Hunt's Bruschetta Chicken Skillet


Chicken breasts with diced tomatoes, cheese, and basil are cooked in tomato sauce, then topped with croutons just before serving for the flavor of bruschetta.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
5 servings


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained

  • ¾ cup shredded Italian cheese blend or mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 5 (5 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 (8 ounce) can Hunt's® Tomato Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

  • 2 cups small garlic- or Italian-flavored croutons, crushed slightly


  1. Stir together drained tomatoes, cheese, and basil in a medium bowl; set aside.

  2. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a 1/2-inch thickness. Top evenly with tomato mixture, pressing onto chicken.

  3. Combine tomato sauce and garlic in large skillet; add chicken. Bring sauce to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and measures 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

  4. Top with croutons just before serving.


Don't have a meat mallet to pound the chicken? Use the side of a clean, label-free can or a rolling pin instead.

Chicken breast tenders may be used in place of breasts with no pounding needed. Place tomato sauce and garlic in skillet; top with 1 1/2 pound tenders. Spoon diced tomato mixture over tenders. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165 degrees F. Top with croutons.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
17g Fat
32g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 1143mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 383mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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