One Dish 'Chicken' Bruschetta Bake

Quick and Easy. That’s the response I get when I ask people what kind of new recipes they would like to see on Finding Happy in Healthy. Quick and easy I can do, but I can also do tasty and healthy. This ‘Chicken’ Bruschetta Bake is the perfect example of that.

Bruschetta bake in a large baking dish

Not only is it SUPER easy to make, but it also tastes pretty darn delicious if you ask me. You can make it with chicken or without, gluten-free or not, any way you make it, you’re gonna love it.

Go One Step Beyond Quick and Easy

Back in the day, I used to make this recipe for my family and we loved it. It was simple to make and packed a lot of flavor in one dish.

Made with just a few ingredients like chicken, diced tomatoes, and stuffing mix, this dish definitely fits the Quick and Easy request.

But these days, I like to challenge myself by making old recipes new.

close up of Bruschetta Bake in baking dish

So I decided to change this recipe up a bit. I wanted to see if I could make it gluten-free and plant-based, without losing its flavor. You know, taking it one step beyond quick and simple.

And it worked!

It Does Take Like Chicken

Finding a gluten-free, healthier version of store-bought stuffing mix is pretty simple. There are some store-bought versions out there, but making it homemade, as I did for this recipe, is a lot easier.

For this recipe, the tricky part of taking it one step father was how to replace the chicken.

The Perfect Substitute

Usually, my go-to is jack-fruit, but this time I wanted to try something different. Something new.

So, I went with Palm Hearts. I had found a bulk pack of them at BJ’s wholesale one day and figured they would come in handy in one form or another.

shredded palm hearts in a food processor

Handy indeed. Shredded up, the palm hearts made a PERFECT replacement for chicken breast.

They don’t have a strong flavor of any kind and they cooked up perfectly with all the seasonings and took on all the flavors of the dish just as the chicken would.

makings of chicken bruschetta bake in baking dish

Yes, you can still make this dish with chicken breast, but just for fun, try making it with the palm hearts. It really does taste like chicken.

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close up of chicken bruschetta bake


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  1. This sounds like an awesome vegetarian alternative! I love bruschetta so I bet I'd love this too! :]!

  2. This recipe looks so comforting! Definitely the perfect addition to meatless dinner!

  3. Wow this is so creative! I would definitely give it a try

  4. This sounds really delicious. I love all the ingredients you used here. It's s o healthy and perfect for family dinner. Plus, it's easy to make. WIN! Saving this!

  5. Thanks Natalie. It really is quite delicious. And like you said, perfect for family dinner.

  6. THanks Deborah. I hope you get the chance. It's so good.

  7. Yes! Thanks Abbey. It really is a great comfort meal.

  8. Thanks Farrah! I hope you get the chance to try it. It's so good!


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