Italian Baked Chicken Recipe
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Italian Baked Chicken Recipe

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For a casual get-together, this saucy herbed chicken is a terrific choice. Serve it over angel hair pasta for a delicious dinner that's special enough for company. —Marcello Basco, Deerfield Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 477 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1124mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 46g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper; add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in 2 tablespoons oil on each side. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  2. In the same skillet, saute garlic in remaining oil for 1 minute. Stir in the broth, tomato puree, basil and oregano. Bring to a boil. Pour mixture over chicken.
  3. Cover and bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  4. Remove chicken and set aside. Pour sauce into a small bowl and keep warm. Return chicken to the pan; top with mozzarella and tomato. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Arrange pasta on a large serving platter; top with chicken. Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian Baked Chicken in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2009, p49

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 232318
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"Very good. I did think it was a bit bland as written. It may have been partially my fault as I forgot to salt my pasta water. Will definitely make again but add a bit more seasoning."

mumsay User ID: 7742579 231277
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"easy to make and so delicious. Will definitely make again."

Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 229079
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"easy, tasty and can be made almost any time with such basic ingredients."

ladyslipper9 User ID: 7404641 54433
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"We really liked this dish I only had diced tomatoes, so I cooked the sauce a little longer. It worked well. I will make it again for sure,"

norena70 User ID: 5192480 101409
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"We love Italian chicken recipes and this one will get made again really soon. So tasty!

No need to modify this recipe."

Pittypat5458 User ID: 6685932 206113
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Really good. Definitely a keeper. easy to make."

nigols User ID: 6143871 113166
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"made as stated and it tasted fine made again and added extra garlic and red peppers for our own taste."

ltwall User ID: 7005348 62135
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Really easy, really tasty, the chicking was great!"

jssterns User ID: 6420185 54425
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"I made this just as is and it was great! My whole family really enjoyed it!"

captgeo5 User ID: 6856757 58523
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"A must make , nice and easy to make ,chicken comes out nice and tender ."

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