Italian Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Bruschetta

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 Italian Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Bruschetta

Just as I promised, here is a great {healthy} summer meal that won’t leave you feeling guilty! After all the delicious and calorie laden dessert recipes I’ve been posting, I thought it was time for Lauren’s Latest to go on a bit of a diet….for today.

This chicken is as simple and refreshing as can be. Pick up an italian marinade at your store {or use pre-marinated chicken breasts} and grill them up. Then in the mean time, chop up some tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, garlic and a few other seasonings and stir. Take the chicken off the grill and top with the cucumber bruschetta topping. Serve along side some rice or pasta, and that is a complete meal! YUM.

My little one asked for seconds of the chicken and the ‘salad’. That alone makes this a make again meal! Plus you don’t have to heat up your house by turning your oven on. Bonus!

Give this one a whirl! You never know who might try it, like it and want a second plate full!

Italian Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Bruschetta
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Italian Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Bruschetta

This Italian Grilled Chicken recipe is topped with fresh cucumber bruschetta, making it a light and delicious summer meal.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


for the chicken-

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup store bought italian flavored marinade

for the cucumber bruschetta-

  • 1/2 cup peeled, diced english cucumber
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 8 basil leaves torn or chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shavings
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced garlic optional
  • 1 teaspoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place chicken breasts in plastic container or leak-proof food storage bag with italian flavored marinade. Stir to coat and refrigerate until ready to grill.
  • Preheat outdoor grill to high. Lightly grease grill. Place chicken breasts on hot grill and reduce heat to medium. Cook about 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. {This really depends on the thickness of the chicken. Use a thermometer or cut it open to be sure you have it cooked all the way! You should see no pink!}
  • While the chicken is cooking, chop up and stir together all the ingredients for the bruschetta topping.
  • Remove chicken from the grill, cover with foil and let rest 5-10 minutes.
  • When you are ready to serve, top chicken with cucumber bruschetta. Serve immediately.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1351mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian grilled chicken

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  1. Cynthia Lucarotti

    I never used an Italian chicken marinade…and THIS WAS DELICIOUS,….esp topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh basil and Parmesan! This was a simple yet DELICIOUS recipe!! Thank you so much❤️

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  3. Wendy

    Lauren- this is the BEST bruchetta I’ve ever had!! Not a fan of the balsamic so I used organic apple cider vinegar & it is still divine. I’ll be grilling the chicken this evening… thanks for a simple/tasty meal that won’t heat up my non-air conditioned 1899 farm house ..that’s a BIG deal when the temp outside is 105° today! You are my hero =)

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  5. Mel

    Ok, thanks, I’m heading to the grocery store so I’ll check it out. If not I’ll try it with the salad dressing 🙂

    1. Lauren

      No, marinade! I found an italian flavored one at my grocery store…next to the bbq sauces and such. You could use italian dressing though! If you have that, then use it!

  6. Nora @ Natural Noshing

    Love this! We eat a ton of chicken in our house and this is a great idea to switch things up a bit 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!