Cheesy Tomato Basil Chicken Breasts

Cheesy Tomato Basil Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts covered in fresh tomatoes, basil and Provolone cheese make chicken extra special.

20 min. prep time
6 servings
656 Ratings



3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 (6-ounce) can 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


6 (6-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts


3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


Heat oven to 350°F.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 13x9-inch baking pan in oven.

Combine all remaining sauce ingredients in bowl; set aside. Place chicken into baking pan, turning to coat with butter. Spoon sauce mixture over chicken. Bake 30-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Combine bread crumbs, parsley and butter in bowl.

Lay 3 strips cheese over each chicken breast; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture. Continue baking 5-10 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork and bread crumbs are browned.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 420

Fat: 19g

Cholesterol: 140mg

Sodium: 780mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 47g

Recipe #4205©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe for the Mormon missionaries last night. They loved them! As did my husband. So great trying new successful recipes,
Let me tell you firstly that I'm Asian and this kind of fare is always new for me. Secondly, I can't really cook. I pretty much suck at it, often even when I have a recipe to follow (well, mostly because I don't usually have all the ingredients and then I start to improvise and then it all goes down hill from there). But this recipe was a revelation! I got all the ingredients together, fumbled a bit with the oven timing while preparing everything else, but the end result was perfection. The sauce was good enough to eat by itself (I did with plain white rice; it was a bit strange but delicious). The bread crumbs were perfectly golden and crunchy. Flavorful and scrumptious! I took pictures! I will definitely make this again.
I made the cheesy chicken breast and it was very good; quick, flavorful, easy to make and my family also loved it. !!
I gave this a 4 star because it is very easy to prepare and
infused with nice flavors. I do agree with another reviewer
to put together early.
This one is just wonderful! The flavor was so good. My family dislike anything new but this one was a hit. I recommend this one.
Prepare early for the best flavour. I served with garlic & hot chili infused fettucini. Very good. I would definetly make again and serve to company.

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