Bruschetta Grilled Chicken

Typically a classic appetizer, this Italian dish adds delicious, yet simple, ingredients to make a healthy grilled chicken entree.


  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon, divided
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped basil
  • 4 slices mozzarella
  • Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving


  1. Combine olive oil, half of the lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and Italian seasoning in a bowl. Seal in a large Ziplock bag with chicken and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat grill to medium-high and add chicken. (Alternatively, use a cast iron skillet on the stovetop.) Toss leftover marinade. Grill chicken until cooked and charred, about 5-7 minutes each side.
  3. While chicken in cooking, mix together tomatoes, garlic, basil, and remaining lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. While chicken in on the grill, add 1 slice of mozzarella to tops of each chicken breast until melted, about 2-3 minutes. Add tomato mixture next.
  4. Top each chicken breast with Parmesan and serve.

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