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

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 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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18 Responses
  1. 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!

    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!

  2. 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 🙂

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  4. 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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    […] it was posted on another wonderful blog, Lauren’s Latest. Here’s a link to the originalhttps://laurenslatest.com/italian-grilled-chicken-with-cucumber-bruschetta/It is wonderful and light. I ate this meal with my beautiful friend, Susan, the night of my 2 year […]

  6. 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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