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Chicken Bruschetta

September 18, 2018 (Last updated April 22, 2020) · Nicole Triebe

As I was reminded over and over again last weekend, summer is still in full effect, and that means tomatoes a plenty! I love making this chicken bruschetta with tomatoes from the garden.  By taking your classic bruschetta recipe and adding some delicious chicken, you can make it into a perfect meal that the whole family will love!

If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you saw that Allison did a surprise takeover while I was working over the weekend to express her disapproval of my recent seasonal decorating at our house.

Let me explain.

Fall is my favorite season.  Hands down.  Summer is way too hot and sticky and just not enjoyable to me.  This is why I voted we got married on Valentine’s Day, although -14 degree temps weren’t in my plan either, I just didn’t want to sit in my wedding dress with sweat dripping down my legs while we said I do.  With fall, you get the gorgeous colors with the leaves changing, temperatures comfortable enough to sit outside and enjoy a yummy meal, all in all, the perfect season.

So when September rolled around, all I could see were pumpkins inside every store, fall catalogs arriving at our house, and fall everywhere.  So I couldn’t wait to get all my beautiful fall decor out to decorate our house. I set up a fall tablescape on our dining room table and sat and admired it for a couple hours.

No joke. I just dreamed of the holiday dinners that we would host this year and how perfect everything would be. Is that weird? Am I the only one that does this? Please tell me I’m not alone.

Well much to my disappointment, Allison came home and canceled fall. She wanted to hold on to the last few (albeit 90 degree) summer days in Chicago, and the fall decor had to go. She took the vote to my Instagram account and although it was close, I lost and took the beautiful decorations down.


Chicken Bruschetta | a light and flavorful meal your whole family will love

So instead of wallowing in self pity, I took advantage of the last warm days of summer and made a favorite dish of mine, chicken bruschetta with fresh garden tomatoes and some Gotham Greens basil.  After both of us thoroughly enjoyed this chicken bruschetta dish, I guess I wasn’t too mad that it was still officially summer. Chicken Bruschetta | a light and flavorful meal your whole family will love

This super simple dish just takes a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.  The flavors are so light and fresh, you’ll be sure to love it just as much as we did.

Chicken Bruschetta | a light and flavorful meal your whole family will love

Can’t get enough chicken bruschetta? You’ll be sure to love my classic bruschetta with homemade pesto and another italian classic, chicken piccata!
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Chicken Bruschetta

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



4 ripe tomatoes on the vine

10 large basil leaves, cut chiffonade, plus more for garnish

3 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp sugar

3 tbl olive oil

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts halved horizontally to make 4 fillets

Salt and pepper

Fresh mozzarella or provolone slices

Parmigiano reggiano

Pine nuts


Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and set aside for at least 20 minutes to let the flavors marinade. 
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a grill pan or skillet, and sear chicken breasts over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through (about 6 minutes each side). Remove from pan; top with cheese of your choice, and place under broiler to melt. 
Once cheese is melted, top with bruschetta tomatoes, freshly grated parmigiano reggiano, more fresh basil and pine nuts.  Serve and enjoy! 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Joanna Stephens September 19, 2018 at 12:50 am

    This looks so tasty! I love finding a good boneless, skinless chicken recipe. The colorful tomatoes really make this dish appealing to the eye.

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