This Easy Baked Bruschetta Chicken recipe is tender and full of flavour. It’s a dump-and-bake meal that is perfect for any night of the week.
One peek through my recipes here at My Organized Chaos, and you notice that we love easy recipes and simple family meals that make an easy weeknight meal.
My all-time favourites are those that aren’t complicated or time-consuming, and especially ones that kids are able to make themselves.
There’s definitely something to admire about quick dinners that make you feel like a chef, by your own taste or the compliments from others.
I like to prove that a tasty meal that almost takes you by surprise, can be so very simple. A perfect example is our French Onion Chicken Bake.
This, my friends, is one perfect example of such a recipe that you’ll want to make often as your main dish.
As the name would suggest, the stars of this dish is bruschetta and chicken.
With such great flavours of bruschetta and melted mozzarella cheese on top and infused onto the juicy chicken breasts, you get such tender chicken as a result.
While you could make your own homemade bruschetta, this time of year I tend to buy jars from the grocery store instead.
As a bonus, jarred bruschetta is usually packed with enough spice to stand on its own.
The ingredients in bruschetta is tomato, garlic, onion, basil, salt, and pepper in a base of olive oil.
Some jarred brands have balsamic vinegar in them, which is an ingredient that puts this taste over the top. If you are opting for jarred and it doesn’t have this, sprinkle some on top before serving.
This easy chicken dinner requires only a few ingredients and hardly any prep time. As always the full recipe for this bruschetta chicken bake is on the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
Chicken – I like to use boneless skinless chicken breasts, though you can also use chicken thighs as well.
Black Pepper – to taste
Bruschetta – For simplicity, I use store bought bruschetta. It comes in a jar or some grocers make their own in the deli section.
Mozzarella Cheese – I don’t usually substitute cheese in this recipe.
Fresh Basil – You can’t beat the taste of fresh, yet you can use dried basil in a pinch.
Balsamic Vinegar – This is optional, and it’s for a drizzle.
How to Make Homemade Bruschetta
If you’d like to make your own homemade bruschetta for the topping you’ll need the following fresh ingredients: fresh tomatoes (cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes), red onion, fresh garlic, Italian seasoning, and olive oil.
How to Make Easy Bruschetta Chicken
This dump and bake recipe couldn’t possibly be easier.
While the oven is preheating, spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. Place chicken breasts in the casserole dish and add pepper for taste.
Dump a jar of the bruschetta topping (the tomato mixture) on top of the chicken, along with some shredded mozzarella cheese.
Pop it into the preheated oven, and when it’s done, garnish with some chopped basil and balsamic vinegar (if desired). Voila!
Tips for Success
- Replace store bought bruschetta with your own homemade bruschetta if you’d like.
- Check for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken breast, checking the internal temperature.
- You can also grill this recipe!
What To Serve With Bruschetta Chicken
This baked bruschetta chicken recipe with mozzarella has many options for sides.
This recipe is also low-carb, so feel free to try our Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash as a side to complete the healthy meal.
How to Store
To store bruschetta chicken leftovers, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
To reheat, pop back into the oven at 350 for 15 minutes, or until heated thoroughly.
More Baked Chicken Recipes
- French Onion Chicken Bake
- Baked Chicken Spaghetti
- Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs
- Baked Hawaiian Chicken
- Baked Chicken leg Quarters with Potatoes and Carrots
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
- pepper to taste
- 1 380g Bruschetta, store bought in jar or container
- 1.5 cup Mozzarella, shredded
- 5-6 leave fresh basil, chopped
- Balsamic Vinegar, if desired
- Preheat the oven to 375F
- spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and place the chicken breasts in the dish
- sprinkle with pepper
- dump the entire contents of the packaged bruschetta onto the chicken
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top
- Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F
- Take out of the oven when done and add chopped basil. Sprinkle balsamic vinegar on top, not required but recommended
- If your store bought bruschetta is more than gram amount in recipe, that is just fine.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 591mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 50g
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Tammi Roy is the founder of My Organized Chaos, a Canadian food and lifestyle blog. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is the mom of three beautiful teenage girls. Tammi’s passions are her family, creating and sharing delicious recipes, travelling and photography. Learn more about Tammi.