Bruschetta Chicken Pasta


This healthy chicken pasta recipe is jazzed up with traditional bruschetta toppers, including cherry tomatoes, garlic and basil. Multicolored cherry tomatoes look pretty, but you can use all one color of tomato too. Either way, you've got an easy weeknight dinner that's ready in 25 minutes. We've called for spaghettini (thin spaghetti) in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite shape of pasta.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
7 cups


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghettini

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • 2 pints multicolored cherry tomatoes

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze (see Tip)

  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated on smallest holes of box grater (about 1/4 cup)

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over high heat. Add chicken and Italian seasoning; cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through and browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate. (Do not wipe the pan clean.)

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper; cook, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits, until the tomatoes begin to burst, 4 to 5 minutes. Add wine; increase heat to high and cook, stirring often, until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes, pressing on the tomatoes as needed to crush them. Add the pasta and chicken; toss gently to combine. Divide the pasta mixture among 4 bowls. Drizzle evenly with balsamic glaze; sprinkle with Parmesan and basil.


Tip: Balsamic glaze is balsamic vinegar that's cooked until it's very thick. Look for it with other vinegars in well-stocked supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

499 Calories
17g Fat
52g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 499
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 34g 69%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Vitamin A 1467IU 29%
Vitamin C 22mg 24%
Folate 67mcg 17%
Sodium 791mg 34%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 3mg 19%
Magnesium 117mg 28%
Potassium 830mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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