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This Pesto Bruschetta Chicken recipe is so flavorful. Perfectly prepared with pesto as a base and topped with a delicious and easy-to-make bruschetta topping. Ready in less than 30 minutes.

top view of Pesto bruschetta chicken breasts in a skillet topped with chopped tomatoes
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This Bruschetta Chicken recipe does not have any additional cheese or balsamic reduction added to it. I love how simple and flavorful this chicken recipe is. Pan-seared chicken on a nonstick skillet, topped with a tasty tomato bruschetta topping. The Pesto makes this bruschetta chicken recipe just extra good and so flavorful. You can use a store-bought pesto sauce or you can easily make homemade pesto sauce.

If you’re looking for other delicious and easy chicken recipes, try my Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken or my Easy Greek Chicken Salad Recipe!

Recipe Summary

  • Two delicious dishes in one! You have pesto chicken, which is then topped with this vibrant and fresh bruschetta topping – this chicken dish is loaded with flavors!
  • Easy to make. If you’re looking for an easy and delicious chicken recipe, look no further. You won’t believe this comes together with just 8 ingredients and goes from pantry to table in less than 30 minutes.
  • A lighter weeknight meal. Protein-packed chicken, topped with juicy fresh tomatoes – this clocks in at less than 300 calories per serving.
top view of cooked Pesto grilled chicken breast topped with bruschetta toppings

ingredients you’ll need

  • Chicken Breasts: Boneless and skinless chicken breasts. You can also use boneless and skinless chicken thighs.
  • Pesto: Homemade or store-bought.
  • Bruschetta Topping: Cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic cloves, pine nuts, fresh basil. salt and pepper.

How to make bruschetta chicken

  • Coat the chicken – Rub chicken fillets with pesto sauce on all sides.
  • Cook the chicken – In a large pan or grill, cook chicken for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the inside.
  • Make the bruschetta topping – in a bowl, combine all bruschetta topping ingredients which are: chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, fresh basil, and pine nuts.
  • Combine – Top each chicken fillet with the bruschetta mixture and serve immediately. Enjoy!
spatula removing a Pesto bruschetta grilled chicken from pan topped with tomatoes and pine nuts

recipe notes and tips

  • You can make your pesto or, to save time, you can get fresh pesto from the store. Costco has an amazing pesto you can get.
  • You can make the bruschetta topping up to a day in advance, but it’s best fresh.
  • Fresh tomatoes and fresh basil take this bruschetta topping to the next level!
  • You can use a grill pan or baking dish to cook the chicken, grilling uses less oil.
  • If you are feeling decadent you can place a slice of mozzarella cheese on the chicken before adding the bruschetta topping.
a top view of a single bruschetta grilled chicken on a pan topped with chopped tomatoes and pine nuts

frequently asked questions

What is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta is an Italian dish that consists of grilled bread that’s rubbed in garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. There have been many variations of toppings added to a bruschetta recipe that includes, tomatoes, cheese, nuts, beans, balsamic reduction, and so on. A Bruschetta Chicken means swapping the bread with the chicken.

Is Bruschetta the bread or the topping?

Whenever I hear the word bruschetta, the first thing that comes to mind is the tomato mixture that goes on top of the bread. But, bruschetta is the bread that’s grilled and not the topping.

What is Bruschetta topping made of?

Basic bruschetta topping is typically made of diced or chopped tomatoes, shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese, garlic, and fresh basil. I added some pine nuts to this bruschetta topping.

spatula picking up a Pesto grilled chicken breast from a pan topped with pinenuts and chopped tomato mix

what to serve with bruschetta chicken

Storing and Reheating

  • Storing: Store the chicken and bruschetta separately. You can transfer leftovers to airtight containers, and then store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: To reheat the leftover chicken, use either the microwave or the oven. If using the oven, set it to 400F, put the chicken in a baking dish covered with foil, then bake for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Do not reheat the topping.

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Pesto Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

By: Rena
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
top view of Pesto bruschetta chicken breasts in a skillet topped with chopped tomatoes
Pesto-flavored chicken sauteed over medium heat and then topped with a delicious bruschetta topping with pine nuts and fresh basil.

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless, sliced lengthways to make 4 fillets
  • 4 Tbsp Homemade Pesto Sauce, or store-bought

BRUSCHETTA TOPPING:

  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp Toasted Pine Nuts
  • Shredded fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Rub chicken fillets with pesto sauce on all sides.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Cook chicken for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the inside.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine all bruschetta topping ingredients.
  • Top each chicken fillet with the bruschetta mixture and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can make your pesto or, to save time, you can get fresh pesto from the store. Costco has an amazing pesto you can get.
  • You can make the bruschetta topping up to a day in advance, but it’s best fresh.
  • Fresh tomatoes and fresh basil take this bruschetta topping to the next level!
  • You can use a grill or pan to cook the chicken, grilling uses less oil.
  • If you are feeling decadent you can place a slice of mozzarella cheese on the chicken before adding the bruschetta topping.

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 26gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 275mgPotassium: 544mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 520IUVitamin C: 10.1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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