Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls

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Fresh, light and healthy, these Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls are perfect for easy meal prep. And great for those on a gluten free or low carb diet. The balsamic marinated grilled chicken is served over zucchini noodles with fresh tomato bruschetta on top, for a seriously flavorful meal!

With over 6 MILLION views on Facebook and 130,000 shares on Pinterest, the people have spoken, these Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls are a hit! And If you love these zoodle bowls, you’re also going to love these popular recipes for Thai Peanut Buddha Bowls and Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls!

Tomato bruschetta on top of sliced grilled chicken breast in bowl with zucchini noodles

Bowls in the food world are the equivalent to Game Of Thrones in the TV world, SO HOT RIGHT NOW! If you google “Bowl Trend In Food” you’ll find dozens of articles about how “Bowls Are The New Plates”. Yes, that’s actually the title of an article from The Wall Street Journal!

This is one food trend that I’m not upset about at all! You can pack a lot of healthy ingredients into a bowl, while also adding a ton of flavor to make it super tasty!

A few weeks ago I hopped on the trend with a delicious recipe for Thai Peanut Pineapple Veggie Rice Bowls. Although technically I was ahead of the trend with my Gluten Free Kung Pao Beef & Noodle Bowl that I introduced in 2013!

Today I’m sharing a new chicken recipe that incorporates one of my favorite cooking methods, grilling, into the trendy new bowl phenomenon! Bruschetta plus chicken, equals a match made in heaven! Combine the two on top of fresh, healthy zucchini noodles and you’ve got one winning bowl recipe!

The olive oil, balsamic vinegar and tomato juice from the bruschetta act as a dressing on the zucchini noodles. And the pieces of tomato add a burst of freshness and flavor to every bite!

If you have time in the morning, toss the chicken in the marinade. (Don’t worry, it will take less than 5 minutes!) In the evening, toss the chicken on the grill and mix up the bruschetta. Spiralize some zucchini and scrumptious grilled chicken zoodle bowls await you!

Zucchini noodles spun around a fork in a bowl with tomato basil bruschetta and grilled chicken

What you’ll need to make these Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls

For the grilled chicken, you’ll need:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Basil
  • Chicken Breasts

For the bruschetta, you’ll need:

  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Basil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional – omit to make this recipe dairy-free and whole30 approved!)

For the zoodles, you’ll need:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Zucchinis

How to make Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls

In a large bowl or plastic ziplock bag, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Add crushed garlic cloves and fresh chopped basil. Add two chicken breasts to the marinade. The chicken breasts should be approximately 1/2 lb each.

Quick Tip: If the chicken breasts are closer to 1 lb each, slice one chicken breast through the middle and add both pieces to the marinade.

Place the marinating chicken in the refrigerator. If using a large bowl to marinate the chicken, cover it with plastic wrap before place it in the refrigerator. Marinate the chicken breasts for at least one hour, or up to 8 hours. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the tomato basil bruschetta.

In a medium bowl, combine diced roma tomatoes, red onion and minced garlic. Add fresh chopped basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, black pepper and grated parmesan cheese. Combine all of the ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve the zoodle bowls.

Quick Tip: If you omit the parmesan cheese from the bruschetta, this recipe is dairy-free, whole30 compliant and paleo.

Once the chicken is finished marinating, add it to an indoor grill, outdoor grill or grill pan. I use this indoor grill almost every time I make grilled chicken. Grill the chicken for 10-12 minutes per side. If you’re using an indoor grill that cooks both sides at the same time, it should only take 10-12 minutes total to grill the chicken.

While the chicken is grilling, prepare the zoodles.  Use a spirlizer to make the zucchini noodles at home. Or look for pre-made zucchini noodles in the produce section of the grocery store.

Add olive oil to a large skillet on the stove over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Remove the zucchini noodles from the skillet and divide between two bowls.

Once the chicken is grilled, slice it up and place on top of the zucchini noodles. Spoon the bruschetta on top of the chicken and zoodles.

Instructional image of how to make bruschetta chicken zoodle bowls

How many calories are in Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls?

Each of these chicken zoodle bowls is 681 calories, including the marinade. Since you will not actually be consuming most of the marinade, there’s a debate as to whether marinade should count for calories.

Some of the marinade is absorbed into the chicken, but much of it is discarded. The marinade counts for 208 calories of the 681 calories per serving. I’ll leave it up to you whether you’d like to calculate some, none or all of the marinade into the calories.

Is Bruschetta Chicken healthy?

This bruschetta chicken recipe is filled with healthy ingredients. It’s only 18 carbs per serving and if you omit the zucchini noodles, it’s only 12 carbs per serving.

Each bowl provides 54 grams of protein, 1633 mg of potassium and 67% of your daily Vitamin C needs.

Overhead shot of bruschetta chicken in bowls with zucchini noodles and fresh basil

Loving the look of this fresh tomato basil bruschetta? I’m a huge fan of adding it to a ton of different recipes! Check out a few of my favorites!

  • Bruschetta Salmon – if you love this bruschetta chicken, then you’re definitely going to love this salmon recipe. It’s the most requested salmon recipe around my house!
  • Bruschetta Baked Brie – if you’re looking to indulge a bit, topping creamy baked brie with fresh bruschetta is seriously scrumptious!
  • Instant Pot Beef with Tomato Basil Bruschetta – looking for a new way to use your Instant Pot? Try this delicious Italian beef recipe topped with fresh tomato basil bruschetta!
  • Bruschetta Shrimp Zoodle Bowls – if you want to switch up the protein but keep the flavors of this zoodle bowl, you’ll love this version of the recipe with shrimp!

Tomato bruschetta on top of grilled chicken in bowl with zucchini noodles

What’s your favorite way to eat the bowl trend? Comment below and let me know!

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Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowl Recipe
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Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Balsamic marinated grilled chicken is served over zucchini noodles with fresh tomato bruschetta in this healthy recipe for bruschetta chicken zoodle bowls!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 681 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts 1/2 lb each
  • 2 large zucchinis spiralized into app. 4 cups zoodles

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

  • 3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

  1. Combine all of the tomato basil bruschetta ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve the bowls.

Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls

  1. Combine 2 tbsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, black pepper, garlic and basil.
  2. Add to a large plastic bag with the chicken and marinate for up to 8 hours, I would recommend at least an hour.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a grill over medium heat for 10-12 minutes per side.
  4. While the chicken is grilling, add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet, then add the zucchini noodles and saute 3-5 minutes.
  5. Divide the zucchini noodles between two bowls.
  6. Once the chicken is grilled, slice it up and place on top of the zoodles.
  7. Spoon the bruschetta over the chicken and zoodles.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Omit the parmesan cheese in the bruschetta to make this recipe dairy-free, whole30 approved and paleo.
  • These zoodle bowls will stay good in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. They're great for meal prepping and can be eaten hot or cold.