Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
Here’s one of our healthy meal staples that we cook all the time. It’s full of flavor, only 200 calories, and has only five ingredients. It has all the flavors of bruschetta but with the bread…or the carbs. My kids will eat it too so it must be a winner.

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato dressing, divided
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Place a large sheet of heavy-duty foil over half of grill grate; heat grill to medium heat. Meanwhile, place chicken in resealable plastic bag. Add 1/4 cup dressing and seal bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat chicken with dressing. Refrigerate 10 minutes (I marinate it all day if I remember in time). Remove chicken from bag; discard bag and dressing.
  2. Grill chicken on uncovered side of grill for about 6 minutes. Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/4 dressing, tomatoes, cheese and basil.
  3. Turn the chicken over and place cooked-side up, on foil on the grill. Top with tomato mixture. Close lid. Grill 8 minutes or until chicken is done.
  4. *Sometimes we add a splash of balsalmic vinegar to give it a bit more zip.

Notes

Source:adapted from Kraft Foods

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  1. Absolutely incredible!! :) Thanks for this! I love it!

  2. Just when I was looking for some inspiration on dinner, I found these! Dinner is solved and looking pretty tasty. Thanks for the inspiration, they look fab! Oh and lucky you on the surprise trip to Hawaii!

  3. Just found your blog! Awesome. I made a dish very similar to this last week!

  4. i love it!

  5. I have printed off your chicken recipe to try this coming week, sure looks great, and sounds so nice and easy. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Right on! So excited to have found this dish- been looking for new ways to freshen and lighten up our menu- here it is! Thanks a ton for sharing. :)

  7. Oh Yum! I can’t wait to try this.

  8. This looks awesome! I must try it for dinner sometime soon, looks like something my boyfriend would enjoy too :)

  9. Whew.. looks so delicious.. this is absolutely terrific recipe.

  10. We had this for dinner tonight…yum! We don’t have a grill, so I baked it and it was still awesome!

  11. To bake, what temperature do you use?? And how long?

  12. @Alexandra,
    I’ve never baked it but with most chicken it’s 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

  13. Where has this recipe been hiding?? This is not only healthy but delicious! I love love that it only has the five ingredients because it makes it easier for me. My kids also eat this so this is a win-win recipe for me! Thank you!!

  14. My picky kids will eat anything that has cheese on it, so I gave this a go but used lower-fat cheese and put a bit extra on it and it was a hit….It it easy for me to make :) Seriously, if you have picky eaters, try this one and see if yours likes it as much as mine!

  15. What side would you suggest with this?

  16. @Amy,
    Since this is a healthy dish I would pair it with something healthy like asparagus, broccoli, or a salad.

  17. I found this on Pinterest! I’m so making this this week! I want to lick my computer screen!

    Sherri
    The Kitchen Prescription (Blog)

  18. This was fabulous!! Thanks so much!

  19. I make this with Salmon too. YUMMY!

  20. Wondering if a different dressing would work, has anyone tried?

  21. I used Italian dressing and it turned out great.

  22. This recipe looks delicious! I will definitely make this. I love stumbling upon healthy tasty recipes. Eating well will keep you trim.

  23. I made this recipe last night and it was yummy! I added artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and onions to the mix as well. We loved your recipe so much that I blogged about it on my health and fitness blog. (i directed the original recipe back to you :)

    here is the link :http://pojofitness.blogspot.com/2012/08/bruschetta-chicken.html

    Thanks for sharing such a FANTASTIC recipe! -Liz

  24. This looks really tasty! I think it’d be yummy served over a little bed of pasta, maybe with a parmesan/butter sauce

  25. Just Love it, simple, delicious & more importantly with only 200 calories!!

  26. Made this tonight and loved it!

  27. I made this tonight for dinner and it was so moist and delicious! I let the chicken marinate for 2 hours and then cooked it on medium heat on my George Foreman grill at the setting where the top grill plate is “warming” above the meat and not actually in contact with it. It only needed 6 minutes on each side and it kept it sooo juicy. I couldn’t actually find Kraft brand (it seemed like they had every flavor BUT sun dried tomato) but I did find Vidalia’s version and it was good. I think as long as you marinate the meat for at least an hour, you probably don’t even need to add the dressing on top half-way through.

  28. Tried this and it was simply delicious, quite healthy too, I’d imagine! My only problem was that I’d forgotten to buy fresh tomatoes, and had to use cherry tomatoes instead, which actually turned out to perfectly complement the other components of the dish!

  29. Cooking chicken on the stove is a fairly easy way to cook a nice dinner for family, guests, or for a quiet night alone. You can use lean, skinless breasts for an entree that is low in fat and high in protein. Thanks.

  30. this recipe is incredible! Only 200 calories! I’ll try it tonight :)

  31. I made this tonight and it was amazing! My husband practically inhaled it and my little ones gobbled it up. Definitely going into our rotation.

  32. I don’t have a grill, and couldn’t find the dressing at my store! I blended a handful of sundriedtomatoes with a cup of buttermilk and used that to marinade. Baked the chicken for 8 minutes at 425 then put the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on top and baked another 20. It was delicious!!!

  33. This looks incredible, but my face fell when I saw it called for a Kraft dressing. I loved Kraft dressings when I lived in the US, but now that I live in Israel, American brands are either not found or extremely expensive. Any thoughts for a substitution? I guess I could try to make my own sun dried tomato dressing, but I wouldn’t really know what to put in it. Any ideas?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Madelyn,
      Yeah it doesn’t have to be KRAFT but I’m not sure how to make my own. Sun dried tomatoes, oil, vinegar maybe? Ahh. I’m not sure.

  34. We live in Michigan and can’t grill out for a large part of the year because of the cold. I found a way to adapt it to the oven. I marinate the chicken and then put it in a baking dish sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. During that time, I combine the tomato, basil, cheese, and a half cup of the marinade mixing well. Remove chicken from the oven and spoon the mixture over the chicken. Bake at 350 for another 20 minutes. This version is never dry and I have found the longer I marinate the chicken….the more tender it is. I LOVE all of the other recipes for chicken on this site too!! Thank you for sharing

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  36. I got this same receipe off the Kraft website a couple of years ago. Is good!

  37. one of the first meals I cooked as a married lady was this! booyah!!

  38. Flaybutterfly says:

    If I can’t find the sun-dried tomato dressing, what else can I use?

  39. I made this chicken tonight for dinner. The only changes I made to the recipe was that I grilled the chicken on a grill pan instead of the grill. Unfortunately the chicken came out undercooked in the center and overlooked on the outside. I was very disappointed.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Elaine,
      You may have to adjust the heat and time for a grill pan. Sounds like it may have helped to have lower heat and cook it for longer.

  40. is this possible to do in the oven?

  41. Does it still taste good as leftovers?

  42. I made this last night. It was very good, whole family like it! I couldn’t find the Kraft brand dressing at my store, but Ken’s makes a Sun Dried Tomato Vinigrette. We broiled ours in the oven and it came out great.

  43. This was the best chicken I have ever tasted! Thank you for sharing!