Garlic Herbed Chicken Casserole

by Sue

This recipe for chicken casserole will knock your socks off! It is so fresh tasting, you would think you were eating at a restaurant. This is one meal where you don't have to tip the waiter, but you can thank the cook for it.

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 1 hr

8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 fresh tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
OR 1 can whole tomatoes, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh basil
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
1/2 cup grated low-fat cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Arrange chicken snugly but not overlapping in shallow baking dish.

Combine tomatoes, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, bay leaves, cumin, oregano, basil, and parsley in a bowl. Mix well and pour over chicken.

Cover. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.

Sprinkle with cheese, cover, and bake for 15 minutes longer or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.
Serve on top of brown rice for a hearty meal.

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