One-Pan Bruschetta Chicken

Article Written by Dixie

Turn a favorite Italian appetizer into an oven-baked meal by adding chicken and ditching the bread to create a dinner that’s bursting with flavor and so simple to make. (If you miss the bread, serve a rustic loaf on the side.)

  • 35min
  • 4 servings
  • 430 cal

  • Ingredients
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
    • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
    • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
    • Balsamic vinegar and fresh basil leaves (optional)
    • Toasted slices of French bread (optional)
  • Directions
    • Prep
      10 min
    • Bake
      25min at 375°F
    Step 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
    Step 2
    In a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan, place chicken breasts. Season chicken with the salt and pepper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Bake 10 minutes.
    Step 3
    Remove from oven and add the cherry tomatoes, cannellini beans, and garlic cloves. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Top chicken breasts with the sliced mozzarella.
    Step 4
    Bake 15 to 18 minutes more or until tomatoes burst and chicken is done (165°F). Using a slotted spoon, divide mixture among four shallow bowls. Drizzle with pan juices as desired.
    Step 5
    Before serving, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with fresh basil leaves, if desired. Serve with toasted slices of French bread, if desired.
Ingredients
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • Balsamic vinegar and fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • Toasted slices of French bread (optional)
Directions
  • Prep
    10 min
  • Bake
    25min at 375°F
  • Step 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Step 2
    In a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan, place chicken breasts. Season chicken with the salt and pepper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Step 3
    Remove from oven and add the cherry tomatoes, cannellini beans, and garlic cloves. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Top chicken breasts with the sliced mozzarella.
  • Step 4
    Bake 15 to 18 minutes more or until tomatoes burst and chicken is done (165°F). Using a slotted spoon, divide mixture among four shallow bowls. Drizzle with pan juices as desired.
  • Step 5
    Before serving, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with fresh basil leaves, if desired. Serve with toasted slices of French bread, if desired.