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 chicken recipe is one you’ll incorporate into your meal plan again and again!
This post is sponsored by Perdue Farms. The opinions shared are my own.
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.
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?
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.
- Perdue Harvestland Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
- Dried basil
- Dried oregano
- Shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Tomato Bruschetta (recipe below)
- Balsamic Reduction Glaze (recipe below)
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
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup chopped fresh chopped basil
In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and basil. Toss to combine.
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.
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.
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.
Remove the chicken from the oven and carefully top each fillet with a slice of cheese and the Tomato Bruschetta.
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.
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.
- Cooked spaghetti squash
- Spiralized zucchini noodles
- Baked parmesan zucchini
- Baked parmesan green bean fries
- Roasted fingerling potatoes
All you need is high-quality chicken from Perdue Farms shipped to your door.Print