Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta Chicken

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

For the last two years, this Butternut Squash & Apple Bruschetta Recipe has been one of the most popular on the blog. It’s easy to make, so flavorful and also one of my favorite recipes ever!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

A couple of weeks ago I was toying around with the idea of giving some of my favorite recipes on the blog new twists and I came up with the idea of turning this wonderful Butternut Squash & Apple Bruschetta recipe into a grilled bruschetta chicken recipe.

I was so excited by the idea that I ran to the store, grabbed the ingredients and whipped up this dish immediately!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Luckily for me, it lived up to the expectations I had in my mind. It was delicious, flavorful and it’s a great healthy dish that can be served with steamed or roasted veggies, salad, quinoa or zucchini noodles to make it an all around tasty meal, that’s also good for you!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (divided)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (divided)
  • 7 cloves garlic (minced) – (divided)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 6-8 fresh sage leaves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Combine 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, ½ tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp black pepper and 3 cloves minced garlic in a small bowl.

Add this mixture to a large plastic bag with the chicken breasts and place in the refrigerator.

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Toss the butternut squash and apples with the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, 4 cloves minced garlic, ½ tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp black pepper, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and sage.

Place in an even layer on a baking sheet and into the oven for 15 minutes.

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Take the chicken out of the marinade and place on a grill* over medium heat for 10-12 minutes per side. 

*In the winter I use my indoor Optigrill for all of my grilling, and I highly recommend it! You can also use a grill pan, which I also own and use for things like meatballs and burgers in the winter!

Once the chicken is grilled, slice each chicken breast and top with the butternut squash and apple bruschetta, then drizzle with the balsamic glaze.

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

This grilled bruschetta chicken is a fun new way to utilize fall produce like butternut squash and apples in a different way, and it’s something that everyone will love!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

If you love butternut squash as much as I do, you have to check out these 5 scrumptious butternut squash recipes!

  1. Butternut Squash Risotto (Gluten Free!)
  2. Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad (Vegan & Gluten Free!)
  3. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese (Vegetarian!)
  4. Butternut Squash Sausage Strudel
  5. Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce (Vegan & Gluten Free!)

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Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta Chicken

Total Time: 29 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (divided)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (divided)
  • 7 cloves garlic (minced) – (divided)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 6-8 fresh sage leaves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, ½ tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp black pepper and 3 cloves minced garlic in a small bowl.
  3. Add this mixture to a large plastic bag with the chicken breasts and place in the refrigerator.
  4. Toss the butternut squash and apples with the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, 4 cloves minced garlic, ½ tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp black pepper, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and sage.
  5. Place in an even layer on a baking sheet and into the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator.
  7. Take the chicken out of the marinade and place on a grill over medium heat for 10-12 minutes per side.
  8. Once the chicken is grilled, slice each chicken breast and top with the butternut squash and apple bruschetta, then drizzle with the balsamic glaze.
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Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe that's gluten free, dairy free & made in only 29 minutes!

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