Yield: serves 6

Chicken Margherita Recipe

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

A super simple dinner recipe, Chicken Margherita can be prepared ahead of time, so it’s ready to pop in the oven. Fresh and zesty with gooey mozzarella melted on top, it’s a crowd-pleaser!


  • 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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