Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

All the flavors of classic Bruschetta, on top of a grilled chicken breast. Packed with flavor, simple to prepare, and makes a fabulous, healthy dinner choice!!

If you have followed this blog for a while, you know that I am a terrible gardener. I don’t know why, but I can literally buy a full, already grown tomato plant (or any vegetable for that matter), and have it dying or dead within weeks. Its not for lack of effort because I try watering them (maybe I overwater), ensure they have enough sunlight, weed them, fertilize, etc. and each and every time, the plant ends up dead or not producing the vegetables/fruit.

I can’t tell you how many times I have tried growing tomato plants, only to have them die within weeks with no tomatoes to show for it. So, I gave up. I now simply buy tomatoes, zucchini, jalapenos, etc…haha!

Last week, I was at the grocery store and noticed the tomatoes on sale. Since I no longer attempt to grow them, I take the easy approach and buy them. Therefore, I stocked up. I like to keep some on hand for quick caprese salads, taco nights, and anything else I can think of.

I decided to put some to use and make a tasty Bruschetta to put on top of our grilled chicken for dinner. With it being summer in Houston, my hubby and I try grilling as much as possible to keep the heat out of the kitchen.

This dinner came together in no time and was a big hit with everyone, kids included. It was refreshing, not too heavy, and a healthy dinner option. I paired it with asparagus and fresh pineapple!!


Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick to prepare and all the flavors of classic Bruschetta, on top of a grilled chicken breast!

Servings: 4
Author: The Cookin' Chicks
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese (or Parmesan)
  • 1/4 cup fresh Basil, chopped
  1. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  2. Place chicken into a large Ziploc bag and pour half of the olive oil mixture into bag.

  3. Seal bag closed and shake to coat chicken evenly. Allow to marinate for a minimum of 15 minutes.

  4. Preheat grill to medium heat (or 350 degrees).

  5. In a medium bowl, combine the other half of the marinade with the diced tomatoes and red onion.

  6. Grill chicken for about 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

  7. Transfer chicken to a serving plate and sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

  8. Spoon bruschetta chicken on top of each chicken breast and top with fresh Basil. Serve immediately.

I highly recommend these Herb cutting scissors!! I use them to cut up the Basil in this recipe, but I also use them in several other recipes!! Click here!!



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