Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chicken Margherita


  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 lb.)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 slices fresh or packaged mozzarella cheese (about 12 oz.)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 jar (2 lb. 13 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Margherita Smooth Pasta Sauce, divided
  • Hot cooked pasta


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spoon olive oil into 17 x 12-inch roasting pan, then arrange chicken in single layer. Season chicken, if desired, with salt and black pepper. Bake 10 minutes.
  2. Pour 1/2 jar (about 3 cups) Pasta Sauce over chicken and continue baking an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Top chicken with cheese, then bake an additional 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Garnish with basil. Serve remaining Pasta Sauce, heated, over hot pasta.
Preparation time: 15 Minute(s)
Cook time: 24 Minute(s)
Servings: 12

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