Easy Baked Chicken Italiano

A chicken dish topped with mozzarella cheese.

  • Servings: 4
  • Cook Time: 35 Min
  • Main Ingredient: Chicken


  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Emeril's® Italian Essence
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 4 oz. Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1 2.25 oz. can sliced ripe olives (drained)


Preheat oven to 400F. Spray 12x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In baking dish, mix tomato sauce, Essence and oil. Add chicken; turn to coat both sides with sauce. Cover with foil; bake 25 minutes. Remove cover. Stir sauce and spoon over chicken. Sprinkle chicken with cheese then top with olives. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until chicken is fork-tender and cheese is melted. Serve chicken and sauce over hot cooked pasta, if desired. Makes 4 main-dish servings

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