amazing! I made it last night and am tempted to make it again tonight. So easy and so delicious!

  21. Made this tonight…SO GOOD! Only had bone in, skin on thighs so popped it in the oven to finish. Really easy and fast and super yummy!

    5.0 rating

  22. Easy and delish recipe! Our whole family enjoyed the dish. The leftovers make for a great lunch, too!

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