Cheesy Tomato Basil Chicken Breast
Prep Time: 20 min
Baking Time: 50 min
- Sauce Ingredients:
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1 can (6-ounce) tomato
- 2 medium (2 cups)
tomatoes, cubed 1-inch
- 1 Tablespoon dried
- 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,
- 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.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl add onion, tomato
paste, tomatoes, dried basil leaves, fresh garlic, salt, and
pepper. Stir together and set aside.
Place chicken in baking pan, turning to coat
with butter. Spoon sauce mixture over chicken.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or
until chicken is no longer pink.
Meanwhile, in small bowl stir together crumbs,
parsley and butter.
Sprinkle chicken with cheese and sprinkle with
Continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes
or until chicken is no longer pink and bread crumbs are browned.
Topping: In small bowl melt 2
tablespoons butter on HIGH for 40 to 50 seconds.
Stir in bread crumbs.
Microwave on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds, until crumbs are
toasted for 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in parsley and set aside.
In 9-inch square baking dish
melt 3 tablespoons butter on HIGH for 40 to 50 seconds.
Arrange chicken pieces in
dish, turning to coat with butter. In medium bowl stir together
all remaining sauce ingredients. Spread over chicken.
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
Sprinkle chicken with cheese.
Cover; microwave on HIGH for 1 minute until
cheese is melted. Sprinkle toasted bread crumbs over cheese.
Microwave on HIGH for
1 minute to heat crumbs.
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