Mozzarella Basil Chicken w/Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Servings: 4


  1. Place chicken breasts into a gallon zip close plastic bag.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of dressing over chicken.
  3. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and discard bag.
  6. Make a deep slice into one long side of each breast, being careful not to cut through to the opposite side.
  7. Fill each chicken breast pocket with 2 basil leaves, 1 slice of mozzarella cheese, and two grape tomato halves.
  8. Place chicken on one side of rimmed baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray; add tomatoes to the other side of baking sheet.
  9. Sprinkle each breast half with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  11. Cut remaining basil leaves into thin slices and toss with remaining dressing and roasted tomatoes.
  12. SERVE: chicken topped with tomato mixture.


Recipe courtesy of Univ. of Ky. Cooperative Extension Service

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