RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake | cookithealthier.com

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake

Well y’all, it’s been a while since I was able to whip up a new recipe and actually post it for you! Who knew a baby was so distracting! (queue smirks from all you experienced moms…)

That being said, my whole world has changed as far as timing out my life. Between working from home part time and also caring for our sweet little four-month-old now, the time I can dedicate to actually cooking has drastically decreased. Which, can actually be a great thing because it forces you to rethink and reduce the complexity of recipes.

Honestly, most of the feedback I have received in the last two years of developing recipes for you guys has been that there’s just not a lot of time to cook. Translation… “make your recipes simpler and quicker to make, Ash!”  Ok, ok… I hear you and 100% get it now that I also have basically no time to even grocery shop like I used to, let alone prep a meal for 45 minutes before even letting it touch the stove.

In walks my newest recipe that I’ve dug up from my recipe book archives. I used to be OBSESSED with this recipe because it was delicious, so easy to make I could remember it off the top of my head and only requires 4 ingredients. Now, you really can’t beat a recipe like that can you?

Yup. That’s it. Just these 4 ingredients pictures above. Now, before you think to yourself that stuffing isn’t healthy, let me remind you that the rest of the ingredients are lean, low in fat and calories. So just a little whole wheat stuffing won’t kill ya!

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake | cookithealthier.com

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake | cookithealthier.com

Traditional Bruschetta includes grilled bread that has been rubbed with olive oil and seasoned with salt all while being adorned by beautifully fresh tomatoes, herbs and sometimes beans, cheese or cured meat.

For a my more traditional bruschetta recipe, check out my White Bean Bruschetta recipe!

In addition to the very few ingredients in this recipe, there are also just 4 steps in making this dish. Preheating your oven doesn’t count as a step!

The first is to cut your skinless, boneless chicken into cubes and then season with olive oil, Italian seasoning and a little bit of salt. Once it’s mixed together, you’ll layer it into a greased 9’x9′ glass baking dish.

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake | cookithealthier.com

Next, combine the stuffing, tomatoes and water together until everything is moist. Then you will top the layer of chicken with the stuffing mix and smooth until it’s in an even layer.

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake | cookithealthier.com

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake | cookithealthier.com

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake | cookithealthier.com

Ok, not that you’ve got your two layers in your baking dish, then it’s time to sprinkle the top with some mozzarella cheese and pop it into the oven to bake for 30 minutes.

You’ll bake this uncovered on 400 degrees for 30 minutes until the top is bubbly and the chicken on the bottom is nice and white! Once it’s done cooking, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting into pieces! It will help you get square servings out easier if you let it cool just a bit!

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake | cookithealthier.com

Are you ready to make this recipe or what? I can’t wait for you guys to try this one! I know you’ll love it!! Plus, at just 318 calories and 24.6g carbs per serving, you don’t have to feel guilty about this meal! Serve it along with a fresh garden salad and you’ve got yourself a fabulous meal for any night of the week.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
 1 box whole wheat stuffing mix
 1 can diced tomatoes
 ½ cup water
 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 cup light mozzarella cheese

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9X9 glass baking dish.

2

Take your chicken, cut it into small cubes and add it to a mixing bowl. Once all the chicken is cut up, drizzle with the olive oil and season with the salt and Italian seasoning. Mix together until the chicken cubes are all coated with the seasonings. Then you'll layer the cubes on the bottom of your baking dish.

3

Next, in a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the stuffing mix, diced tomatoes and water. Mix together until everything is moist. Then dump the stuffing mix in an even layer over the top of your layer of chicken.

4

Finally, sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese over the top, pop in the oven and bake uncovered for 30 minutes until bubbly and some of the cheese has browned. Then remove from the oven and let it cool before cutting into square serving sizes!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 square

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.3g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 941mg40%
Total Carbohydrate 24.6g9%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 25g50%

Vitamin A 17.2%
Vitamin C 10.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

xoxo Ashley

 

Ingredients

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
 1 box whole wheat stuffing mix
 1 can diced tomatoes
 ½ cup water
 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 cup light mozzarella cheese

Directions

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9X9 glass baking dish.

2

Take your chicken, cut it into small cubes and add it to a mixing bowl. Once all the chicken is cut up, drizzle with the olive oil and season with the salt and Italian seasoning. Mix together until the chicken cubes are all coated with the seasonings. Then you'll layer the cubes on the bottom of your baking dish.

3

Next, in a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the stuffing mix, diced tomatoes and water. Mix together until everything is moist. Then dump the stuffing mix in an even layer over the top of your layer of chicken.

4

Finally, sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese over the top, pop in the oven and bake uncovered for 30 minutes until bubbly and some of the cheese has browned. Then remove from the oven and let it cool before cutting into square serving sizes!

RECIPE | 30-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Bake

 

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