Mozzarella Topped Chicken With Roasted Tomato and Basil Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a super easy weeknight meal, very few ingredients, but is quite lovely, I think sometimes simple is great. Makes for an easy meal to make and kind on the wallet but very satisfying. I served mine with pasta, it would also pair well with gnocchi or rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 200c.
  2. Combine tomatoes, garlic and oil in an ovenproof baking dish. Roast uncovered, about 20 Min's or until tomatoes soften. When garlic is cool enough to handle squeeze out flesh.
  3. Cook chicken in a pan, until nicely browned and cooked through.
  4. When chicken is close to being finished, blend or process garlic and all but 12 tomatoes until smooth.
  5. Place in a medium saucepan with basil and cream and cook stirring over a low heat, until heated through. Keep sauce warm on stove.
  6. Top each breast with a slice of mozzarella and place under grill until cheese melts.
  7. To Serve: Place chicken on a plate top with sauce and garnish with tomatoes (3 per plate) and basil leaves if desired. I served mine with tri colour pasta.


Most Helpful

This is such a wonderful and simple chicken dish that tastes very complex. A perfect dish to make for company. I served it along with mashed potatoes and sliced cucumbers. I was looking forward to having a little left over for lunch the next day however; the neighbor boy ended up having dinner with us, so there were no leftovers to enjoy. I will definitely be making this again soon. Made and reviewed for Make My Recipe Tag #14

Chef Buggsy Mate June 30, 2011

Made for Aus/NZ Swap 37. Oh this is good and it is so easy to prep and get together for dinner. Wonderful dish. The basil and tomatoe sends out a fresh sent and aroma to make your mouth water. (one of my favorite herbs). Looked lovely with the mashed taters Recipe #326191 . Excellent.

Chef1MOM-Connie February 10, 2010

DELICIOUS! What a wonderful dinner which is full of flavor! I prepared it exactly as stated in the recipe and it was enjoyed by my family. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Prepared as a participant in the 2008 Aus/NZ Swap #20 Event.

Seasoned Cook September 09, 2008

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