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Cheesy Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 495kcal
Italian inspired Bruschetta Chicken with a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with fresh and zingy tomatoes. This chicken dish is super comforting and perfect served with your favorite pasta or rice!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 8 fresh basil leaves stacked, rolled and minced
  • 1/2 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts thawed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water, whisked
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can diced tomatoes or 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes drained

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • In a small bowl, mix together parmesan and basil
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, greek yogurt, and garlic.
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Dip chicken in egg/water mixture and then press into parmesan mixture to coat.
  • Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray and lay chicken in pan.
  • Pour greek yogurt mixture over chicken.
  • Pour drained can of tomatoes over chicken.
  • Cover loosely with foil and cook for 30 minutes on 350 degrees.
  • Remove foil and cook another 20 minutes.
  • Place one slice of cheese over each breast and cook for 5 more minutes (or broil until melty).
  • Serve with pasta or rice. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • You can use any good melting cheese instead of mozzarella
  • Don't use dried basil instead of fresh as it doesn't have a fresh and fragrant flavor
  • You can prep this dish in advance then pop it in the fridge a few hours to 1 day in advance before cooking
  • You can store leftovers in the fridge for 1-2 days then heat it up in the oven when you're ready to eat
  • Try topping with balsamic glaze for extra sweetness.
  • Pesto is also a great addition to change things up!

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 516mg | Iron: 2mg