Bruschetta Chicken

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This delicious Bruschetta Chicken Recipe is breaded and baked chicken tenders served over buttered angel hair and topped with fresh tomato.

bruschetta chicken

This Bruschetta Chicken made its way around the web when I first posted it last week for dinner. Lots of people were sharing the picture because they were THAT excited about this ever-popular recipe. Now, all you lovely readers can actually share the prettier pictures with accompanying recipe to boot! Hot dog.

Bruschetta Chicken Recipe Ingredients

This recipe is a relatively healthy one that has crazy flavor. All the cheese, garlic and basil are to blame. It’s the chicken tenders that become the star of the show by getting dipped in melted butter, then breadcrumbs and cheese. They bake away in a hot oven, then get served over pasta with a bruschetta tomato topping. Simplicity at its finest! This meal certainly isn’t glamorous, but it’s really really tasty. Give it a whirl tonight and let me know how you and your family liked it 🙂

How to make Bruschetta Chicken

bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, pepper

First, let’s make the chicken coating: bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, pepper. EASY.

chicken coating

Stir this together. OMG, so hard.

J/k you guys. It’s an easy step.

Boy did I have you fooled.

raw chicken

For the chicken situation, rinse and blot dry with paper towels.

melted butter

Dip said chicken into some melted butter…

Coating Raw Poultry

…then for a little dip in the breadcrumb and cheese mixture, we just created.

Poultry in Pan

Line your bitty chicken pieces up into a lightly greased baking dish. Once all the pieces of chicken are coated, bake 15-20 minutes.

angel hair pasta

While that is baking, cook some pasta. I used angel hair because it cooks SO fast. Once you have it all cooked and drained, feel free to throw in a little olive oil or butter. I used butter because…I love the stuff.

bruschetta topping

For the bruschetta topping, dice up a bunch of tomatoes, garlic, and basil. All good things, all good things.

bruschetta topping

Sprinkle in a little salt and pepper to your liking and give this a taste. If you want even more flavor than the garlic imparts, add in a touch of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Your taste buds will scream in delight.

I had neither on hand, so……….yeah. We had this plain {which was still amazing}.

Baked Tenders

The chicken should be done right about now so we can assemble our entire dinner.

bruschetta chicken recipe

Simply put, throw down some pasta, then chicken, then tomatoes. Cut it all up and dig in! The cold tomatoes with the chicken and pasta is just lovely. It’s almost like a fresh tomato sauce with chicken. So good!!

If you need a fast dinner idea, give this one a try! We loved it 🙂 Have a fabulous week!

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5 from 6 votes

Bruschetta Chicken

This delicious Chicken Bruschetta recipe is breaded and baked chicken tenders served over buttered angel hair and topped with fresh tomato.
servings 5 serving
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. angel hair pasta
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenders
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

for the bruschetta topping-

  • 5 medium 'on the vine' tomatoes diced
  • 1 small clove garlic grated
  • 20 basil leaves chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon each olive oil and balsamic vinegar optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 9x13 glass dish with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Cook angel hair pasta until al dente. Drain, coat with 1-2 tablespoons butter {if desired} and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, rinse chicken and blot with paper towels to dry. In shallow dish, stir bread crumbs, cheese, garlic salt and pepper together. Place melted butter into a large bowl. Dip chicken pieces into the butter, then press into the bread crumb mixture. Place into greased pan. Repeat until all chicken is coated. Bake 15-20 minutes in preheated oven or until thoroughly cooked and golden brown.
  • While chicken is cooking, stir tomatoes together with garlic, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. {I didn't add the oil or vinegar because I ran out of both...oops. Do as I say not as I do.}
  • To assemble, place buttered pasta onto a plate. Top with chicken, then tomato topping. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 1643mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bruschetta chicken, bruschetta chicken pasta, bruschetta chicken recipe
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14 Responses
  1. Kathy

    5 stars
    I made this last night and it was a big hit. . .I used the olive oil and balsamic and it was delicious . This will be a regular at our house.

  2. Karina

    5 stars
    This has become a staple in my house, my husband asks for it and I love it. My daughter doesn’t eat tomatoes but it still works. Thanks for the idea . It’s perfect .

  3. Michelle Pechatsko

    5 stars
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS RECIPE!, This is one of the first recipes I tried of yours, and have since tried so many since i came across your site about a year ago! This one is one of my favorites, especially for my 2 year old, she loves tomatoes and pasta! Thanks for having this site to share!

  4. Lindsay Kyle

    5 stars
    I am a former chef/culinary graduate. I make a homemade meal every night and my husband doesn’t usually say much. After I served him this Brushetta chicken he said,”is there seconds? This should be on a menu!” Thank you for making me look like a rockstar with this recipe!