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Grilled chicken with tomato and mozzarella, basil, and balsamic glaze on top, on white plate with tomatoes and grilled bread.
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5 from 5 votes

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken is a wonderful comfort food dish that is super easy to make, even on busy weeknights! This meal can be on the table in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 407kcal


  • Grill
  • Meat Thermometer


  • 4 chicken breasts skinless, boneless, trimmed of excess fat
  • 10 tablespoons balsamic vinegar divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Kosher Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 plum tomato large
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 6 leaves fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Prepare the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Slice the tomato, slice the mozzarella, and chop the basil.
  • Grill the chicken, uncovered, for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness. Test the chicken with a meat thermometer for an internal temperature of 165º.
  • Move the chicken to a platter and top each piece with a slice of fresh mozzarella. Using aluminum foil, tent the platter allowing the cheese to melt.
  • While the cheese is melting, place the remaining balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan with the brown sugar.
  • Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat. As soon the vinegar mixture boils, immediately reduce the temperature to medium-low and reduce by half. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • If the sauce becomes too thick to spoon over the chicken, add a little water (2 teaspoons or so) and return to the heat. Stir until the mixture begins to thicken again. It won't take long.
  • To serve the grilled bruschetta chicken, remove the tented foil and top the cheese with a slice of fresh tomato.
  • Sprinkle with fresh basil and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Enjoy while warm, though the leftovers are delicious cold, too!
  • Tip: You should give your grill a light cleaning after every use. Leaving it for later just makes it more difficult! After the grates cool, take a bristle-free grill brush and scrape away any food particles.


My best piece of advice for you in making this recipe is to not overcook the chicken. Especially with chicken breasts, they can so easily overcook making them dry and rubbery. Use that meat thermometer and you'll never overcook!
Though creating the sauce is super easy, to make this recipe even easier, buy balsamic glaze giving you one less thing to make!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 965mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg