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30 Minute Bruschetta Chicken Bake Recipe

For a versatile and delicious weeknight meal, try this easy bruschetta chicken bake recipe. Juicy chicken breasts are seasoned with spices and baked to perfection and topped with a delightfully fresh tomato bruschetta on top.

Serve as is for a low carb meal or enjoy with pasta and garlic bread for a 30 minute meal that’s sure to become a family favorite!

add toppings to chicken and serve

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Bruschetta Chicken Ingredients

When easy recipes use fresh ingredients it’s like a match made in heaven. I love this baked chicken recipe because it’s simple and healthy and packed with classic Italian flavors.

It’s the perfect light and easy weeknight meal, especially in the warmer months. Here’s what you need to get started.

Bruschetta chicken ingredients
  • Roma tomatoes or campari tomatoes (diced)
  • Red onion, diced
  • Fresh basil, stems removed and chopped
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried basil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Avocado oil

How to Make Bruschetta Chicken

Prepare the Chicken

First, preheat oven to 400°F

In a small bowl, combine onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried basil, salt and pepper. If you have it, feel free to use Italian seasoning instead.

Pat chicken dry and season on both sides.

season chicken breasts

Heat one tablespoon of avocado oil in a cast iron skillet on the stove top set to medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, place the seasoned chicken breasts in the skillet.

Allow the chicken to cook for 2 minutes each side. 

sear chicken on both sides

Turn off the heat and place the skillet in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes of bake time.

TIP: Chicken is fully cooked when the internal temperature reached 165°F in the thickest part of the chicken breast.

Make Bruschetta Mixture

While the chicken is in the oven, make the bruschetta topping using the fresh basil, tomato, onions, and garlic along with the other ingredients.

bruschetta chicken toppings

Using a medium bowl, add all the bruschetta ingredients and stir to combine. Set aside.

bruschetta in a bowl

When the chicken is done, remove the baking dish from the oven rest for 5 minutes.

Then, spoon the tomato mixture on top of the chicken and enjoy!

Bruschetta Baked Chicken Low Carb

Recipe Variations and Substitutes

Fresh bruschetta uses simple ingredients that can be easily modified. It’s a very forgiving dish and so good. Here are a few variations that work well.

  • Use grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (I love this chopper for slicing)
  • Drizzle some balsamic glaze on top (this has sugar in it so be careful if counting carbs)
  • If you like melted mozzarella cheese, add it to the chicken for the last couple minutes of cooking time
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top
  • Use fresh mozzarella cheese instead of shredded cheese
  • If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, transfer chicken to an oven safe baking dish after searing in a pan.

What to serve with Baked Bruschetta Chicken

The best part about this simple meal is its versatility. Eat it right away for a low carb healthy meal or try one of the following ideas to round out this easy bruschetta chicken recipe.

How to Store Bruschetta Chicken

Refrigerate leftover chicken in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I recommend keeping the bruschetta mixture separate.

To reheat leftover chicken, place it on a microwave safe plate and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between.

Add bruschetta on top and serve immediately.

Print the Recipe Card – Chicken Bruschetta Bake Recipe

Print and save the step by step instructions below. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Enjoy!

chicken bruschetta bake recipe

Baked Bruschetta Chicken

Andrea Updyke
Baked chicken topped with bruschetta is one of the easiest and most delicious meals. Loaded with fresh ingredients and tons of flavor, this is one easy dinner the whole family will love.
5 from 1 vote

Be sure to check out my tips and tricks in the post. Scroll up to read!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

Bruschetta Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roma or campari tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion diced
  • cup fresh basil stems removed and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Chicken Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, add all the bruschetta ingredients and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried basil, salt and pepper.
  • Season both sides of chicken.
  • Heat one tablespoon of avocado oil in a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat.
  • After the oil is hot, place the seasoned chicken breasts in the skillet.
  • Allow the chicken to cook for 2 minutes each side.
  • Turn off the heat and place the skillet in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes to finish the cooking process.
  • Internal temperature of chicken should reach 165 degrees F when fully cooked.
  • Remove skillet from the oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon on fresh bruschetta mixture and enjoy!

Notes

This meal is low in carbs as is. If you serve over added pasta or bread or with other sides, the nutritional values will change. As always, nutritional info is estimated. 
Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 28gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 515mgPotassium: 609mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 729IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg
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