I’ve got a great chicken dish for you today!! The flavors are wonderful, its pretty simple to make and is always a huge hit! I made this for the boys birthday party on Saturday, a favorite of mine to make for a crowd because the “sauce” basically makes itself. The chicken is lightly floured and browned on each side, tossed with fresh diced plum tomatoes, basil, garlic and a touch of olive oil. The dish is then cooked in the oven to cook the chicken through and allow the tomatoes to cook down and make the wonderful sauce. This is fantastic served over pasta, with a side salad or roasted potatoes. You can alter this a bit for an even more summery dish… grill the chicken until cooked through, toss with the bruschetta mixture and serve without cooking any further.
First, here are some pics from the boys party. We had a great time, everything went smoothly and we are so thankful to have such an awesome family and group of friends!
And now for the recipe!!!
4 chicken breasts, pounded and cut into two pieces each
8 plum tomatoes, small dice
5-6 cloves garlic, chopped
a few handfuls of basil, rough chop
1-2 cups flour for dusting
Oven at 375 degrees.
Season the flour with some seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, rosemary, thyme (or Italian Seasoning). Coat the chicken lightly in the flour.
In a large saute pan, over medium high heat, add just enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Brown the chicken on each side then place into an oven proof baking dish. You may need to add a little extra oil between batches.
In a bowl mix together the tomatoes, basil and garlic. Pour over the chicken and drizzle with a little olive oil. Cover with foil and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes. Remove the foil and cook another 5-8 minutes.
*this is my original recipe*