Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Warm summer nights call for one meal only: Grilled Bruschetta Chicken.

It’s easy, delicious, requires barely any cooking or clean-up, and it tastes like pure summer. Basically the perfect weeknight dinner.

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Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer of grilled bread rubbed with garlic, topped with olive oil and salt. Tomatoes are not required by definition, but that’s how it’s most well-known outside of Italy.

Psst… important note: it’s actually pronounced brus-ketta, not bru-shetta. A vital thing to remember if you want to save yourself some eye rolls in Italy… something I learned the hard way.)

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So when we call a dish “bruschetta chicken”, we better serve it with some toast! For authenticity of course!

To keep this dinner simple, we grill the Italian-dressing marinated chicken and the bread, then serve it all on a platter topped with an abundance of tomatoes, mozzarella, torn basil and balsamic glaze.

I’ll admit, we’ve been known to just eat plain old bruschetta (bread, tomatoes and olive oil) for dinner before, but when you serve it with chicken it really does turn it into a full meal. Make a quick side salad and you’re good to go!

Grab a few plates, some napkins, gather everyone around the table, and dig in! Mangia!

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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Wildly easy
Minimal clean-up
Simple ingredients
Summery
Salty
Flexible
Good for a crowd

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 medium vine tomato diced
  • 1 bunch basil torn and separated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ciabatta baguette sliced
Instructions
  1. Slice chicken breasts in half width-wise (to create 4 total thin chicken breast halves. Place them in a baking dish or plastic bag with the Italian dressing. Let sit for 30 minutes to 6 hours.


  2. Wrap the sliced baguette in foil.


  3. Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and heat over medium. Let simmer (just small bubbles) for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and let thicken for an additional 10 minutes with the stove off.


  4. In a small bowl, mix together the diced tomato, torn basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes.


  5. In the meantime, heat the grill and add the foil-wrapped bread to the top rack to warm up. Place the chicken breasts on the grill under the direct heat with tongs. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, until cooked through.


  6. Add the diced mozzarella to the tomato mixture and toss.


  7. Plate the chicken breasts on one side of a platter. Add the toasted bread to the other side. Sprinkle with the bruschetta tomatoes, then drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Top with additional basil leaves


  8. Serve alone or with a side salad.

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