Chicken breasts with diced tomatoes, cheese, and basil are cooked in tomato sauce, then topped with croutons just before serving for the flavor of bruschetta.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together drained tomatoes, cheese, and basil in a medium bowl; set aside.

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  • Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a 1/2-inch thickness. Top evenly with tomato mixture, pressing onto chicken.

  • Combine tomato sauce and garlic in large skillet; add chicken. Bring sauce to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and measures 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

  • Top with croutons just before serving.

Cook's Tips:

Don't have a meat mallet to pound the chicken? Use the side of a clean, label-free can or a rolling pin instead.

Chicken breast tenders may be used in place of breasts with no pounding needed. Place tomato sauce and garlic in skillet; top with 1 1/2 pound tenders. Spoon diced tomato mixture over tenders. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165 degrees F. Top with croutons.

Nutrition Facts

453 calories; 17.2 g total fat; 86 mg cholesterol; 1143 mg sodium. 32.1 g carbohydrates; 39.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
Flavors were great with this! Tasted like a caprese salad. I threw in a little extra garlic and also halved each breast so they were thin enough to not need pounding. Glad I made extra because we definitely wanted leftovers! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2016
I would give this 3.5 stars if I could. This recipe came together easily and I really like the concept. I liked using tomato sauce along with the diced tomatoes but felt as a while it was a little bland. Next time I make this I am going to sauté some onion along with the garlic and then add in the tomato sauce with some Italian spices; parsley oregano & basil. I served this with some angel hair pasta and garlic bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
Flavors were great with this! Tasted like a caprese salad. I threw in a little extra garlic and also halved each breast so they were thin enough to not need pounding. Glad I made extra because we definitely wanted leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
Flavors were great with this! Tasted like a caprese salad. I threw in a little extra garlic and also halved each breast so they were thin enough to not need pounding. Glad I made extra because we definitely wanted leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2018
Very good recipe! I did season the chicken with salt and pepper before cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2019
This recipe gets 5 stars for the ease and quickness of a complete meal. I also did as other reviewer and halved the chicken breast but still pounded on them lightly to ensure tenderness. I tripled the amount of freshly diced garlic and added dry basil instead of fresh. Also added some garlic and a slight drizzle of salt. i also doubled the recipe and didn t strain the diced tomatoes because I only had 1 can of tomato sauce. Also added finely shredded Asiago cheese along with the Italian blend of cheeses. And topped off the recipe with the shredded Asiago for the final touch. I poured this on top of shell pasta and added a few Croutons. My family devoured it and even hubby complimented. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2016
I would give this 3.5 stars if I could. This recipe came together easily and I really like the concept. I liked using tomato sauce along with the diced tomatoes but felt as a while it was a little bland. Next time I make this I am going to sauté some onion along with the garlic and then add in the tomato sauce with some Italian spices; parsley oregano & basil. I served this with some angel hair pasta and garlic bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2016
What a refreshing surprise. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this so much...and it's so simple to put together. A perfect combination of flavors. Your family will definitely enjoy this. Top with some crushed red pepper flakes for a bit of kick! Read More
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