Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

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Classic Italian comfort food gets a healthy twist with spiralized zucchini noodles! This skillet bruschetta chicken is a fresh and simple meal with a burst of flavor, ready in just 30 minutes.

Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Italian-style bruschetta chicken topped with ripe tomatoes, basil, and melty mozzarella cheese is what’s on the menu for tonight. Sound good? However, I’ve been playing around with how I can take my favorite comfort food meals, and make them easy and healthier for you.

I’ve added spiralized parmesan zucchini noodles so you can chow down without the guilt, but with lots of flavors. This recipe is packed full of delicious ingredients. Fire up those pans and let’s get cooking!

Zucchini Noodles being made from a spiralizer

I am over the moon excited about my new kitchen toy, the Inspiralizer! I’ve been using an affordable handheld version to see if I wanted to take my vegetable noodle game to the next level.

Sure enough, I made a birthday wish, and it magically appeared on my doorstep. Oh, how I love Amazon and my hubby (thanks, babe)! There are so many advantages to investing in this handy tool, as here’s why…

zucchini noodles cooking in a pan

Benefits of Using a Spiralizer

  • Nutrition: The most important feature is that you can take any fruit or vegetable that doesn’t have a pit and enjoy them in a new and different way to increase the health benefits of each meal.
  • Ease: Once you figure out the basic setup of the equipment, you can create vegetable noodles for savory dishes in literally seconds. Just crank the lever a few spins, and you get gorgeous curly noodles. The cutter creates these voluminous ribbons of thin noodles that cook in an instant.
  • Versatility: Most units have different sizes and shapes of spiralized noodles you can create depending on your dish. I like the spaghetti shape for Italian cooking, but there is also a flat shape to create thicker fettuccine style noodles. Use your noodles to make salads, pasta, and desserts. The recipes are endless!

close up photo of diced tomatoes in a clear bowl with seasoning

What is bruschetta and why it so addicting? It starts with ripe, sweet Roma tomatoes, chopped into bite-sized morsels. This allows all of the flavors from the mixture of minced garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and earthy basil to infuse in each bite.

I use the bruschetta as topping to the sautéed chicken breasts. The contrast of the hot chicken with the fresh tomatoes is incredible. It’s so yummy that I couldn’t help but transform it into a chicken bruschetta sandwich as well!

Top down view of bruschetta chicken with zucchini noodles in a white bowl

Italian food is like a breath of fresh air. You can take wholesome ingredients and create a rustic meal that’s aromatic and inviting. This recipe has less than ten components, with only one cooking technique (saute). The combination of savory, earthy and sweet notes adds a flavor punch!

Who’s ready to dig in? Each serving showcases classic Italian flavors that you crave, without all of the extra carbs.

close up of diced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on top of chicken

Just because life can feel like being on a super-fast speedway, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy homemade meal. If you’ve got 30 minutes, then you can rock this dish. This skillet bruschetta chicken meal gives you just the right combination of lean protein, fruit, vegetables, and fiber.

Have you tried zoodles or other spiralized vegetables to give your dishes a healthy boost? I’d love to hear about your culinary creations!

What Fruits and Vegetables can be Spiralized?

There are some basic requirements for a good spiralizer candidate. A vegetable or fruit that is not hollow, or has a seed/pit, or a strong core. The diameter should be about 1.5-inch and 2-inches long. Go for ingredients that have a firm and robust flesh. Some things you can spiralize include carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini, butternut squash, jicama, turnip, potatoes, apples, sweet potatoes, beets, plantains, rutabagas, and parsnips. Eat them raw, bake, boil, saute or even fry!

Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Skillet bruschetta chicken with spiralized parmesan zucchini noodles is a healthier version of classic Italian comfort food. Fresh and simple with a burst of flavor!
4.77 from 43 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients  

  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and cut into ¼-inch dice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 4 leaves basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 8 cups zucchini, cut into noodles, about 4 large
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon minced parsley
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into ¼-inch thick pieces

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl combine diced tomatoes, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon olive oil, sliced basil, salt, and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Cut each zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer or into ⅛-inch thick long strips.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add 1 teaspoon garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the zucchini noodles and saute for 5 minutes, until just tender.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon parsley and toss to combine.
  • Taste the noodles and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Turn off the heat and set aside, keeping warm until ready to serve.
  • Slice each chicken breast in half to create two thinner pieces. Season each side lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, add the chicken to the pan and cook for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook the other side for 3 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  • Reduce heat to low, top each piece with a slice of mozzarella and cover for 1 minute to allow the cheese to melt.
  • To serve, divide the noodles evenly among 4 bowls. Add chicken and top with bruschetta.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4 servings
Calories 282kcal (14%)Carbohydrates 10g (3%)Protein 29g (58%)Fat 15g (23%)Saturated Fat 5g (25%)Polyunsaturated Fat 1gMonounsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 92mg (31%)Sodium 344mg (14%)Potassium 672mg (19%)Fiber 3g (12%)Sugar 5g (6%)Vitamin A 1000IU (20%)Vitamin C 58.6mg (71%)Calcium 220mg (22%)Iron 0.9mg (5%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. All nutritional information is based on estimated third-party calculations. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.

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I'm a culinary school graduate, cookbook author, and a mom who loves croissants! My passion is creating recipes and sharing the science behind cooking to help you gain confidence in the kitchen.

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  1. Patricia Donnellan says

    Wow! Wow! Wow! This recipe is absolutely fantastic! Easy to make and so very delicious. I made the chicken bruschetta for my husband and vegetarian version with mushrooms for me. So good!!! Thank you!!!

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Yay Patricia! I’m so happy that your family enjoyed the chicken dish 🙂 love the mushroom substitution idea!!!

    • Jessica Gavin says

      It’s totally a game changer Ty! I LOVE my inspiralizer. Let me know if you ever have any questions. One you figure out how to use it the first time, it’s a breeze!

  2. Keisha Sibert - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams says

    I made the noodles, not the chicken and I think I overcooked my noodles just a bit. I read somewhere to add salt and let them soak on a paper towel…..I think it made the water come out too much. My noodles weren’t horrible, but next time, I’ll just warm them in the pan for a few minutes….but I did love it with the bruschetta – such a delicious and light meal!

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Thank you for your feedback Keisha! Yes actually salt does draw out moisture, but you would have to really dry it super well so it’s not soggy when you cook it. I prefer only to lightly salt at the very end of cooking, so that the zoodles stay intact.

  3. S. Jennings says

    Where’s the bread? You do understand, that “bruschetta” (pronounced brus-ketta) is thick slices of bread rubbed with garlic and grilled, right? It can be eaten as is or toppings can be put on top. Other than that this chicken with tomatoes and zoodles looks quite yummy.

  4. Julie says

    I just finished eating a plate of this and it was absolutely delicious! I really enjoyed the simplicity and the freshness of all the ingredients. Thank you!

  5. Janie Russ says

    Absolutely love my Spiralizer! Needed a basic recipe and this is fabulous! Thanks so much, I shared on FB so my friends can enjoy also!

  6. LuAnne says

    Really good. Even hubby who hates zucchini loved it. I will make this often. Followed recipe with only minor changes, due to what I had on hand, fire roasted canned tomatoes in place of fresh tomatoes. Italian seasoning in place of parsley and omitted the mozzarella altogether.

    • Jessica Gavin says

      I think sausage would be a nice switch up to chicken for this recipe. Are you forming them into patties or just browning them into smaller chunks?