Bruschetta Chicken Skillet with Zoodles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Mazola® Corn Oil. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeItMazola #simpleswap #CollectiveBias  Bruschetta Chicken Skillet with zoodles is a light, quick and easy weeknight dinner. Simply brown chicken in a large skillet, add freshly made bruschetta, toss in some zoodles, done and done. A better-for-you dinner in 30 minutes with little cleanup.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet with zoodles | 2 Cookin Mamas Bruschetta Chicken Skillet is a light, quick and easy weeknight dinner.  Simply brown chicken in a large skillet, add freshly made bruschetta, toss in some zoodles, done and done. A healthy dinner in 30 minutes with little cleanup.  #ad #MakeItMazola #simpleswap #chicken #dinner #healthy #zoodles #recipe

Weeknights can get pretty hectic around our house and being able to get a delicious, light meal on the table for dinner can be almost impossible. Enter deliciously fantastic 30-minute meals! Where have you been all my life? This Bruschetta Chicken Skillet puts all my favorite flavors together in a lighter way, using fresh produce, lean protein and Mazola® Corn Oil. Why Mazola Corn Oil? I learned that a clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil so it was a no-brainer to choose Mazola. To learn more about this claim, check out MAZOLA.com.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet with zoodles overhead plated with Mazola

I love making skillet dinners, aka one-pan dinners. The meals are fast, always delicious, and I only have a skillet, a knife and a cutting board to clean up. This Bruschetta Chicken Skillet not only checks off all the boxes for a quick meal but a better-for-you meal as well.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet with bruschetta mix 1

I’ve incorporated Mazola Corn Oil in this recipe because I know it is a heart-healthy choice for my family. It’s a delicious all-purpose cooking oil I use often for baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up marinades or dressings. The neutral taste of the oil allows all the flavors of my fresh ingredients to stand out. Hence more oohs and ahhs at the table. 🙂

Here’s how to make this Bruschetta Chicken Skillet dinner in 6 simple steps.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet ingredients overhead

Step 1 –  Gather all ingredients.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet making bruschetta adding Mazola

Step 2 – Cut tomatoes, chop basil and add all bruschetta ingredients together. Let the mixture marinate while preparing the rest of dinner. To make this bruschetta even better-for-you, I swapped out EVOO and used Mazzola Corn Oil. Corn Oil has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils – four times more than olive oil and one and a half times more than canola oil. Clinical studies indicate that when consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut. To learn more about this claim, see MAZOLA.com.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet browning chicken

Step 3 – Brown chicken in Mazola Corn Oil in skillet. Why use Corn Oil rather than EVOO? Mazola Corn Oil has a smoke point higher than most cooking oils, 450°F to be exact, and performs well in a variety of cooking applications, such as sautéing, like I did with these chicken breasts, stir-frying, grilling and even baking. When an oils’ smoke point is exceeded it can negatively affect a food’s flavor and nutritional value as well. You can use beef as well as pork in this recipe but swapping those meats out for chicken will give you a leaner protein with less saturated fat and lower cholesterol.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet making zoodles

Step 4 – While chicken is cooking, cut zoodles with mandolin or spiralizer. Swapping zoodles for pasta will make the meal lighter with less dense carbs and more vitamins and minerals. Plus you’ll be getting 1-2 servings of your required vegetables for the day. Even kids will like getting their veggies this way!

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet adding buschetta to chicken

Step 5 – Add bruschetta mixture to skillet. Coat the chicken then remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet with bruschetta closeup

Just look at that juicy chicken just smothered in fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil!

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet adding zoodles

Step 6 – Add zoodles. Toss to coat. Cover skillet and simmer for just 2 minutes or enough time to warm zoodles. (‘cause nobody likes mushy zoodles!)

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet plated square

To serve, I like to plate the zoodles on a large platter, top with sliced chicken then garnish with Parmesan cheese. I swapped out a topping of mozzarella, browned under the broiler, for a grating of Parmesan on top of the finished dish. Parmesan is lower in fat and sugar and higher in protein than mozzarella plus a much smaller amount is needed.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet bite

This dinner is totally delicious, super quick and easy, plus I feel so good when serving it to my family. Enjoy!

5 from 4 votes
Bruschetta Chicken Skillet plated square
Bruschetta Chicken Skillet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet with zoodles is a quick, healthy weeknight dinner. Just 1 skillet and 30 minutes & dinner's on the table. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: 30 Minute Dinner, bruschetta, chicken, healthy, one pot meal, recipe, zoodles, zucchini
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 283 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
Bruschetta
  • 2 lbs cherry tomatoes I like to use a red, yellow & orange mix but plum tomatoes can also be used
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil packed firmly & chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh oregano chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Mazola Corn Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Skillet
  • 4 medium chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil
  • 2 zucchini made into zoodles
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
Directions
  1. Mix all bruschetta ingredients in non-reactive bowl and let sit for 15-30 minutes so flavors will meld.

  2. While bruschetta is marinating, season chicken breasts on both sides with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.

  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil.

  4. When the oil starts to shimmer, place chicken breasts carefully in pan and brown 8-10 minutes on one side, turn and brown on second side for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Cover while cooking to help retain moisture.
  5. While chicken is cooking make zoodles with zucchini using a mandolin or spiralizer.

  6. When chicken is done, remove to a plate and add bruschetta mixture to pan, reserving 1/2 cup to serve on the side.
  7. Immediately add zoodles to skillet and toss to coat.
  8. Add chicken back into skillet and simmer, covered, for about 2 minutes, just enough to heat zoodles.
  9. Remove from heat. Place chicken on cutting board and slice on the diagonal.
  10. Place zoodles on serving plate and top with sliced chicken. Drizzle with juices from pan.
  11. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and additional basil if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Bruschetta Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Potassium 790mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 31.1%
Vitamin C 85.3%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 17.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet plated with Mazola Corn Oil | 2 Cookin Mamas Bruschetta Chicken Skillet is a light, quick and easy weeknight dinner.  Simply brown chicken in a large skillet, add freshly made bruschetta, toss in some zoodles, done and done. A healthy dinner in 30 minutes with little cleanup.  #ad #MakeItMazola #simpleswap #chicken #dinner #healthy #zoodles #recipe

 

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Bruschetta Chicken Skillet is a light, quick and easy weeknight dinner.  Simply brown chicken in a large skillet, add freshly made bruschetta, toss in some zoodles, done and done. A healthy dinner in 30 minutes with little cleanup.  #ad #MakeItMazola #simpleswap #chicken #dinner #healthy #zoodles #recipe

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam
    10/04/2018 at 11:21 am

    This is the perfect meal! The whole family would love it AND it’s healthy. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:19 pm

      I like having a lighter, healthier meal for dinner since we eat a little later and this checks all the boxes.

  • Reply
    Jessica Formicola
    10/04/2018 at 11:29 am

    This looks like the perfect weeknight meal! So delicious!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:21 pm

      I like it because it’s quick and easy but also because there’s very little cleanup. It’s my win-win dinner! 🙂

  • Reply
    Beth
    10/04/2018 at 11:57 am

    This looks like the perfect light meal! I love serving with the zoodles! That really cuts down on the carbs too!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:17 pm

      My thoughts exactly! And I still get all the pasta flavor in a lighter way.

  • Reply
    Haley D Williams
    10/04/2018 at 12:00 pm

    I love everything about this dish! I have to make it soon! Bruschetta is my favorite!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks! If you love bruschetta, I know you’ll love it on the chicken and zoodles.

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