grilled chicken with bruschetta topping on a grill pan

Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken

An easy and healthy summer dinner, this Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken can be made on the grill OR on the stove.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 433kcal
Author Nora Rusev


For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar optional for a sweeter dressing
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste

For the chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the topping:

  • 3 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • parmesan cheese shavings to serve


  • Prepare dressing: Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar (if using), minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Marinate chicken: Place chicken breasts in a sealable bag along with 1/3 of the prepared dressing (set remaining dressing aside). Close bag well and marinate in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Cook chicken: Heat grill to medium. Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade). Grill until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of your chicken). (See notes for stovetop instructions.)
  • Make topping: While chicken is cooking, combine diced tomatoes, red onion and basil with remaining balsamic dressing.
  • Serve: Spoon bruschetta topping over grilled chicken and top with parmesan shavings to serve.


To cook on the stove, place a little oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken over medium to medium-high heat, turning the chicken from time to time, for about 12 minutes or until chicken is done all the way through.
Nutrition facts exclude the discarded marinade.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 1225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3.1mg