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CHEESY TOMATO BASIL CHICKEN BREASTS



Ingredients:

SAUCE:

3 tbsp. butter or margarine
2 c. cubed ripe tomatoes
1/3 c. chopped onion
6 oz. can tomato paste
1 tbsp. basil leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. minced fresh garlic
3 whole boneless chicken breasts, skinned, cut in half

TOPPING:

1 c. fresh bread crumbs
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
6 oz. Mozzarella cheese, cut into strips


Preparation:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In 9x13 inch baking pan, melt 3 tablespoon butter in oven. In medium bowl, stir together remaining sauce ingredients except chicken; set aside. Place chicken in baking pan, turning to coat with butter. Spoon sauce mixture over chicken. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until chicken is no longer pink. Meanwhile, in small bowl stir together all topping ingredients except cheese. Place cheese strips over chicken; sprinkle with topping mix. Continue baking 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and bread crumbs are brown.