This is a super easy yet delicious meal to prepare.
It uses a few simple ingredients and most of the cooking time is in the oven leaving you free to relax while dinner readies itself. It's also very economical.
Baked Bruschetta Chicken
1 - 28 fl oz. can diced tomatoes, drained of juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 tsp crushed garlic
1/4 cup diced onion (I used 2 diced shallots)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar (this is optional and you can sub in wine or sherry)
8 Chicken thighs (skins removed and fat trimmed)
1 Cup grated cheese of choice
Brown the chicken pieces on both sides in a frying pan with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Place browned chicken pieces in a casserole dish in a single layer.
Mix all other ingredients together (except cheese) and toss well. Spread the bruscetta mixture over the chicken and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until chicken tests done. Sprinkle the cheese on the bruscetta and return to the oven for 10 minutes to melt the cheese.
This recipe serves 4 people.
Note* - you can substitute the 8 chicken thighs with 4 - 6 chicken breasts.