Bruschetta is an appetizer made with a base of grilled or toasted bread and is most commonly topped with a combination of fresh tomato, basil, and garlic. Sometimes, balsamic vinegar is involved also.
Today’s recipe takes that popular bruschetta topping and makes it a main dish by serving it over chicken. The chicken gets seasoned with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. You can choose to cook the chicken in a skillet or over the grill.
Then comes the bruschetta topping. It’s made with tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, basil and balsamic vinegar. To finish it off, it all gets a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Whether you make the glaze yourself or purchase it from the store, this easy bruschetta chicken recipe will be delicious.
- 1 1/2 cups finely chopped roma tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 3–4 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut in half horizontally)
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup balsamic glaze **see note
- In a bowl, mix the tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and basil together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the chicken.
- Season the chicken with the 2 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and pepper to taste. You can then cook the chicken on the grill or in a skillet with a little olive oil.
- Top chicken with the tomato mixture and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serves 4.
To make your own balsamic glaze, add 1 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 Tbsp sweetener (I use Splenda but sugar or honey can be used) to a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then turn down to medium low. Lightly simmer, stirring occasionally for 7 to 10 minutes until it has reduced in half and has started to thicken. You want it to coat the back of a spoon.
Recipe adapted from I Heart Naptime.