Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts with Tomato Bruschetta

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Date night dinner on the patio! This grilled bruschetta chicken is absolutely out of this world and it’s perfect for a special meal, guests, or a fun and easy weeknight dinner.

Made with marinated chicken breasts, tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, it’s bursting with bright, classic Italian flavors. Best of all, it’s Paleo and Whole30 compatible, and you can make the chicken on the grill, stovetop or air fryer!

I think the most beautiful thing about this bruschetta chicken recipe is the simplicity of the ingredients. They’re classic, fresh, and there’s nothing that brings magic to a dish quite like fresh basil and garlic!

In the summertime, I almost always have everything I need already – especially once my garden is at its peak – but they can all be found at pretty much any grocery store.

Bruschetta Chicken


Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

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This grilled bruschetta chicken recipe is made with juicy marinated grilled chicken breasts topped with a homemade cherry tomato bruschetta.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword grill, tomatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate Time 18 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 514kcal


  • Indoor or outdoor grill


Marinated Chicken

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil preferably extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1.5 tablespoons red onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil preferably extra virgin
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


Marinate the Chicken

  • Set the chicken breasts in a rimmed dish or baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil, vinegar, and seasonings, and turn to coat the chicken on all sides. Set it aside for 20-30 minutes to marinate, or cover and set in the refrigerator for up to 18 hours.

Make the Bruschetta Topping

  • Dice the tomatoes, mince the garlic, onion, and basil.
  • Optional Step: Lightly sauté the garlic in a small skillet in olive oil for about 3 minutes. This will take some of the harshness out of the raw garlic.
  • Mix the tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Set aside or cover and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

Cook the Chicken

  • Grill: Preheat a gas grill to medium heat, about 375°F (~190°C). Set the chicken breasts on the grill, cover, and cook for about 7 minutes without moving them. Gently turn the chicken once, close the grill, and cook for another 7-8 minutes.
  • Stovetop: Heat about a tablespoon of oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken breasts and cook 6-7 minutes without moving them. Flip the chicken breasts and cook for another 6-7 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (~177°C). Set the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket with a little space between them. Close and cook for about 10 minutes, then turn the chicken breasts over. Close and cook for another 10 minutes until cooked through.
  • *Note: Cook time will vary depending on the size of the chicken breasts and heat source. Use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the chicken breasts has reached 165°F (~74°C).
  • Remove the chicken breasts and set them on a plate to rest about 4-5 minutes.

Assemble and Serve

  • Set the chicken on a plate. Spoon the bruschetta mixture on top of the chicken, then sprinkle with a little more balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze, salt to taste, and extra basil.


To store leftovers: Transfer the leftover chicken and bruschetta to an airtight container or zip top bag. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 1402mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1234IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg

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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Recipe