Bruschetta Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

This post is sponsored by Perdue Farms. The opinions shared are my own.

Can you imagine eating anything more delicious than high-quality chicken, mozzarella cheese, juicy red tomatoes, and fresh basil baked to perfection? Well, maybe if we drizzled this Bruschetta Chicken with a tangy-sweet balsamic glaze? Oh yes, this easy baked chicken recipe is one you’ll incorporate into your meal plan again and again!

image: overhead view of chicken breasts topped with bruschetta sauce

You might recognize “bruschetta” as the popular appetizer made of toasted sliced baguette bread, topped with fresh tomatoes and basil, then drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Today’s recipe takes the classic appetizer and brings it into the main dish category.

Instead of bread, we’re upping the game -and serving size- by topping perfectly baked and juicy Perdue Farms chicken breasts, which you already know I love to cook for my family often.

Chicken is a staple ingredient for so many of our favorite meals, and from this home cook’s standpoint, all of Perdue’s selections stand apart from other store-bought brands for the quality meat and high standard farming practices. 

image: overhead view of plate of bruschetta chicken and box of perdue farms chicken breasts

Since I visited the family-owned farms in Maryland last year I was able to learn about their humane practices and see first-hand how much the farmers take to heart the well-fare of their animals and land. And I love that I can make my family’s favorite chicken recipes while supporting their commitment- it’s the modern-day farm-to-table experience. 

What is Bruschetta Chicken 

Bruschetta Chicken is boneless, skinless chicken breast that’s topped and baked with Mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, and basil. It’s full of fresh flavors, high in protein, and lucky for us…it’s easy to make. 

Oh, and let’s not forget that drizzle of balsamic reduction, which should not be optional when it comes to bruschetta. Its tangy-sweet flavor brings out the very best in the tomatoes and melted cheese. Doesn’t this sound mouthwatering? 

image: overhead view of large baking dish full of chicken bruschetta

Is Chicken Bruschetta Healthy?

Luckily for us, this is a well-balanced and low-carb meal you can enjoy if you’re eating a healthy variety of fresh foods. It’s packed with protein and will keep you satiated for hours which is great for a lunch meal prep!

I love using Perdue’s Harvestland boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and you can find any of their available cuts of chicken at your local grocery store. However, since learning about their online shopping and delivery option, I skip that purchase at my store and get all my meats delivered right to my door. 

Shopping online allows me to shop Perdue’s full selection of high-quality proteins and brands (chicken, pork, beef, and more) without wondering if my store will have it in stock.

Bruschetta Chicken Ingredients

Now, let’s get to the good stuff! Before you rush to the grocery store, check your fridge and pantry to see if you have any of these ingredients on hand.

image: ingredients laid out on countertop for chicken bruschetta

Homemade Bruschetta 

I think of bruschetta as the Italian version of Pico de Gallo, with red ripe tomatoes, red onion, and fresh basil. I prefer using cherry tomatoes to make homemade bruschetta because they tend to be sweet year-round. 

To make bruschetta, you’ll need:

  • 1-pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chopped basil

In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and basil. Toss to combine.

image: bowl of halved cherry tomatoes, basil, onion and balsamic vinegar. Mixing to make Bruschetta topping.

That’s it! From here, you could serve bruschetta over a sliced baguette, fresh pasta, on top of a salad… anything!

Making Balsamic Reduction

So let’s say you want to make this tonight, but you don’t have a bottle of balsamic reduction on hand, just some balsamic vinegar from that one time you made homemade dressing. Good! 

Making your own balsamic reduction is easy and all you need is one ingredient:

2 cups balsamic vinegar 

To make it, in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the vinegar, heat until simmering. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer until reduced by about half and thickened. 

Remove from heat, allow to cool and it’s ready to drizzle! 

Give it a taste and then you’ll know what I mean by “balsamic reduction isn’t an option”.  

How to Make Bruschetta Chicken 

Now that everything is ready let’s whip this dish up, step-by-step! 

1. Get the oven ready
Preheat oven to 425F. Grease a large baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray.

2. Bake
Place the chicken breasts into the baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, black pepper, basil, and oregano. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F.

image: four chicken breasts in the bottom of a baking dished, seasoned.

3. Prepare the Tomato Basil Salsa
While the chicken bakes, in a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and basil. Toss to combine.

4. Top 
Remove the chicken from the oven and carefully top each fillet with a slice of cheese and the Tomato Bruschetta.

image: Bruschetta chicken in a baking dish prior to cooking.

5. Bake again
Return to the oven and bake for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden-brown.

6. Drizzle and serve
Remove from the oven and allow to rest before drizzling the Balsamic Reduction over the chicken and serving. 

Image: overhead shot of two chicken breasts with bruschetta sauce

What to Serve with the Bruschetta Chicken

I like to serve it with a side of steamed or roasted veggies but you can use it to top whole-grain pasta, rice, cauliflower rice- you get the picture. 

Here are a few other ideas to enjoy with Bruchetta Chicken. 

All you need is high-quality chicken from Perdue Farms shipped to your door

Bruschetta Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

This Bruschetta Chicken is an easy baked recipe that’s healthy, full of flavor, and the perfect mid-week meal!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 4 6-ounce Perdue Harvestland chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • Balsamic reduction

 

Tomato Bruschetta:

  • 1-pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped fresh chopped basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Grease a large baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into the baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, black pepper, basil, and oregano.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
  4. While the chicken bakes, in a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and basil. Toss to combine.
  5. Remove the chicken from the oven and carefully top each fillet with a slice of cheese and the Tomato Bruschetta.
  6. Return to the oven and bake for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden-brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to rest before drizzling with the Balsamic reduction.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with 1 cup bruschetta
  • Calories: 326
  • Sugar: 8.6g
  • Sodium: 570.8mg
  • Fat: 16.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.1g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 30.7g
  • Cholesterol: 97.7mg

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