Bruschetta-Topped Crispy Baked Chicken


A fresh tomato-and-basil topping on panko-crusted chicken cutlets makes an easy meal for family or casual entertaining.

Bruschetta-Topped Crispy Baked Chicken
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 serving


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 pound chicken cutlets, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into eighths

  • cup slivered basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place a wire cooling rack on a large rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Spread flour in a shallow dish or pie pan. Whisk egg and water in another shallow dish. Combine panko and Parmesan in a third dish.

  3. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Dredge both sides of each piece of chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip in the egg mixture, then dredge in the panko mixture. Coat both sides of the cutlets with cooking spray and place on the prepared rack. Bake until cooked through and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add tomatoes and basil and stir to combine. Serve over the chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cutlet & 1/2 cup sauce each
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g 64%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Vitamin A 964IU 19%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Sodium 249mg 11%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 50mg 12%
Potassium 623mg 13%

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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