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Baked Bruschetta Chicken

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Baked chicken bruschetta brings together fresh ingredients for an easy Italian-inspired main dish that will have everyone raving.
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  1. Baked Bruschetta Chicken Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Baked Bruschetta Chicken Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This baked bruschetta chicken feels like such an elegant entree but is unbelievably quick to make and contains simple ingredients. Tender chicken breasts, juicy tomato bruschetta, and melted mozzarella cheese all drizzled with a balsamic glaze come together in this amazingly delicious dish.

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Baked Bruschetta Chicken Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 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

PRO TIP:

Most grocery stores sell containers of bruschetta that are perfect for this recipe.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

BRUSCHETTA: If you have a favorite bruschetta recipe that you make at home, you are more than welcome to use it instead of the store-bought version. Homemade fresh bruschetta is generally made with cherry tomatoes or Roma tomatoes, garlic cloves and fresh basil.

CHEESE: While mozzarella is the classic choice and melts so well on top of the chicken, you can certainly use a different cheese. Try provolone or Monterey Jack cheese as an alternative. You could also sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

TOPPING: Add diced red onion and a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top of the tomato mixture for an even more amazing flavor.

BACON: Sprinkling bacon on top of the chicken would be a winning addition.

How To Make This Baked Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375°F

STEP TWO: In a small bowl, mix together the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

baked bruschetta chicken process shot of seasonings combined together in a bowl

STEP THREE: Season the chicken breasts with this mixture.

chicken breast seasoned in a baking dish

STEP FOUR: Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and place the seasoned chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish. Spoon the bruschetta evenly over the top of the chicken.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

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.

bruschetta spread over the chicken in a baking dish

STEP FIVE: Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your chicken as the suggested baking time approaches.

STEP SIX: 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 165°F in the thickest part of the chicken breast.

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STEP SEVEN: Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh chopped basil before serving.

PRO TIP:

Balsamic glaze can be store-bought, or you can make your own balsamic reduction while the chicken bakes 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.

How To Serve

This quick bruschetta chicken bake would be tasty served over angel hair pasta. Add a crisp green salad and garlic bread, and you have a fantastic weeknight dinner.

Try bacon-wrapped chicken or creamy garlic parmesan chicken for other easy recipes.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store the leftovers of this easy bruschetta chicken bake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: This meal will keep in the freezer for 2 to 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. 

REHEATING: Reheat by placing in an oven-safe container, such as a casserole dish, covering loosely with tin foil and baking at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until heated through.

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This chicken bruschetta bake recipe will remind you of a fresh garden harvest with the olive-oil-infused tomato bruschetta. It is incredibly fast to put together and will come out of the oven bubbling with melty mozzarella cheese.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long do I bake bruschetta chicken?

Bake the bruschetta chicken for about 25 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

What do I serve with this bruschetta chicken bake?

Serve this dish with salad and bread or on top of pasta noodles.

What is in bruschetta?

Traditional bruschetta is a mixture of fresh tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and basil, and is often served on top of bread.

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Baked Bruschetta Chicken

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Baked chicken bruschetta brings together fresh ingredients for an easy Italian-inspired main dish that will have everyone raving.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups bruschetta, store-bought
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • balsamic glaze, for garnish
  • fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×13-inch 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 165°F.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh chopped basil before serving.

Notes

  • Most grocery stores sell containers of bruschetta that are perfect for this recipe. 
  • 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.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your chicken as the suggested baking time approaches.
  • Balsamic glaze can be store-bought, or you can make your own balsamic reduction while the chicken bakes 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 905kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 76g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 1787mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 2mg
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