Baked Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe
Baked Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe is a lightly flavoured chicken dish that is baked with earthy notes of fresh basil that can be served as main course along with some garlic bread.
Baked Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe is a lovely chicken dish, succulent breast pieces of chicken is pan seared and dunked in a light and refreshing homemade tomato basil sauce topped generously with stringy mozzarella cheese and fresh parsley.
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- 2 Chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon Mixed Herbs (Dried)
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese , grated
- 1 teaspoon Mixed Herbs (Dried) , to sprinkle
- 1 sprig Parsley leaves , finely chopped For the tomato basil sauce
- 1 cup Homemade tomato puree
- 1/4 cup Basil leaves , fresh leaves, loosely packed and roughly torn
- 1 tablespoon Mixed Herbs (Dried)
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika powder
- Salt , to taste
How to make Baked Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe
To begin making the Baked Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe, wash and thoroughly clean the chicken breasts.
Cut them into small rectangular pieces and transfer into a bowl.
Into the bowl with the chicken, add mixed herbs, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Mix well.
Heat a skillet on medium-high heat to pan sear the chicken pieces. Place the chicken pieces and cook only for a minute on both sides till it gets a light brown colour. Turn off the flame and transfer the chicken pieces into a baking dish.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.
Heat a saucepan with olive oil, add the garlic and saute till it reaches a deep brown colour and till the aroma wafts in the air.
Next add the torn basil leaves and tomato puree, bring it to a brisk boil.
At this stage add, mixed herbs, tabasco sauce, paprika powder, and salt to taste. Mix well and turn off the flame.
Pour this tomato basil sauce over the chicken pieces in the baking dish.
Make a bed of the grated mozzarella cheese over the chicken dunked in the tomato basil sauce, sprinkle the mixed herbs and parsley leaves.
Cover the pan with foil and bake the Tomato Basil Chicken in the oven for about 15 t0 20 minutes, just enough for the chicken to cook through.
Once done, you can optionally open the foil and gratinate the Baked Tomato Basil Chicken to get the grilled texture on the cheese.
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