Oven-Fried Parmesan Bruschetta Chicken

This is a classic chicken recipe inspired by bruschetta. Using chicken breasts or cutlets, a mixture of mayonnaise and parmesan is smeared over top and dusted with seasoned bread crumbs. It bakes up crispy and crusty on the outside and traps all the juices inside making for a tender piece of chicken.

The bruschetta topping of tomatoes, basil and onion (green or red) gives it a light, healthy touch. The bruschetta is versatile making it easy to change up the flavors. For a change of pace mix in some crumbled feta or goat cheese, chopped olives, additional vegetables or even fruit like mango or avocado.

Bruschetta Chicken

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

 Bruschetta Chicken

The fresh flavors of Bruschetta top perfectly moist, crunchy baked chicken.


1/2 cup mayonnaise (regular, light or olive oil)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
4 teaspoons Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in medium bowl.
  5. To serve, evenly top chicken with bruschetta mixture.


Adapted from Hellmann's

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      • Judy says

        I live in Israel where we cannot get half of what you have. Either it’s not kosher, or it’s not imported or it’s not exported. I don’t really care about the kosher bit. I want to make parmesan chicken breast – oh I’ll be damned. Right before Yom Kippur too. Even the parmesan isn’t real as the real one is so not kosher. I can only get the real if a child goes abroad. Sigh. And if it’s my son who buys it I give it to my daughter. Too much information?

      • Judy says

        I mean I will be damned. Oh well. Another sin to add to the multitude. Joking.

      • Reeni says

        Not at all Judy! I was curious about where you lived! Ah parmesan – one of the best things in life! Hope you get your hands on some good stuff so you have a chance to make this.

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