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Baked Bruschetta Chicken is marinated in Italian dressing and topped with cheese. It is simple and delicious!!

Bruschetta Chicken served with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks is a perfect weeknight meal. It’s one of our favorite easy chicken recipes.

Chicken Bruschetta topped with tomatoes and paired with asparagus on a white plate.

Chicken + Bruschetta

Chicken is probably the most popular dinner item at our house (in case you hadn’t already noticed from the plethora of chicken recipes on the site, like Chicken Tetrazzini, Lemon Pepper Chicken, and Baked Chicken Parmesan).

Even though we do have a large variety of chicken recipes, I’m always looking for ways to switch up the chicken dinner.

I recently across one of my old posts for Homemade Bruschetta, and thought it would be fun to make a chicken version!

It was SO simple to make and ended up tasting delicious. We’ve had it at least once a month for the past few months since it’s easy and I always have the ingredients on hand.

If you love chicken and bruschetta like we do, then I think you’ll really enjoy this recipe. 😉

Chicken breasts in bowl.

How to Make Bruschetta Chicken

  1. MARINATE. To make this chicken, we marinate our chicken in Italian dressing for about 24 hours. From there, we place it on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. TOP. Top it with shredded Mozzarella cheese along with the cubed tomatoes, olive oil and basil mixture.
  3. BAKE. Bake for about 40 minutes. We sometimes top this with a bit of shaved Mozzarella too for even more cheese and serve warm.

Grill it instead

  • Simply combine the chicken with the Italian dressing in a Ziploc bag to marinate.
  • Remove and grill on medium high heat for 6-8 minutes on each side.
  • Once it’s cooked through, top with a slice of mozzarella cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted (about 1 minute), then remove from the grill.
  • Combine tomatoes, olive oil, and basil, and spoon on top of the cooked chicken.
Chicken on foil topped with cheese and tomatoes

Tips + Storing Info

Control how much cheese to use for each piece of chicken. I put less on mine, and LOTS on the hubby’s since he is a major cheese lover.

Sometimes a few of the tomatoes fall off while it’s cooking, but we have no problem scooping them up and adding them back on top.

Use premade bruschetta as a shortcut for this recipe

Instead of using shredded mozzarella cheese simply let a piece of mozzarella cheese melt on top on each piece of chicken

STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. REHEAT any leftovers by putting it in the oven at 325° for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Or, simply microwave! The leftovers reheat extremely well.

Bruschetta Chicken recipe served with asparagus on a white plate

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5 from 6 votes

Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Baked Bruschetta Chicken is marinated in Italian dressing and topped with cheese. It is simple and delicious!!
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Marinating Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 45 minutes


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 c Italian Dressing
  • 3 tomatoes cubed
  • 1-2 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 c mozzarella cheese shredded
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  • Marinate chicken breasts in Italian Dressing for several hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine cubed tomatoes, olive oil and basil in a bowl and mix well.
  • Place chicken breasts on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Add desired amount of mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken breasts (we added about a few TB to each breast). Top with a few tablespoons of the tomato mixture.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.


Calories: 530kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 55g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 166mg, Sodium: 1025mg, Potassium: 1125mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 1045IU, Vitamin C: 15.6mg, Calcium: 170mg, Iron: 1.4mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Amy Huntley says:

    5 stars
    Such a delicious recipe! And so nice that i usually have all of those ingredients!!

  2. Becca says:

    5 stars
    Can’t believe how simple this was!

  3. NANCY SWILIK says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Me too!! Thank you for stopping by!

  4. ris says:

    5 stars
    i made this and it was delicious! I served it with brown rice and some veggies (:

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Sounds wonderful! Thank you!

  5. Teresa says:

    5 stars
    My sauce did NOT curdle — I wonder if your ovens are too hot — I made as directed but subbed Havarti cheese slices. My family loved this they fought over the sauce.

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Thanks Teresa!!

  6. Liz says:

    Thank you Kristyn for the nice recipe. Have a good day and week!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Thanks for stopping by Liz!! Have a great week. 😉