You guys. Seriously. This here sun-dried tomato and basil baked chicken may have saved chicken for me. I have fallen back in love with chicken and it makes me happy! If you didn’t already know, chicken was one of those foods that became completely inedible for me during all four of my pregnancies, and the aversion has carried over to my daily, non-pregnant, life, limiting my meat choices to basically beef, beef, and more beef. I love beef. But now I am back to loving chicken too!
So what’s the secret then? What brought me back to the dark side of enjoying a juicy, flavorful piece of chicken delightfulness? I’ll tell you! It’s because of Mezzetta Everything Spread! I used the Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Everything Spread and it made my chicken so deliciously tasty that I almost indulged in a second helping of dinner. So yum. So very yum. And in all seriousness, I bought three more jars and have plans to make beefy gnocchi dish with it too. Yay Everything Spread!
This dish is so easy to make you guys. All you need to do is brown the chicken real quick, add a tiny bit of chicken stock to the pan, then slather the chicken with the Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Everything Spread and pop it in the oven to finish cooking! I topped the chicken with some fresh ribbons of basil, some feta cheese, and a healthy drizzle of balsamic reduction to finish it off. Have I said it’s amazing yet? Cause it is.
Mezzetta has four flavors of their magnificent Everything Spread: Garlic & Parmesan, Hot Chili Pepper, Olive, Garlic & Parmesan, and of course, Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil. You really need to try them, like now. So go to the store. Now. Then come back and make this sun-dried tomato and basil baked chicken recipe, cause I’m telling you…amazing.
- 3 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, trimmed of fat
- 2 Tbsp Canola Oil
- 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
- 1 Tbsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- ½ C Chicken Broth
- ½ C Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Everything Spread
- ⅓ C Fresh Basil chopped
- ½ C Feta for garnish
- 2 Tbsp Balsamic Reduction for drizzling
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the salt, pepper, and garlic powder together, then sprinkle liberally over the chicken breasts and pat down.
- Heat the canola oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Once hot, add the chicken breast and cook until browned, around 3 minutes. Flip the chicken oven and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Reduce the heat, add the chicken broth to the pan, then slather the tops of the chicken with a thick layer of the Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Everything Spread. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
- Remove the pan from the oven, uncover, and allow to sit for a couple minutes. Top with the fresh basil, feta, and balsamic reduction, then serve immediately.
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Hello! I saw this recipe on foodgawker and had to save it for later – looked so delicious! Unfortunately, in Australia, we don’t have Mezzetta products so I put this recipe aside for awhile. I then realised I could probably substitute the “everything spread” with sun-dried tomato and basil pesto! I tried this out tonight and served the chicken breasts on a bed of spaghetti that had a light coating of the pesto, with a side of garlic bread. It was so delicious!! Even my husband, who is pickier than the pickiest child, loved it! And it was so quick and easy, will definitely be making this again! Thank you for a fantastic recipe! 🙂 🙂
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
Your photos have my mouth watering! Yum!
Bonnie Lyn Smith says
Can’t wait to try this! Pinned! Thank you! Blessings from “Espressos of Faith” via Saturday Soiree!
Lou Lou Girls says
Hello beautiful! I’m stopping by to let you know that Kimberly chose your Sun dried baked chicken as her favorite from our last party and we will be featuring it at Monday’s party. Happy dance time! Thanks for partying with us. Lou Lou Girls
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
I had that problem with chicken during my pregnancies too…it’s been a long time and I can eat it now, but it was funny none of my other pregnant friends at the time had the same problem. I always liked chicken so I was so glad that it didn’t stick with me! This looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY…pinning it right now!
Hi there! Viisting from the Pin Me Link party. This looks so delicious! Pinned!
Gorgeous food! That looks like something I’ll have to try! Thanks for joining the Home Matters Linky Party! We hope you’ll join us again next week!
Adelina Priddis says
Oh my yum!!! I would love to try the sun dried tomato or garlic! So wishing I had some for my chicken tonight. Thanks for sharing on Weekend bites
Looks amazing. I’ve gotta try it. I’m gonna make this tomorrow .
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog says
I had a HUGE aversion to chicken during my first pregnancy. I couldn’t even look at it. Good thing my MIL served chicken at my baby shower, right?! Anyways, this chicken looks amazing!
Garlic! Love it. I’d like to try the Savory Garlic variety the most.
We love spicy food in our house, so the red hot chili pepper variety is the one I am most interested in.
Yum! This looks delicious 🙂 I love Mezzetta products so I’ll have to try these next time we go to the store,
I would like to try the savory garlic.
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Ooh, the sauce on that chicken looks absolutely delicious! Need to make that for dinner soon!
Amanda @ The Kitcheneer says
The struggle with boring chicken is real! I struggle with it all the time! This dish looks great and I know I will make it soon to put a twist on one of our chicken dinners coming up!
heather @french press says
we eat a lot of chicken, so it can get a bit boring, but this looks SO amazing!! LOVE sun dried tomatoes
Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah says
Good to know I’m not the only one who’s been struggling with chicken! I keep making it but somewhere along the line it’s lost it’s flair. This recipe has given me renewed hope, though – looking forward to trying it!
Dear Karly, what a stunning dish. There is nothing better than sun dried tomato and basil. This looks marvelous. Pinning for later. xo, Catherine
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist says
This dish is stunning, and I know I’d enjoy it very much.
I would like to try the sun dried tomato and basil one