Sunday, March 6, 2011
This chicken casserole is simple, creative and sooo delicious! Flavored with basil, topped with tomato infused breading and mozzarella, it tastes a lot like fresh bruschetta. Although it uses pre-packaged Stove Top, it isn't too preservative-laden. I think it was originally a Weight Watchers recipe.
Bruschetta Chicken Bake
14-1/2 oz canned Italian diced tomatoes, including juice
2 garlic cloves, diced
6 oz Stove Top chicken stuffing
1/2 cup water
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (leave breasts whole or cut into bite-sized pieces)
1 tsp dried basil
Salt & pepper to taste
2 cups Kraft Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 400. Place tomatoes with liquid in medium bowl. Add garlic and stuffing mix and 1/2 c water. Stir just until stuffing is moistened. Set aside. Place chicken in 13 x 9 baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, basil and cheese. Top with stuffing mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Note: Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each (for those doing Weight Watchers, this calculates to approximately 6 points per serving). I increased the amount of cheese from 1 cup to 2 cups shredded mozzarella.