Grilled Chicken Bruschetta is the best thing that’s come of my grill! Flavorful grilled chicken breasts served on top of a bed of peppery baby arugula, piled with the best tomato bruschetta topping and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Serve with grilled bread.

white platter with baby arugula, grilled chicken and bruschetta topping

I make dinner a lot.

And I have quite a few favorite go-to’s, but after a while, even those get a little old and tiring. On Sunday, the day I meal plan, I was going through the SS archives and saw the recipe for my grilled chicken bruschetta pizza. I instantly had visions of grilled chicken breasts on top of a bed of peppery (baby) arugula, and a tomato bruschetta topping piled high… and of course a little balsamic glaze action. Oh! And toasted bread. Of course there’s bread.

To describe this in one word: phenomenal. It was so SO good. The freshness factor was off the charts, I am in love and am counting down the hours until I can have the leftovers. My dreams will consist of tomatoes and basil.

white plate with arugula, grilled chicken bruschetta and grilled bread

Bruschetta is a lot like pico but more simple and no onions– well, at least not in my bruschetta– and with that said, I can (and have!) eat it by the spoonful. #noshameinmygame

Let’s get on with the show shall we?

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta ingredients

To Make Grilled Chicken Bruschetta You Will Need:

  • chicken breasts – pounded thin
  • garlic olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • italian seasoning
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • roma tomatoes
  • garlic
  • fresh basil and parsley
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar

thinly pounded chicken on white plate with italian seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, s & p

Place 4 chicken breasts that have been pounded thin with the flat side of a meat tenderizer in a shallow-ish bowl. I.e. this is a plate. 🤣

Drizzle with about 1 tablespoon of garlic olive oil, squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lemon over top and season with 1 tablespoon italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper.

thinly pounded chicken breasts tossed in ingredients

Toss around until coated and set the bowl off to the side to start making the most amazing bruschetta topping ever!

seeded diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, parsley and s & p in glass bowl.

In a mixing bowl add 6 seeded and diced tomatoes, 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

drizzling in olive oil

Pour in 1 tablespoons olive oil.

pouring balsamic vinegar

And lastly, pour in 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.

Glass bowl with bruschetta topping

Toss well to combine.

perfectly grilled chicken breast on grill grates.

Next, preheat your grill to medium to medium to medium-high (about 500°) and grill the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes a side or until cooked through.

platter of grilled chicken

Remove and let rest while you grill up slices of italian bread.

white platter with baby arugula, grilled chicken and bruschetta topping

white plate with arugula, grilled chicken bruschetta and grilled bread

Now just pile baby arugula (baby spinach would be great too!) on to a plate, top it with a tender chicken breast and spoon the bruschetta over the top.

You could even be a little extra and melt some mozzarella on top, right before they come off the grill.  

wooden bowl of tomato bruschetta topping

Use the juice that accumulates in the bottom of the bowl to spoon over the arugula, sort of like a vinaigrette. SO. GOOD.

grilled bread with bruschetta ontop

Serve the remaining tomato bruschetta topping in a bowl with extra grilled bread on the side.

bite of grilled chicken bruschetta

Got dinner plans? Well you do now. Life doesn’t get much better than this. 

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white platter with arugula topped with grilled chicken bruschetta

Enjoy! And if you give this Grilled Chicken Bruschetta recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

top down shot of grilled chicken bruschetta with grilled bread

white plate with arugula, grilled chicken bruschetta and grilled bread
Yield: Serves 4

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta is the best thing that's come of my grill! Flavorful grilled chicken breasts served on top of a bed of peppery baby arugula, piled with the best tomato bruschetta topping and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Serve with grilled bread.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin with the flat side of a meat tenderizer
  • 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 a large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

FOR THE BRUSCHETTA:

  • 6 small to medium roma tomatoes, seeded and diced small
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil (not garlic infused)
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

SERVE WITH:

  • baby arugula
  • grilled sliced italian bread
  • reduced balsamic (glaze)

Instructions

  1. Toss the thinly pounded chicken breast in garlic olive oil, lemon juice, italian seasoning, salt and pepper and set off to the side.
  2. In a medium bowl combined the tomatoes, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium/medium-high or about 500°.
  4. Once preheated, grill the chicken breasts for 4 to 6 minutes a side or until cooked through and no longer pink. Set a side and let rest. Meanwhile grill bread until grill marks appear.
  5. Divide baby arugula among plates. Place grilled chicken breast on top the arugula and spoon the bruschetta (and any juices) on top of the chicken. Drizzle chicken with balsamic glaze and serve with grilled bread.

Notes

For the Grill Bread:

Spray both sides of sliced of italian bread with olive oil and grill just until grill marks appear. I like using a grill pan for this.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 709mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 46g

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