I just picked up this cookbook : Dinner a Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach. I couldn’t stop reading it. I love this cookbook! I enjoyed discovering her story and her recipes. She has a lot of good ideas for Dinner, even if you do not have enough time to cook!
Her Baked Chicken in Creamy Tomato Sauce is so good. I couldn’t believe it that I needed 3 tablespoons of mascarapone to make this wonderful recipe. I now understand what is the Creamy Tomato sauce. I have never cooked with mascarpone, it was my first time. I just used mascarpone to make Tiramisu, this Italian cake that I have always prepared with my daughter.
This recipe is amazing to cook. All you need is 30 minutes to prepare it, then just pop it in the oven for 20 minutes. It’s ready to eat! My whole family loved it.
- 3 to 4 large boneless chicken breasts, rinsed and patted dry
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 15-ounce can chopped tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons mascarpone
- Handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
In an ovenproof skillet or Dutch oven, brown the chicken breasts over high heat in the oil, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove the breasts from the pan. (They do not have to be cooked through). Turn down the heat to medium-low and add the onion and garlic. After about 2 minutes, stir in the tomatoes and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in mascarpone and basil. Add chicken breasts back to pan, immersing them in sauce, and bake uncovered for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.