Tuesday, September 9, 2008

bruschetta chicken bake

A copy of 'what's cooking'...Kraft's fall recipe publication showed up in my mailbox yesterday. I decided to try the dish featured on the front cover before the book was put away and forgotten...and I'm so glad I did! It's quick and simple...and can also be made ahead and refrigerated. 

Bruschetta Chicken Bake
1 19 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg. (120 g) Stove Top stuffing mix for chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp basil leaves
1 cup Tex/Mex shredded cheese

Mix tomatoes, stuffing mix, garlic and basil.
(I used fresh basil...it adds a wonderful flavour.)
Cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces and spread in 13x9-inch pan.
Cover with stuffing mixture and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake 30 minutes at 375F...or until chicken is cooked through.
Enjoy now...or cover and refrigerate to serve later.

Serve with a green salad and enjoy.

*Editor's Note:  Be sure to use a 19 oz / 540 ml can of tomatoes, not the smaller 14 oz...or the bruschetta topping will be dry.


  1. oh .. it looks scrumptious . .how come I didn't have that magazine come in my mail.
    Judy, you have a way of making all food look so inviting. . .you did the magazine credit.

  2. Mmmmmmm... I am hungry. Thank you for sharing:)

  3. Does that ever look good! And I love that it has tex mex cheese in it..

  4. I got that magazine yesterday as well and made it my bedtime reading. There are definitely a few recipes I plan to try out this fall!
    Yours looks great.

  5. I never got that magazine... so thank you for sharing. My family loves stove top dressinga and this sounds like a nice easy casserole.

  6. Hmmm...must have been special delivery to you alone Judy....nope, did not get the magazine either. THAT looks terrific. Lovella is right, you did the magazine credit and your photogaphy is wonderful. Another nice fall recipe for all of us to try.

  7. i got that magazine and now i will have to take a second look! simple and easy suppers are what works for our family....looks great!

  8. I got this magazine yesterday too and am making this for a friend for supper tonight. So glad you tried it out, now I forsure will know that it is good. I am baking fresh french bread and a plum cake too...both from Anneleise's collection of recipes.

  9. Does it taste as good as it looks?

  10. I use these books and they are great. Fast easy suppers and I usually have everything in my cupboards. Best of all you can receive them free! Just go to the Kraft website.

  11. Hi there, I'd like to know how many it serves. I'm thinking of trying it out tonight!

  12. So I just made this last night for dinner, but it was really dry. Was I supposed to prepare the stuffing before adding all the other ingredients? Thanks.

  13. Kristal...sorry to hear your chicken bake was on the dry side! I haven't made it since I posted it...but went back to check the original recipe.


    No, the stuffing is not prepared first. Maybe I will add a little more liquid next time as well. Thanks for the 'heads up'.

  14. I am making this recipe TONIGHT!

    I am drooling when I saw the picture and I have everything that I need to make this yummy recipe!

  15. I made this recipe yesterday for Sunday lunch. It was great. I used a 28oz. size of tomatoes. It was very moist. Our company loved it!

  16. This looks lovely! Do you think I'd be alright using the stuffing mix intended for Turkey? We have a box left over after Thanksgiving and company joining us from Scotland on Wednesday! What do you think.....will it make any difference? Thanks, we love using your recipes and share the site frequently.
    Becky Thompson