Bruschetta Chicken Recipe
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place flour and egg substitute in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in flour, then in egg substitute; place in a greased 13-in.x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix cheese, bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over chicken.
- 2. Loosely cover baking dish with foil. Bake 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 165°.
- 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss tomatoes with the remaining ingredients. Spoon over chicken; bake 3-5 minutes or until tomato mixture is heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
1 serving: 316 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.
Reviews for Bruschetta Chicken
""Best chicken recipe you've ever made," say my husband and son- both of whom love food! Thanks Taste of Home"
"I made this for dinner last night and it was fantastic! The only change I made was using garlic powder instead of fresh cloves since I was too lazy to mess with the fresh stuff. My husband and 2.5 year old devoured it!"
"I don't know why it has taken me so long to make this delicious entree!!!Very good and a big hit here!"
"Very good recipe. Didn't call for anything out of the ordinary. Pretty simple dish to make."
"Excellent and especially good in summer with tomatoes and basil fresh from garden. Fairly quick to make as well. Have made it often. Of course I tweaked the recipe a little to suit my own taste, but know we all do that. Doesn't change the basic recipe which is excellent."
"Delicious and flavorful"
"This was very good. I tweaked it a little in that I tossed the chicken first in the flour, then in the egg mixture, then tossed it in the bread crumb mixture coating the entire piece of chicken instead of just sprinkling the bread crumbs on top. Then I drizzled melted butter over the top of all the chicken. Will definitely make this again!! Thank you."
"This has become one of our families favorite meals. And everyone I have given the recipe to have said it has become one of their favorite ones to make also."
"I have made this recipe many times and my family and friends love it. Lots of flavor. I usually use beaten eggs instead of egg beaters."
"Very tasty! My husband loved it! easy to make to"
"Made this recipe last evening for dinner. It was delicious! The tomato mixture was delicious. Will definitely make again!"
"So good!! It will be a "do over" in our house. Tastes like restaurant quality!!!"
"Followed the recipe to a T and it turned out shall we say not so good. It looked nothing like the photo which should have been my first clue when I saw what looked like an omelet under the chicken. Usually you do egg then flour so I dont know if this was the problem or if it was suppose to be like this. Too much basil and garlic for 1/4 c of bread crumbs. Wont be trying this one anymore."
"While we made one swap, the bruschetta topping for the chicken was so delicious. The combination of basil, tomato, garlic and cheese is one of our favorites and we adored it on the chicken. We lightened it up by using grilled chicken instead of the breaded. It was VERY, VERY good! We served this with some spaghetti squash and a side salad for a complete, healthy meal."
"Made this for dinner tonight and everyone loved!"
"Made this Tonight, it was really easy and So Delicious!! Gonna have to Double up next time... Everybody Wanted Seconds. Yes a Wonder tomato topping."
"This was a really easy recipe with tons of yum! I added some garlic powder to the flour to ramp up the flavor. The tomato mixture was delicious!"
"My husband and I both loved this, I wouldn't say it's a simple recipe but it is very tasty and uses up tomatoes from the garden it a wonderful way. I did't have fresh basil so substituted 1 tablespoon of dried, very yummy"
"This ones a keeper. I got a lot of praise from the family. Used bruchetta from traders Joe's. Really good"
"I used a whole egg since I did not have egg substitute. My kids did hnot like the tomato mixture, but my husband and I enjoyed it all! Would like adding balsamic to it next time as another reviewer suggested."
"My husband and I love bruschetta so trying this recipe was a no-brainer for me. We absolutely LOVED it. I used a whole egg as I didn't have egg substitute. I also added some chopped fresh chives to the fresh tomatoes and just prior to serving also sprinkled with freshly shaved parmesan cheese. This is easy and fast to make but tastes like a million dollars."
"Great dish! I added balsamic to the tomato mixture to make it a true bruschetta."
"My family loved this recipe. Prepared it ahead of time and refrigerated for cooking later that evening. I had never made bruschetta before, but it was not difficult and it tasted delicious. Definitely will make again."
"Loved it!! Very easy to prepare. Not much prep time and delicious. Definitely will have it again soon."
"So delicious. My husband loved it. I didn't have egg substitute so I just used a single egg. The fresh basil is really what makes the flavor amazing in the tomato mixture...I don't think it would taste the same with dried! So glad I bought some fresh because I almost just used what was in my cabinet. Would make this dish for company!"
"Delicious!!! I even used drained petite diced canned tomatoes and it came out great."
"Nice change. Have made this twice & will make it again."
"I've made this twice now and I'd make it right now if I had a ripe tomato. One of hubby's new favorites!"
"Great recipe! My husband went nuts!"
"It was very easy to make and it was pretty good. felt like it could use some more flavor"
"Nice for something different."
"So delicious! Next time I will drizzle some balsamic vinaigrette over the top right before serving to make it even more like bruschetta. My very picky 3 year old even ate the chicken without the tomatoes! I will absolutely make this again!"
"I didn't have fresh tomatoes I substituted Italian seasoned diced and ti was really good!"
"This is good. Son wasn't thrilled with it, but that's cause he doesn't like tomatoes."
"This recipe is fantastic by itself, I have played around with it a little bit and I like adding swiss-american cheese before adding the tomatoes, it melts so well and gives a creamy texture to the dish!! swiss-american cheese can be found at any local grocery store its comes in sandwich squares. another idea is rather then chicken you can to fish, my family likes grouper, rather then coat the whole fish I season it and mix Italian bread crumbs with melted butter and put that mixture only on top of the fish and add the swiss chesse and diced tomatoes from a can that I drain very well, cook it for 8 minutes or so or until it flakes and it turns out fantastic"
"easy main dish which is light and garden fresh. Will certainly make again!"
"I thought this tasted great! I'm watching the carbs and it was a great way to omit the bread in traditioanl bruschetta and still get the flavor!"
"Loved it! Will definitely make it again!"
"Very good! Will definitely make again! Tasty and easy to make!"
"Loved it and I even put on a few balls of fresh Mozzarealla, YUM!"
"The crispy texture reminded of fried chicken, but without the guilt! We like our parmesan cheese a bit more than the average person, so we used the large pencil-sharpner-sized pieces of parmesan. What really made this dish appetizing was the way in which the tomatoes were a bit carmelized-this contrasted nicely with the crisp coating. Based on the flavor alone, you would never guess that this would be considered a low-calorie entrée.Submitted by Michel D. Harris, Taste of Home Field Editor"
"What's not to love? I've tried many different variations and it always comes out amazing. I've grilled, fried, and baked it. Once I added some truffle oil...SO good! This recipe is a keeper for sure!"
"I loved the bruschetta topping! So good!"
"It was a hit in my family!"
"I just received my TOH magazine on Friday and I couldn't wait to try this recipe. I always see chicken Bruschetta Grilled not baked. My husband loved it and said fresh tomatoes make all the difference! I used whole wheat bread crumbs to add a little extra fiber. Next time we might kick up the heat with using hot pepper oil instead of olive oil or throw in some hot pepper flake."
"Excellent flavor!! Will definitely make again!!!"
"Family loved it. Everyone went back for seconds."
"Very moist. Made it for company,everyone enjoyed it. Will make again"
"LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is a go-to for dinner guests! My husband will not eat tomatoes, but will eat them in this!"
"We loved this tasty and easy recipe. I made a few changes to the original recipe which I would recommend. I added chopped green onions, oregano, parsley and onion powder to the bruschetta as well as more olive oil. When preparing the chicken, I rolled the chicken in the flour, egg and then rolled it in the parmesan and bread crumbs. I baked it uncovered for about 45 minutes. It was so yummy."
"I made this for my husband and son tonight exactly as written with the exception of baking about 10 minutes longer to reach the temp of 170º. Well, almost 170º. My guys loved this, we don't even have leftovers! They said it was flavorful and moist."
"very tasty, quinoa makes a great healthy side dish."
"What a simple, yet DELICIOUS recipe. I made it for the first time for guests, and it came out perfectly. Everyone loved it! I do cheat a little bit, and use a jar of Trader Joe's Bruschetta. It's basically the same as the recipe, but done for me, and it's soooo good! In the summer I'll try making my own bruschetta with garden tomatoes, but in the meantime, Trader Joe's helps make this recipe super easy!"
"This dish was just okay for me.Very good if you're looking to cook something on the lighter side."
"When my other half, who does not like tomatoes, says this is a 5 1/2 star, that says it all."
"A keeper for sure!"
"easy recipe with ingredients on hand. I used dried basil and it came out just as tasty! A keeper in this house. Better than eating out!"
"Given the great reviews and high rating I had great hopes for this recipe. Followed it exactly, and cannot figure out what all the hype is about. Very pedestrian. No one liked it, and all agreed it was "missing a lot of something." The chicken was very bland even though I used a very good Parmesan that I grated specifically for this recipe, and added some salt (I season everything) to the flour. The "bruschetta" on top was just garlicky tomatoes. Definitely deleting this one from the "recipes to try" file!"
"Excellent, restaurant quality meal that the whole family enjoyed. The fresh basil blends so well. I definately will be saving this one. I can't wait to make it again!"
"Great recipe. Very easy to make. I loved that I had all the ingredients on hand."
"Loved this recipe! I added some balsamic & it was really made it great!"
"My entire family loved this recipe! In addition to the great taste, the best part for me was how easy it is to make and how pretty it looks."
"Outstanding! after dipping in egg, I rolled the whole breast in the crumb mixture (which I added garlic & onion powder) - really good!! Will make again... and soon!!"
"Decided on this recipe because I have an abundance of fresh basil in my garden. I was not disappointed. This is a keeper!"
"I found that lining the baking pan with non-stick foil made clean up a snap. The bruschetta is so good! Next time I will double the recipe and same some to top off slices of French or Italian bread. I will also try coating the chicken with the bread crumb mixture in a third bowl instead of spooning it on top. Hopefully this will help to make the chicken a bit crunchier. Look forward to making it again for the family."
"This was a very tasty recipe, I didn't have any fresh tomatoes on hand, so I used canned and it worked out just fine."
"This recipe has been around for quite a while. I make it often and love it. It's pretty simple and really yummy."
"My husband and I love bruschetta so I was anxious to try this recipe. We weren't disappointed! I used dried basil. I also cooked it uncovered for more like 25 minutes because I wanted it nice and crispy. Delicious!!!"
"The smell, the taste.... wow. This recipe was fantastic. I even used the leftover topping on crackers as a snack. Love!"
"I definitely added a little extra garlic (since I love it!) and i used a can of diced tomatoes which I wouldn't normally do, but fresh tomatoes haven't been looking that great lately. It turned out pretty decent, maybe a little more watery than it would have been with the fresh tomatoes. I definitely plan on trying fresh next time. It wasn't super crispy, but I wasn't really expecting it to be anyways. It was definitely soggy as leftovers, but the flavor was still decent."
"This is a really tasty, simple recipe that we'll use over and over again. The chicken was tender and flavorful. The dish goes together with little effort, and has a company-worthy presentation."
"This is a family favorite. I have started putting fresh pesto on the chicken before the tomato mixture....add another level of flavor!"
"OMGosh, my teenage sons and I made this recipe with all fresh ingredients. I made 6 breasts in all; one for @ of my 3 sons and one for me. After arguing who was going to get the last two, we cut them in half and @ got an extra half more! The fresh tomatoes, basil and crunchy parmesan were excellent. I know my sons could make this recipe all by themselves, and they probably will! Can't wait for the weather to change so I can start growing basil & tomatoes. YUMMO"
"Such a great dish. I do not like fresh tomatoes, but with this dish I was eating every last tomato on my plate, even when there was no chicken left!"
"Yummo. It's a keeper."
"DELICIOUS! I have made it a couple of times already, easy to fix, all my family loved it."
"This was a hit with everyone in my family, including the kids!. We used the leftover topping and made regular bruschetta on french bread the next night."
"This recipe was easy to make and pretty good, but just didn't have all that much flavor. I don't think I'd make again."
"It was easy to make and really impressed my family"
"Wonderful dish, great flavor and pretty enough for company. Although next time I'll only leave it in the oven for a min. or two after adding the tomato mixture instead of 4 min."
"My family went crazy for the brushchetta taste on top of the chicken and we added egg broad noodles. I added more garlic to the brushchetta because we love it so. This receipe is a keeper for sure. Thanks"
"This was SOOOO yummy! My boyfriend is not the biggest fan of tomatoes but he still loved it! I fixed some olive oil pasta to go with and texas cheese toast ... DELICIOUS!"
"Wonderful. Didn't change a thing. Would definitely serve for company. easy to make, and a great presentation."
"O Canada ! !"
"I really love this recipe! I added dry basil leaves instead of fresh just because I didnt have it on hand and it was GREAT! Would definetly make it again."
"Fantastic! Very crunchy and tasty. Kids absolutely devoured it!!"
"Absolutely will make again! And easy to make."
"I did not have fresh tomatoes so I used canned Italian diced and dried basil. I loved it."
"I have made this wonderful recipe twice now since I recieved it in a Tate of Home magazine. It was a hit both times! It is moist and super flavorful! It is just as nice to look at as it is to eat. I'm sure I will find myself making it time and time again! Thank you!"
"This was a great new way for us to enjoy chicken! Moist and lots of flavor! I would definately make this dish again."
"Absolutely outstanding, It's all I could think about today"
"This a wonderful dish and very flavorful."
"Ive had better. The breading was really soggy from the tomatoes. Not bad, but not awesome. Maybe I just made it wrong. probably not a repeater..."
"Amazing! I've even taking the topping, mixed it with some mozzerella and used it as a topping for toasted baguette bread. MmmMmmMmm!"
"Really good. My family loved it."
"This was a big hit when i made it for a family gathering. love the garlic/basil/tomato topping. will definatly make it again and again"
"Re: Bruschetta chickenThis is the first time I tried making something for company that I had never made before. Well, It was just wonderful. I served it with smashed potatoes, string beans & a salad. Everyone expressed how delicious it was. Thank you Taste of Home for a great low cost company dinner. Keep them coming.Retired Nana"
"I only use butter for cooking...and I do leave the foil loose. I'm wondering if it would be the brand of bread crumbs? That is the only thing I can think of. Thanks so much for your response!"
"Meesh233-I haven't made this yet, but just a couple of thoughts. Are you using butter with your crumbs-most margarines today contain water which could be causing the soggy problem. Also, you are leaving the foil loose, right so that cooking is aided, but steam escapes? I'm going to try dipping the breast halves in skim milk and then in panko crumbs to see how that turns out. (Panko crumbs are coarser, crisper bread crumbs that allow you to bake things with a crispy coating without frying. It is a newer product here in the US)"
"Can someone help me with this recipe? I made this a few times and the coating on the chicken will not stay crunchy, it ends up all soggy. Last year I didn't have this problem, but now I can't seem to get it right again. Any ideas? This is such an easy recipe I'm embarrassed to be messing it up. I bake with foil on for 20, without for 20, and then with the tomatoes only 2-3 minutes to warm them. Any ideas?? Please??"
"I love this recipe! I make it at least every other week. Simple and tastes great. Wonderful use of garden tomatoes!"