Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti Recipe
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Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti Recipe

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I'm always on the lookout for healthy recipes for my family. If you find yourself craving Italian food, this delicious 30-minute meal hits the spot. —Susan Wholley, Fairfield, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup prepared bruschetta topping
  • 1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup cooked spaghetti : 431 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 40g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 4 lean meat, 0 fat.


  1. Preheat broiler. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Sprinkle with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  2. Transfer to an 8-in.-square baking pan. Spoon bruschetta topping over chicken; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p19

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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lynnwright 245005
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"I made this a few days ago and it was a big hit! I didn't have italian cheese blend on hand so I just made a mixture of mozzarella, romano, and parmesan cheeses. Broiling the chicken for 5 - 6 minutes would have been far too long. The cheese was browned after about 2 1/2 minutes, so I just took it out at that point. I make my own bruschetta, which my family loves, and that may have had some bearing on how well it went over. Will definitely make this meal again."

sstetzel 217368
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"I buy prepared Bruchetta from the mediterranean bar at Wegmans in the deli section. I've also found a jarred version in other markets but I like the fresh version better."

2boysandadog 217367
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This was quick and so delicious, just my kind of recipe after a busy day! By the way "prepared" bruschetta means "all ready made as in store bought" that is probably why there is no recipe shown for it."

Brooklynchick 217364
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This was good. The other reviewers might have thought that this was a special kind of topping so they were looking for a recipe for it. The bruschetta recipe is simple enough for it to have been included."

dkryan49 217362
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Bruschetta is simply diced plum tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and olive oil. You can add balsamic vinegar also if you like."

desmma15 217336
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"You can also find prepared bruschetta in your supermarket."

sjosandi 217335
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Easy to find how to make bruschetta. Google"

rosewoodapartments 217248
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"I also could not find the Bruschetta recipe. Really want to try this recipe but is not any good without the Bruschetta. I would only rate this 3 stars with that important recipe."

dizzy50dianne 217143
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Where's the recipe for Bruschetta? That the reason for the poor rating. I scrolled all over this place and couldn't find the recipe for the topping for the chicken breasts."

slimfast 135632
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"This was really good-my picky husband liked it, will be making it again!"

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