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Cheesy Tomato Basil Chicken Breast

Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 min
Baking Time: 50 min


  • Sauce Ingredients:
    •    3  Tablespoons butter
    • 1/3  cup chopped onion
    •    1  can (6-ounce) tomato paste
    •    2  medium (2 cups) tomatoes, cubed 1-inch
    •    1  Tablespoon dried basil leaves
    •    2  teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
    • 1/2  teaspoon salt
    • 1/4  teaspoon pepper
  • Chicken Ingredients:
    •    6  (6 ounces each) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Topping Ingredients:
    • 3/4  cup fresh bread crumbs
    • 1/4  cup chopped fresh parsley
    •    2  Tablespoons butter, melted
    •    6  ounces (1 1/2 cups) Mozzarella Cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.  In a 13x9-inch baking pan melt 3 tablespoons butter in oven for 4 to 6 minutes.

  1. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl add onion, tomato paste, tomatoes, dried basil leaves, fresh garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir together and set aside.

  2. Place chicken in baking pan, turning to coat with butter. Spoon sauce mixture over chicken.

  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

  4. Meanwhile, in small bowl stir together crumbs, parsley and butter.

  5. Sprinkle chicken with cheese and sprinkle with topping mixture.

  6. Continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and bread crumbs are browned.


  1. Topping: In small bowl melt 2 tablespoons butter on HIGH for 40 to 50 seconds.

  2. Stir in bread crumbs. Microwave on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds, until crumbs are toasted for 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Stir in parsley and set aside.

  4. In 9-inch square baking dish melt 3 tablespoons butter on HIGH for 40 to 50 seconds.

  5. Arrange chicken pieces in dish, turning to coat with butter. In medium bowl stir together all remaining sauce ingredients. Spread over chicken.

  6. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on HIGH for 16 to 20 minutes, turning dish 1/4 turn twice during last half of time, until chicken is no longer pink.

  7. Sprinkle chicken with cheese. Cover; microwave on HIGH for 1 minute until cheese is melted. Sprinkle toasted bread crumbs over cheese.

  8. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute to heat crumbs.

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