Chicken Bruschetta Recipe

Sharing our favorite chicken bruschetta recipe today! This easy bruschetta makes the perfect appetizer for your upcoming parties. Flavorful and delicious!

chicken bruschetta recipe

Chicken Bruschetta Recipe

These little toasts are so much fun. Full of my favorite flavors: gorgonzola, chicken, lots of garlic and of course juicy bruschetta topping. If you are not a gorgonzola fan, use a good mozzarella and this will be equally as good. Wanna know what else? It only take about 5 minutes in the oven! Woohoo! Serve this fabulous toast with any Italian dish you might be serving or eat it straight up for lunch…or serve with soup 🙂 You are going to love this one.

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chicken bruschetta recipe

Here’s your basic line-up. Not pictured is my chicken breast that was cooling on the oven 🙂

How To Make Bruschetta

  1. Preheat oven’s broiler with rack 5-6 inches from top.
  2. To prepare bruschetta topping, place diced tomatoes, garlic, sliced basil leaves, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl, stirring to combine. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  3. Place split bread cut side up onto a large baking sheet. Spread with butter and season with garlic salt. Top evenly with gorgonzola cheese and shredded chicken. Top with bruschetta topping and place under broiler for about 5 minutes or until bread is toasted and golden brown. Remove, cut into 2 inch slices and serve.

chicken bruschetta recipe

Ok, start with a fabulous loaf of bread. I like to use the par baked ciabatta from Trader Joes. It’s fabulous!

What Is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta in Italian means toasted bread with toppings. You can make it as simple or elaborate as you want. Assemble some quickly for a snack or invest a little more in substantial toppings and make a meal out of it. Toasted bread with olive oil, that’s the base – say, a baguette or a country-style Italian loaf. Then you need olive oil, garlic and the topping of your choice. Keep in mind, my sweet bruschetta is just for fun, obviously not your typical bruschetta.

Bruschetta Pronunciation

One thing to remember is that “CH” in Italian is ALWAYS pronounced like the English K. Therefore, SCH of bruSCHetta must be pronounced like SK, just like in ‘musketeers.

chicken bruschetta recipe

Spread both sides generously with some buttah.

chicken bruschetta recipe

Sprinkle with some good garlic salt.

chicken bruschetta recipe

The fun part, top with gorgonzola! Love it!

chicken bruschetta recipe

Top with cooked shredded chicken breast, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

chicken bruschetta recipe

Top with some fresh beautiful bruschetta topping, see my recipe below.

chicken bruschetta recipe

Bake in your oven’s broiler for about 5 minutes and it will come out golden and toasted ever so lovely.

chicken bruschetta recipe

Cut into slices and get ready to be in love!

chicken bruschetta recipe

Crispy and fabulous!

chicken bruschetta recipe

Chicken Bruschetta Recipe

This Chicken Bruschetta Recipe makes the perfect appetizer or even light dinner. Ultra flavorful and a crowd pleaser.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 470.17kcal
Cost: $10
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Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 5 firm Roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 10 large fresh basil leaves stacked, rolled then thinly sliced (chiffonade)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound Ciabatta bread or French Loaf split
  • 6-8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt
  • 1- 1/2 cups crumbled Gorgonzola depending on how much you like
  • 1 large chicken breast shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven’s broiler with rack 5-6 inches from top.
  • To prepare bruschetta topping, place diced tomatoes, garlic, sliced basil leaves, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl, stirring to combine. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Place split bread cut side up onto a large baking sheet. Spread with butter and season with garlic salt. Top evenly with gorgonzola cheese and shredded chicken. Top with bruschetta topping and place under broiler for about 5 minutes or until bread is toasted and golden brown. Remove, cut into 2 inch slices and serve.
  • Makes 6 servings, 2 slices of toast each

Nutrition

Calories: 470.17kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.83g | Protein: 21.12g | Fat: 25.76g | Saturated Fat: 13.64g | Cholesterol: 75.39mg | Sodium: 1200.74mg | Potassium: 334.14mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1.91g | Vitamin A: 1042.26IU | Vitamin C: 7.53mg | Calcium: 159.57mg | Iron: 0.37mg
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45 Responses
  1. Courtney

    Oh my gosh, these are DIVINE! I made them to accompany our tortellini dinner last weekend and I was blown away. I omitted the chicken and only used about 3/4 cup cheese and it was still incredible. Love the buttery goodness and the subtle hint of balsamic vinegar. I used foccacia bread. I just can’t say enough about what a treat it was!

  2. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter

    How sweet that you FaceTimed with your niece while cooking! I love the idea of this toast and might just have it one day for breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

  3. Ashley

    Made this last night for dinner with a caesar salad! Yum. I love gorgonzola but daughter and honey don’t so I didn’t tell them! I just made it and waited for everyone to say they LOVED it to tell them what was in it. I put extra cheese on my side as well ;o)

  4. Michael @ BlueberryChuckle

    Wow! Every word in that title makes me want to get out my baking sheet even though I’m stuffed from dinner. Totally pinning this!

  5. Susan J

    Yum! Question, could you freeze it? Like if I made a whole loaf of french bread but only wanted to eat half today? Probably not the bruschetta, but if you made it up to the point where you put that on, do you think it would freeze well?

    1. Jenny

      Hi Susan, I don’t see why you couldn’t freeze the garlic loaf ahead of time. Just add the bruschetta topping after defrosted.

  6. Kristen M.

    I have a girls’ night this Saturday and we all have to bring an app. This would be perfect! 🙂

  7. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Wow, super tasty looking especially with gorgonzola..a huge fav of mine. I used to make a bread like this at Whole Foods and it sold like crazy! TJ’s has awesome bread, I love the mini kalamata olive baguettes.

  8. Heather at Kitchen Concoctions

    Who on earth is not a fan of gorgonzola? I was eating some straight from the package; I kid you not, like 5 minutes ago!

  9. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    Wow! I think I want this for dinner! Ciabatta, Gorgonzola, and bruschetta?!? I dont think it can get better!!!! Love it Jenny! Xo

  10. Kathleen Richardson

    Looking at your pictures tells me that this treat has got to taste so-o good.

    Keep writing…

  11. Julie @ Table for Two

    what a great combination of flavors and way to top it on crusty bread!! love it, Jenny!

  12. Cathy @ Noble Pig

    What a great idea for bruschetta with the chicken, it makes it more of a meal…yum.

  13. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen

    I want this for breakfast. I know it’s wrong, but I don’t care.

  14. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    My husband would love this one, Jenny! The garlic, chicken, warm bread…yep..he’d be very happy if I’d make this.

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