Italian baked chicken makes a quick, easy, nutritious and delicious one pan meal.
Craving a delicious Italian meal, but looking for healthier options focused on protein rather than carbs? This chicken recipe will hit the spot.
Chicken is rich in selenium, an antioxidant-rich nutrient. Plus, the tasty and colorful cherry tomatoes in this recipe also contain lycopene, another powerful antioxidant. Both of these key nutrients have been linked to decreased risk of cancer and heart disease.
Scrumptious herbs add enormous flavor plus health benefits. Oregano leaves, garlic and basil all have antioxidants for immune system support, are antifungal and antibacterial, and contain anti-inflammatory properties.
And don’t underestimate garlic, which boosts the production of hydrogen sulfide. It is the hydrogen sulfide production that researchers believe to be the reason garlic is so effective at preventing a wide variety of cancers including prostate, breast, and colon cancer.
Enjoy this hearty cancer-fighting recipe with friends and family!
Dairy Free, Gluten Free
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
8 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 chicken breasts
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 cup black olives
Basil leaves, torn
Parmesan, to garnish (optional)
- 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Toss cherry tomatoes, oregano leaves, and garlic cloves with olive oil in a baking pan and roast in oven for 35 minutes.
3. Remove pan from oven, place chicken breasts on top of tomatoes, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Add olives and roast for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through.
5. Plate chicken breasts with the cherry tomato sauce, fresh basil leaves, and a hint of grated parmesan, if desired.