Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chicken Smothered in Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Basil

I was looking though my old posts and I came across this recipe and I knew I had to repost a new picture! That old picture is just horrible and didn't do this dish justice!! It's soooo good and super easy to make!

Here is the new picture! Better, right?!

Chicken smothered in fire roasted tomatoes and basil
This recipe is great simply because it's easy, quick and delicious. It takes about 15 minutes to make so it's perfect for an after work meal. It has strong Italian flavors so it would pair well with zucchini noodles, lemon garlic broccoli, an Italian salad or bacon-asparagus.

old picture

For this recipe, I was inspired by a stuffed chicken recipe with sundried tomatoes, spinach and goat cheese. It was hella delicous, required a lot of prep and nobody has time for that. I needed something quick and I do love Italian so I invented this recipe! It's so simple and it's fast and it tastes good. Who doesn't like that?! 

Welcom to my recipe for chicken breasts not only covered, but smothered in fire roasted tomatoes, goat cheese and basil. Yum!


What You Need:


  • 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (try to get at least antibiotic free due to arsenic levels in regular chicken)
  • 2-3 tsp Italian Seasoning 
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • 2 TBSP Coconut oil or Olive oil
Toppings:
  • 1 can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Organic
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of goat cheese, crumbled (can substitute with mozzarella)
  • 2 TBSP basil, slivered
Preheat the oven to 350F

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and Italian seasonings. 

Place a pan over medium high heat and add the oil. When it's hot, add the chicken breasts, making sure they do not touch. Crowding the chicken will stop it from browning and that makes people sad. 

Cook the chicken on each side for about 4 minutes per side. If they are very thick cuts of chicken, you may want to cook it for 5 minutes per side.

Remove the pan from heat and top the chicken with 3 TBSP of the fire roasted tomatoes, and sprinkle the cheese on top. Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes (until the cheese is slightly browned and oozy). Top with the slivered basil and serve. 

It's yummy and it's easy! I hope you like it! 
Sherri Griffin
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