Recipe: Italian Chicken Bruschetta Pasta

I often experiment in the kitchen.  When you are cooking for food allergies, it is a requirement of the job.  Sometimes I make up totally new recipes, but often what I do is recreate recipes that sound good.  You should see the pile of recipes I have printed out waiting for me to “recreate”.

Today’s recipe recreation should not disappoint.  It has a very nice combination of flavors brought out by the warm chicken/pasta and cold bruschetta.  In fact, my kids didn’t even utter a single complaint.  With many summer gardens still producing succulent vegetables, this recipe is just in time for a good end of the summer use of those tomatoes and cucumbers.

Allergy & Gluten-Friendly*

Italian Chicken Bruschetta Pasta


  • 3-4 chicken breast-boneless, skinless
  • 3/4 cups Italian salad dressing
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cups cucumber, peeled & diced
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 8 basil leaves (fresh), chopped
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 12 ounces pasta


Cut chicken breast into strips. Place in baking dish. Pour on Italian dressing of choice. Cover with foil. Bake in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until done.
In a bowl, prepare & combine ingredients Roma tomatoes thru salt & pepper. Place in refrigerator to marinate while chicken cooks.
Prepare pasta of choice (traditional, whole wheat, gluten-free) according to package directions.
When chicken is cooked, dice chicken in baking dish, allowing chicken to soak up more of the marinade.
When pasta has cooked, dish desired amount onto plate. Top pasta with chicken, including marinade. Top with bruschetta, spooning vinegar on top.
Garnish with grated parmesian cheese, if allowed.

*When using allowed Italian salad dressing and pasta.

Recipe shared at Allergy Friendly Friday, Homestead Barn Hop, Tasty TuesdayReal Food Wednesday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays and Monday Mania.


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8 Responses to Recipe: Italian Chicken Bruschetta Pasta

  1. Looks delicious! A little bruschetta makes everything better 🙂

  2. Vicki says:

    That does look yummy!

    • Cook says:

      It is yummy! I’m thinking about making it again this week with some of the last of our garden produce. I loved how the warmth from the cooked chicken & pasta mixed well with the cool from the refrigerated bruschetta. The flavors all went together so beautifully!

      I’d love your feedback if you try the dish!

  3. Melinda says:

    Basil, tomato and pasta – a brilliant combination! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Cook says:

      Ha! So not a traditional Italian dish, huh? I hope you like it. Feel free to come back and give me some feedback.

      Thanks for stopping in!

  4. I am pinning this, it looks amazing! Two of my favorite things put together, yum! Stop over for a visit sometime!

    • Cook says:

      Thanks, Cara. I hope you like it as much as we did!

      I will check out your site. Thanks for stopping here. Hope to “see” you again.

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