Chicken Margherita Recipe

A delicious dinner recipe, that can be prepped ahead of time! Fresh and zesty, this Chicken Margherita recipe is a crowd pleaser!

Baked Margherita Chicken: easy to prepare and makes a delicious dinner idea! Serve with salad or pasta!
Baked Margherita Chicken: easy to prepare and makes a delicious dinner idea! Serve with salad or pasta!

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Yield: serves 6

Chicken Margherita Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Delicious, easy baked chicken recipe! Prep ahead of time for busy weeknight meals.


  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup snipped, fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese


  1. Combine diced tomatoes, diced red onion, basil, balsamic vinegar and salt in a bowl. Place chicken breasts in a 13x9 baking dish. Pour tomato mixture over top.
  2. Cover dish with foil. Bake in a 350 degree oven, covered, for about 40-45 minutes (until chicken is completely cooked).
  3. Remove foil and top with mozzeralla cheese. I used sliced cheese, but shredded would work well too. Place dish back in oven on top rack. Bake 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  4. Serve immediately with a fresh salad or angel hair pasta. ENJOY.


    • You can either refrigerate and bake later (within 12 hours) or bake immediately.
    • Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F with a meat thermometer.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 533mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 52g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on May 6, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. An oven meal is my favorite and so is this chicken margharita now that we’ve tried it! The balsamic vinegar makes the sauce so speciall!  Thank you!

  2. Love this recipe – looks really great and you don’t need a lot of time to prepare it. I’ll try it tonight, thanks for sharing = )

  3. Wow – this looks delicious Aimee! And thanks for linking to our Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe too!

  4. I love this idea! Much healthier than a pizza, but just as delicious. Though I may still want to have some garlic bread with it 🙂

  5. Aimee – What a great way to eat your favorite flavors and save some calories along the way. I love balsamic on chicken. This recipe is something that I am going to make very soon! 

  6. Margherita pizzas are the best! Have you tried the Amy’s brand pizza? They have the best margherita.  I would also love my margherita flavors baked with chicken. This recipe is perfect for dinner!

    1. OMG YES! That’s my favorite one 🙂 Although…it’s not the cheapest…haha

  7. I feel ya on the frozen pizzas. But I also crave super fancy gourmet pizza. I just never want delivery. Ever. Is that weird?

  8. This looks so cheesy and flavorful – LOVE IT! What an easy weeknight meal! 

  9. Frozen pizza – should be so bad – but is just the opposite! Love this chicken recipe, am going to give it a go! Thanks for the inspiration. Sammie x

  10. We have a love affair with those easy breezy pizzas too.  They are just so easy to throw in the oven.  Although I am loving how easy and delicious this chicken is too!  We make something similar but different here in the oven too!

  11. This is a brilliant idea!  I love all things Margherita!  I need to make this soon.

  12. Oh my word, this recipe speaks to me! It says, “make me now”!  It’s like… the perfect weeknight dinner.  Simple ingredients, few steps = delicious home cooked, wonderful tasting meal! I love it, love it, love it.  I know it’s going to be a staple in my house! Great recipe, Aimee!

  13. I absolutely love a simple Margherita Pizza!!  This chicken looks amazing – perfect for a quick weeknight meal or for company!

  14. I’ve been in a dinner rut lately, and this looks like the perfect meal to snap me out of it! Pinned!

  15. I totally love that these can be prepped in advance — what an awesome time-saver for hectic weeknights! Nicely done.

  16. Oh my gosh, you did it – a love affair between chicken and pizza margherita, which I am also obsessed with.  Score!

  17. Ok, I might be REALLY late to the party here, but I just saw your redesign and I LOVE IT OH MY GOSH! SO CUTE!!
    Now, about this chicken. Confession: I also ADORE frozen Margherita pizzas….so this chicken is obviously happening to my face! Pinned!

  18. I love cheap frozen margherita pizza too! It’s so good! Ha! And another confession is that I am also HORRIBLE at getting my act together in time for dinner. The struggle is real. I need more make ahead dishes like this in my life. Looks great, Aimee!

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