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30-Minute Chicken Recipe

I like to help out in the kitchen whenever I can. This one-pan meal is great when entertaining because it can be prepared in a hurry and bakes in no time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, place onion and chicken breast; sprinkle with salt if desired and pepper. Layer mushrooms and zucchini over chicken. Combine the garlic, tomatoes, basil and oregano; pour over vegetables.
  • 2. Cover tightly. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes or until juices run clear. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared without added salt and Parmesan) equals 3 lean meat, 2 vegetables; also, 212 calories, 331 mg sodium, 73 mg cholesterol, 15 gm carbohydrate, 30 gm protein, 4 gm fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.