Midweek Mealtime - Layered Chicken Bake

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

First of all, I have to apologize for the lack of creativity expressed in this name.  But seriously, there's no other way to describe this dish.  It is literally just a few layers, in a square pan, baked for a total of 40 minutes.

But it's so worth making.  It's company-worthy; it's colorful; and it's healthy to boot!  Oh, and did I mention?  It's really really easy and is made with nice, basic ingredients - a fact that makes the hubby quite happy.

Midweek Mealtime


  • 2.5 pounds chicken tenderloins (or breasts cut into thin strips)
  • 1/2-1 cup fresh basil leaves (keep in mind that fresh = mild flavor)
  • 1 cup part-skim, shredded, mozzarella cheese, divided in half
  • 1 12-oz jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup zesty Italian dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place 1/2 chicken in the bottom of a 9 inch square pan.  
  3. Layer roasted red peppers, basil leaves, and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  4. Top with remaining chicken and Italian dressing.  Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, top dish with tomatoes and remaining cheese.  Return to oven for 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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