Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken – delicious chicken breasts smothered in fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped artichokes, tomatoes, fresh basil, and baked to perfection! Comfort food made with healthy ingredients. I love Mediterranean style recipes this time of the year (Spring – Summer) – as the temperatures get warmer outside, I always crave something that’s light and lean, yet delicious, flavorful, and satisfying. This Mediterranean style chicken fits the bill! Perfect with a glass of wine!
The recipe couldn’t be easier to make. The prep takes only 15 minutes, and then you just bake the chicken for a total of 30 or 40 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Grease the bottom of the baking pan (I used 2.5 quart oval casserole dish) with butter. Season chicken breasts with salt and Italian seasoning on both sides. (Use 4 small chicken breasts or 2 large chicken breasts and half them horizontally to make 4 – that’s what I did). Place chicken breasts into the greased baking dish and bake for 15 minutes at 375 F, uncovered.
In the mean time, combine chopped artichoke hearts, chopped basil, chopped tomato, minced garlic cloves and Parmesan cheese together in a small bowl.
Remove the chicken from the oven (the chicken will not be completely cooked through – you’ll continue baking it later) – you have baked it for 15 minutes:
Place the vegetable mixture on top of chicken in the baking dish:
Top with sliced fresh mozzarella cheese:
Continue baking the chicken for 15-20 more minutes at 375 F, uncovered. Broil in the end, if desired.