When you need a fresh, light, and speedy meal, this grilled bruschetta chicken recipe is it! Meals here lately have been quick, and this easy bruschetta chicken is a family favorite. Grilling this balsamic bruschetta chicken is great this time of year, so that you don’t have to cook anything inside and it imparts delicious grilled flavor.
And of course, there are all the fresh veggies! My healthy bruschetta chicken is served over zucchini noodles and then topped with a flavorful bruschetta topping. I think you’ll love this chicken bruschetta recipe as much as we do!
The star here is obviously the bruschetta. In the summer months, I like to add in a handful of cherry tomatoes along with the Roma, which gives the grilled chicken breast a bright pop of color. Plus, I just can’t resist cherry tomatoes! Tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and salt is all you need!
If you or your family are okay with a touch of dairy, a sprinkle of feta adds a lovely richness to the dish! That is how the recipe was photographed and written initially. However, I’ve removed the optional feta from the recipe card since it’s not actually paleo.
What Is Bruschetta Chicken?
Bruschetta chicken is an Italian dish that is known for chicken covered in tomatoes, olive oil, and seasonings.
Many recipes for chicken and bruschetta have mozzarella cheese, but we’re skipping that in this chicken bruschetta recipe to make it paleo. You can add it in if you can tolerate a little dairy.
How To Make Bruschetta Chicken
This balsamic bruschetta is really simple to make. The longest part is letting the chicken soak in the marinade.
Here are the easy steps for how to make bruschetta chicken:
- Make the marinade for chicken. Mix together the olive oil, vinegar, and salt and pour it over the chicken. Refrigerate.
- Grill the chicken. After the chicken is done, allow it to rest.
- Make bruschetta. Toss the tomatoes and basil together and season with olive oil, and salt to taste.
- Spiralize the zucchini noodles. You’ll toss these with olive oil and salt and divide into bowls.
- Finish your easy bruschetta bowls. Top the zucchini noodles with bruschetta mix and grilled chicken.
Is Bruschetta Served Hot Or Cold?
The bruschetta for this grilled boneless chicken breast can actually be served hot or cold. You can warm it up if you want, but I serve the bruschetta in this chicken bruschetta at room temperature, which is the best for tomatoes!
How Many Carbs Are In Healthy Bruschetta Chicken?
Healthy bruschetta chicken only has 6 grams of carbohydrates. So if you are eating a paleo diet that is also low carb, this one’s for you. The full nutrition stats are below, but here are the highlights:
- 412 calories per serving of balsamic bruschetta chicken.
- 38 grams of protein in this grilled bruschetta chicken.
- 6 grams carbohydrates (and 5 grams net carbs!)
How Do You Store This Chicken Bruschetta Recipe?
Store this chicken bruschetta recipe in the refrigerator.
TIP: It’s best if you store each ingredient separately if you hadn’t previously mixed it together. If you did mix all the ingredients together, that’s fine as well, it’s just easier if you want to heat up the chicken if it’s separate.
Place the balsamic bruschetta chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The healthy bruschetta chicken will last 2-3 days in the fridge.
When you are ready to eat it, you can warm the chicken up in the microwave or in a skillet. The toppings can be eaten hot or cold.
Can You Freeze Grilled Bruschetta Chicken?
Yes, you can freeze the grilled bruschetta chicken. It will last 1-2 months and heat it up in the oven until hot to serve again.
The zucchini noodles and bruschetta mixture are best fresh. If you have extra chicken, you can always make up some new zucchini noodles and fresh bruschetta.
More Paleo Dinner Recipes
If you can’t get enough of this balsamic bruschetta chicken, don’t forget to try out some of my other paleo dinner recipes. I love them all, but here is some of my go-to dishes.
- The Best Easy Lemon Chicken Picatta – You are going to love the zesty lemon with chicken.
- Easy Paleo Chicken Curry – You won’t forget this recipe once you taste it because it’s so amazing.
- Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore – Make your crockpot do all the work and end up with a great dinner.
- Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings – These are so delicious.
Tools To Make Easy Healthy Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Recipe:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Vegetable Spiralizer – A spiralizer is a must for spiralized zucchini in this balsamic bruschetta chicken!
- Glass Bowls – This set of ten different bowls that are ideal for mixing and can even be used to serve food in.
Easy Healthy Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Recipe:
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Easy Healthy Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Recipe
A healthy grilled bruschetta chicken recipe = the best summer dinner! Easy balsamic bruschetta chicken is packed with flavor and naturally low carb.
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- 24 ounces Boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- 4 cups Zucchini (spiralized)
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Sea salt
- 1/2 cup Roma tomatoes (diced)
- 3/4 cup Cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 12 leaves Fresh basil (minced)
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
- Sea salt (to taste)
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Pour the vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt over the chicken, and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat your grill to high and grill chicken about 7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160° F. Cover and rest at least 5 minutes to allow the temperature to reach 165° F.
Toss the tomatoes with the basil and drizzle in olive oil. Season with salt to taste.
Divide the spiralized zucchini between four bowls. Toss with olive oil and sea salt. Top with bruschetta and chicken.
Serving size: 6 ounces chicken, 1 cup zoodles, and bruschetta on top
- The recipe was already written with a sprinkle of goat feta cheese, but this was removed since it's not paleo. Feel free to add it if you can tolerate a bit of dairy.
- Nutrition info includes only half of the balsamic and olive oil that's in the chicken marinade, because most of it gets left behind and is not actually consumed.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.