Tomato-Topped Chicken Recipe
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Tomato-Topped Chicken Recipe

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Tomato slices and basil give garden-fresh flavor to this moist, tender chicken from Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington. "I keep a resealable bag of individually frozen chicken breasts in my freezer, so it's easy to take out just two for this recipe," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing, divided
  • 4 slices tomato, 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 teaspoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 173 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Place chicken in a shallow bowl; pour 1/4 cup dressing over chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Transfer chicken to a shallow baking dish; discard marinade. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Cover and bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Top each chicken breast with tomato slices, crumbs, basil and cheese. Cover and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reaches 170°, Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Topped Chicken in Quick Cooking March/April 1999 , p16

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mewolcott412 User ID: 875327 52544
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"The only other thing I'd add is to make sure the chicken breasts are close to the same size. It was very tasty!"

lmstreet User ID: 7291368 28481
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"It was juicy and delicious!"

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 25286
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"looks fancy but super easy!"

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