Alfredo and Pesto Chicken Bruschetta Recipe

Alfredo and Pesto Chicken Bruschetta Recipe, this classic Italian Appetizer is made with leftover chicken and bread! Oh yeah...make an entire new meal with adding just a few fresh ingredients..and Bacon!
Hola Amigos! With the weekend approaching I have the perfect appetizer for you or even a light meal with a bowl of soup instead of a sandwich. And the best thing of all is that you can make this with leftovers from a classic Italian dinner like Chicken Alfredo. That's what I did!
Alfredo and Pesto Chicken Bruschetta Recipe, this Italian classic appetizer is made with leftover chicken and bread! oh yeah!..made an entire new meal by adding a few extra ingredients and Bacon!

I had made some Fettuccine Alfredo a few days ago, you can find the recipe here and had some chicken and Italian bread leftover. My husband had to go on a last minute business trip and it was only me and the kids. No point of cooking a big meal, right, then and idea came to mind, how about bruschetta, Alfredo and Pesto, crazy but it might work.

I just added store bought Alfredo sauce, crisp bacon, tomatoes, basil and made a delicious pesto butter with butter and store bought pesto.
Alfredo and Pesto Chicken Bruschetta Recipe, this Italian classic appetizer is made with leftover chicken and bread. Enjoy an entire new meal by adding a few fresh ingredients and Bacon

My semi-home made Alfredo and Pesto Bruschetta was a hit and a  "you have to make these again mom"! AKA Seal of Approval from the kiddos!

I even made a couple Vegetarian! I was thinking on a Vegetarian bloggy friend of mine (you know who you are, lol  don't worry I won't Out You) and thought she could have these anytime!
Just a few sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms sauteed in a little bit of olive oil and white wine, salt and pepper and you are all set!

I love when  last minute fixins' turns this good.

Thank you so much for your visit today! I hope your coming weekend goes as planned and if you are having friends over always consider this recipe to share with them. Keep in mind my friends, everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love!
Alfredo and Pesto Chicken Bruschetta Recipe, this classic Italian Appetizer is made with leftover chicken and bread. Create and entire new delicious dish by just adding a few fresh ingredients and Bacon


Alfredo and Pesto Chicken Bruschetta
1 Loaf Italian Bread
2 TBSP Pesto Sauce
4 TBSP Unsalted Butter
2 Cups Shredded Chicken
4 Slices of Bacon Crisp and Crumbled
1 Jar Alfredo Sauce
1 Large Tomato
Basil Leaves
1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese Shredded
For vegetarian:
8 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms Sliced
Olive Oil
1/2 White Wine 
Heat oven at 400F.
In a heavy sauce pan, mix shredded chicken with Alfredo Sauce heat up until warm. Set aside. Dice your tomato finely and julienne your basil leaves. 
In a microwave safe container, melt the butter. Remove and add 2 tablespoons of your pesto sauce. Spread this mix or "Pesto Butter" over your bread slices, front and back. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove form oven.
Top each slice of bread with the Chicken mixture, chopped tomato, basil, crumble bacon and mozzarella cheese. Drizzle a little bit of "pesto butter" if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!
To make the vegetarian version. 
In a large skillet with olive oil saute the sliced mushrooms, once soft add white wine and let simmer for 5 minutes. Mix with 3/4 Cup Alfredo Sauce. Take your toasted bread, spread the mushroom mix on the bread and top with tomato, basil and cheese, Serve hot and enjoy!

Prep Time 5 minutes     Cooking Time 10 minutes      Serves 6-8

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  1. Hi Lizbeth this bruschetta looks amazing! I never would have thought to include chicken. I would love if you would share this recipe at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party over at Krafty Cards etc. http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/08/krafty-inspiration-thursday-2.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. My mouth is watering!! This looks AMAZING, Lizy! :)

  3. so what is it about your husbands being gone that we think we don't need to make a big meal still for the kids? I'm guilty of it as well, lol.
    This is right up my alley for using leftovers. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

    1. LOL...well now I'm not feeling guilty anymore!...I have one that really doesn't care what's for dinner as long as he is full (for at least 1 hour because later on he is attacking the fridge again, teens!!! ugh) and the other one eats like a bird and keeps saying he is saving some for later..therefore what's the point of a formal dinner, right? But is good to know I'm not alone in my mad thinking, hahahhaa Thanks for stopping by Adelina, always fun to chat with you!

  4. This is a great way to use leftovers. The bruschetta looks wonderful!!

  5. i love treats like this, perfect light meal and full of flavor~

  6. You have a great site with lots of fantastic recipes. I am going to follow you on Pinterest. I have got to spend some time looking at all the wonderful ideas.

  7. Dear Lizy, This looks so delicious...a perfect meal in itself! Blessings, Catherine

  8. This is my kind of recipe!! Pinned! Visiting from Be Inspired and following you!

  9. What!? This looks amazing. I love bruschetta anyways, but now that you added the chicken alfredo element totally love it! Great idea. Pinning!

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  10. What a delicious mixture of ingredients. I'm intrigued by the Pesto Butter. And I have to admit that I'm not a vegetarian but I'd add the Baby Bellas anyway.

  11. Lizbeth, this looks and sounds so delicious! Thank you so much for joining s and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board and also to my own boards. Have a fabulous weekend and please join us next week!

  12. This looks delicious - I can't wait to try it. Pinned!

    Sue (bebeandj.com)

  13. G'day Lizy! GREAT photo and recipe today, true!
    I JUST finished brekkie and am on a bruschetta kick of late and definitely could go for one or two of these right now too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  14. Stunning, beautiful, awesome, & perfect. As usual. :)

    I'm so happy to have such a nice, and talented friend. You totally rock and the bruschetta does too. :)

  15. Don't you love it when your leftovers are just as good as the original meal! Those look fabulous! Thanks for linking up to the Get Inspired Weekend Blog Hop. :)

  16. Lizy,

    I'm so glad you came to my blog and left a comment. This recipe looks fabulous. I look forward to going through your recipes.

  17. Thanks so much for sharing at Krafty Inspiration Thursday!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.

  18. This looks wonderful! So different.

    Lovely to have have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. I could totally eat this right now!!! So glad you linked up to The Weekend re-Treat on The Best Blog Recipes!

    Wanted to stop by and pin while I was here tonight :)


  20. Great appetizer idea! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #24!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  21. Oh, yum! This looks delicious. I have some left over Alfredo that I was wondering what to do with...now I know! I'm visiting from the On Display Monday link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  22. That sounds absolutely wonderful! I love when you can reuse something and make it into a new and equally delicious recipe! Thank you so much for linking up!

  23. I am loving this twist on bruschetta! Thank you for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  24. I love Bruschetta!! Found you over at Two Cup Tuesday. I am co-hosting Tasty Tuesdays this week and would love for you to link up this recipe.
    Lori’s Culinary Creations

  25. Can't wait to make these..they look delicious, and a great way to use leftovers.

  26. I absolutely love trying new bruschetta recipes and this one looks fantastic! Pinning to make soon and thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  27. This looks absolutely delicious. I love it when you can turn a few leftovers into something spectacular.

  28. These look delicious! I have everything right here at home to make them, including a little leftover Alfredo from dinner last night. Definitely going to make them this evening!

  29. Wow, that looks awesome! Pinning this for sure! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  30. Great twist on Bruschetta!! Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey's Whatever Wednesday Party!!

  31. Wow! You've outdone yourself on this one! Looks amazing. I hope you hopped over to share at From the Farm Blog Hop! http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/08/from-farm-blog-hop.html

    Fresh Eggs Daily

  32. Looks absolutely delish! Definitely plan on making these. I am your newest GFC follower and found you via 'Adorned From Above' blog hop. Hope you have a great day!
    Angie G.

  33. This looks so delicious! I am sitting here trying to make through the next hour before lunch and now all I want is some alfredo! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Pinworthy Projects Party.

  34. These look amazing and I can't wait to try them. This would be a perfect lunch for the hubby and I on the weekend. Pinning :)

  35. This seems like the best of both worlds! Looks delicious, I want to make it!


  36. Crazy Yummy- Pinned and am featuring at Family Fun Friday!


  37. What a fun way to eat alfredo! And one of the best uses for leftovers I've seen in awhile. I could make a meal on just this. Thank you for linking!

  38. Omg my mouth watered as I was looking through the photos. Bruschetta is sooo delicious!

    PS: Thanks for joining the bloghop!
    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

  39. two yums ( thumbs) up! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  40. Oh YAY! Something new to try with the embarrassing bounty of tomatoes we've been gifted with this summer. Thanks so much!

    And, hi! I found you through the Mandatory Mooch link party.

  41. Oh Lizbeth
    This recipe makes my heart skip a beat. It looks fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing with us today at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    So glad to have you party with us.
    Angel @ Sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

  42. Hi Lizbeth, I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your wonderful bruschetta tonight at Best of the Weekend! I still can't get over how delicious they look :)

  43. I tweeted this link to my followers! Hope you do not mind! It looks delicilous!
    Tiffany@VintageMblog on twitter!

  44. My girls will LOVE this! Thanks for linking it up in the Bowdabra Crafty Showcase! Check out the new linky! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/08/10/bowdabra-crafty-showcase-with-housewarming-gift-ideas-66/

    Have a super week,
    Susie @Bowdabra

  45. Looks amazing! I think this is something that my family would really enjoy!!
    Cindy @ Crazylou

  46. Looks so good!! Thanks for sharing at the party!!

  47. Ohh, I love Brushetta and this looks seriously amazing. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursdays.