Bruschetta Chicken

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Bruschetta Chicken – chicken marinated and grilled, then topped it tomato and garlic bruschetta. Healthy, quick, easy, and delicious!

As soon as summer hits I want to eat everything off the grill and use all the ingredients from the garden.  It can be easy Turkey Burgers or even grilling steak, I want to eat it all. 

And when you can get those super fresh tomatoes from the garden, then this bruschetta chicken is an absolute must!  So much fresh flavor, even my picky son loves it. 

bruschetta chicken on a plate

 

This bruschetta chicken recipe is great because you can let the chicken marinate in the fridge most of the day, and it will just absorb all of that delicious flavor.  Lots of herbs give it so much flavor.  You can use fresh herbs if you have them, but dried work as well.  

What Do You Need For Bruschetta Chicken

  • Chicken
  • Fresh Basil
  • Parsley
  • Dried Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Roma Tomatoes

And the bruschetta topping is so fresh and juicy with good tomatoes, so it is worth a trip to the farmers market if you don’t have them in your garden.  And the balsamic vinegar!  That just makes bruschetta of any kind for me, so it is always involved.

bruschetta chicken on a plate

This is such an easy grilled chicken recipe that you can make any day of the week. Throwing chicken on the grill is always a good idea for dinner. Serve with a salad or this Cucumber Tomato Salad and not even have to turn on the stove! 

How Long To Cook Chicken on the Grill

That totally depends on what kind of chicken you are cooking. 

  • A large chicken breast can take about 20 minutes, or 10 minute per side to cook. 
  • A thinner chicken cutlet, it will take about 6 minutes per side. 
  • Chicken thighs without a bone they are probably 5 minutes a side, and with a bone closer to 7-8 minutes per side. 

So it really depends. I like to use chicken cutlets because they cook quickly and are a better serving size than the giant chicken breasts you get in the store.  The best way to know when chicken is done is to use a meat thermometer and test the internal temperature. Chicken should cook to 165º F.

I use the Thermapen Mk4 to check the temperature of the meat throughout the cooking process. It is the most accurate thermometer I have found and have been using it for years!

And if you are making chicken skewers where the chicken is cut in smaller chunks, the cooking time will change there as well.  The most important thing is to make sure you cook the chicken to 165 degrees for it to be fully cooked. 

bruschetta chicken on a plate

How To Make Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl or plastic food storage bag. Add the chicken and toss until everything is well blended and mixed together. Place it in the fridge for at least and hour, up to 8 hours.
  2. Once you are ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  3. Add the chicken and cook for 6-7 minutes per side, depending on how thick your chicken is, until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile dice up the tomatoes and mix with all of the ingredients for the bruschetta topping.
  5. Remove the cooked chicken from the grill and top with a generous amount of the tomato mixture.

And if you love this grilled chicken you should check out my Easy Balsamic Bruschetta and the traditional appetizer that is so good for summer.  And you can mix it up and use things other than tomatoes.  This Avocado Bruschetta might be one of our favorite snacks in the summer.  

So head to the farmers market or your garden and stock up on fresh tomatoes, because you are going to be making this bruschetta chicken on repeat this summer.  So much flavor and so easy to make, the whole family is going to love it. 

close up grilled chicken with fresh tomatoes on top

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Yield: 6

Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken - chicken marinaded and grilled, then topped it tomato and garlic bruschetta. Healthy, quick, easy, and delicious!

Bruschetta Chicken - chicken marinaded and grilled, then topped it tomato and garlic bruschetta. Healthy, quick, easy, and delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Marinade

  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Bruschetta

  • 5-6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, , minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a plastic zip top bag mix together the ingredients for the marinade. Add chicken, seal bag and toss toss to coat. Put on a plate, and refrigerate for 1-8 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to high heat.
  3. Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade, and grill for 6-7 minutes per side until cooked through. Cooking time will depend on how thick chicken pieces are. Internal temperature should be 165º F.
  4. Meanwhile mix all of the ingredients for the bruschetta topping together.
  5. To serve top chicken with generous spoonfuls of bruschetta mixture.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 252Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 96mgSodium 478mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 36g

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18 Comments

  1. Yummy! This bruschetta chicken looks and taste incredible! My husband and I loved how this turned out. Such a hit here and very delicious!