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Easy Tomato Baked Chicken

January 14, 2013
Easy Tomato Baked Chicken - 1 lb bone-in chicken thighs, zesty Italian dressing, diced tomatoes, garlic, & Parmesan - served over white rice!

Today's the first round of Iron Chef Mom for 2013! This week's secret ingredient is tomatoes, one of my absolute favorite ingredients to cook with. They're just so versatile, who doesn't love tomatoes?

This meal was real simple, but packed with flavor. As I was preparing the chicken, I realized how little I actually cook chicken in the oven! I've become so used to the Crockpot now, especially with chicken. The slow cooker directions are included at the bottom as well. The tomatoes taste amazing!

Easy Tomato Baked Chicken

1 lb chicken pieces, I used thighs
3/4 cup zesty Italian dressing, divided
2 (14oz) cans diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano, drained
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
white rice (if desired)

Pour 1/4 cup dressing over chicken and place in refrigerator to marinade for at least 30 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade and place in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish (discard used marinade). In a separate bowl, combine both cans of drained tomatoes, 1/2 cup dressing, and garlic powder. Pour tomatoes over chicken. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 425 for about 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Serve chicken alongside rice topped with tomatoes. If using a crockpot, arrange chicken and tomato mixture the same as above and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

Here are some more favorite tomato dishes:

Crockpot Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

Chili Cheese Nachos

Don't forget to stop over and check out all the tomato recipes linked up to Iron Chef Mom this week. If you have a tomato recipe that's a winner, link it up! Good luck!

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17 comments on "Easy Tomato Baked Chicken"
  1. Can't wait to try your Tomato Chicken, Kelly, and ma a new follower, too! Visiting you from Totally Tasty Tuesdays (:

  2. Way too easy! I love that this hardly takes any time at all! Thanks :)

  3. Great! Now I'm hungry!

    Stopping by from the Twitter link party. I wanted to visit your site and I'm glad I did! Following you now!


  4. Yum! Looks great! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

  5. I like easy ,thanks for sharing. i am from the blog hop following u on twitter

  6. I just pinned this and can't wait to try it. I think I will make the crock pot version. This would be great with a side of pasta. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Olá Kelly
    Parece delicioso e fácil de preparar.
    Já estou seguindo o seu Blog.
    Obrigada por compartilhar!

  8. Hi Kelly,
    Your Tomato Baked Chicken looks delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. This looks like a great recipe!! looks amazing. So glad you linked up at Romance on a dime!!

  10. I have all these ingredients in my pantry/freezer right now. This one is definitely going on next week's meal plan, thanks!!

  11. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  12. Original recipe, or cribbed from Kraft? http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-tomato-baked-chicken-107259.aspx

  13. Bob, if you would actually compare the two recipes, there are several differences between the two, major differences. Bullying will not be tolerated on my site. Ever.

  14. I didn't intend for my question to be construed as bullying and I'm a bit confused why you decided to take it as such. I'm also not clear what the major differences are between the two recipes, being a non-chef, which is why I posted in the first place.

  15. I pride myself in citing my sources wherever I find them as I've had my own content stolen without my permission and I know what it feels like. If you'd like to continue the conversation, please feel free to email me. mrskamiller@gmail.com

  16. Can this be made with boneless skinless breasts?

  17. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomMay 8, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    I'm sure you could make it with boneless skinless chicken, you may need to adjust the time though.