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Pesto chicken bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese nuts on a plate

Grilled Pesto Chicken Bruschetta

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This pesto chicken bruschetta is a low carb and healthy alternative to a traditional Italian bruschetta. Grilled chicken topped with Mozzarella cheese, basil pesto, flavorful tomatoes and homemade balsamic glaze.



For The Chicken

  • 2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 4 fillets
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for cooking

For The Topping

For The Bruschetta

  • 10 ounces ( 300 grams) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4-5 basil leaves, cut into thin strips

For The Glaze

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, optional


Tomato Bruschetta

  • In a medium bowl toss together the tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.

The Balsamic Glaze

  • Combine the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the glaze thickened. Keep aside.


  • Heat oil in a grill pan or griddle. Alternatively heat your oven to 400°F|200°C.
  • Season the chicken with Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Grilled chicken: Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 10 minutes ( 5 minutes per side) or until cooked through and the internal temperature is 165°F. When the chicken is almost done, top each fillet with a slice of mozzarella and allow to melt slightly. 
  • Cooking in the oven: Place the seasoned chicken into a baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, top each fillet with a slice of mozzarella.
  • Remove from the heat and top with 1-2 tablespoons pesto and a generous scoop of tomato bruschetta. 
  • Garnish with basil leaves. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze. 
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Calories: 258kcal
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 152mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 96mg

Keywords: pesto chicken bruschetta, pesto chicken, chicken breast