Easy Bruschetta Recipe for Pan-Seared Chicken

Fresh tomatoes are traditional when tomatoes are ripe and in season, but you CAN make a delicious, easy bruschetta recipe with canned tomatoes. It’s the perfect topping for pan-seared chicken cutlets, with fresh basil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar (250 calories / 3 WW points)

chicken bruschetta recipe

Tomato bruschetta is simple enough to make, and yet it’s completely irresistible. Diced tomatoes are tossed with fresh basil, a little minced garlic, a few glugs of good-quality, fruity olive oil, a pinch of salt, and pepper. And although fresh tomatoes are traditional, they’re not always in season. Believe it or not, you can make a fabulous, EASY bruschetta recipe with canned tomatoes.

The key, as with all simple recipes, is using the highest quality, best-tasting ingredients you can, especially when it comes to canned tomatoes. I always, always, always recommend Tuttorosso Tomatoes. I also think adding a splash of sweet, syrupy balsamic vinegar to your bruschetta topping gives the mix more dimension.

chicken bruschetta recipe

You can spoon it on top of toasted bread of course, but I like to use my easy bruschetta recipe as a topping for quick, pan-seared chicken cutlets seasoned very simply with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. It would add fabulous flavor to fish, pork, beef, or even combined with cannellini beans for an easy vegetarian side. Enjoy!

 

Easy Bruschetta Recipe with Chicken

Fresh tomatoes are traditional when tomatoes are ripe and in season, but you CAN make a delicious, easy bruschetta recipe with canned tomatoes. It’s the perfect topping for this pan-seared chicken cutlets, with fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Poultry
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bruschetta, bruschetta topping, canned tomatoes, easy chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 250

Ingredients

Bruschetta Topping:

  • 14.5 ounce can Tuttorosso Petite Diced Tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional additions: fresh mozzarella or parmesan cheese

Simple Pan-Seared Chicken Cutlets:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the canned tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes before starting the chicken to allow the flavors to marry.
  •  Season the chicken cutlets on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken cutlets and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer the cooked cutlets to a plate. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet and cook the remaining cutlets.  
  • To serve, arrange your chicken cutlets on a large platter and spoon the bruschetta topping over them.Cover and refrigerate any leftover bruschetta topping.

Notes

1 serving (1/4 of entire recipe): 3 WW Freestyle points 
Bruschetta Topping (1/4 of bruschetta recipe):
-- 2 WW Freestyle points 
-- 95 calories, 7g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugar, 1g protein

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g


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