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Air Chilled Tomato Basil Chicken

This Air Chilled Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic has just a few ingredients and TONS of flavor!

This Tomato Basil Chicken is made with air chilled chicken for the most flavorful chicken dish around. 👇

Air Chilled Chicken - Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic

I first wrote about it when I made my Citrus Grilled Chicken back in February, so you regular readers already know all about it. But if you’re new here, you’re going to want to pay attention. But only if you love chicken that’s full of flavor.

This Tomato Basil Chicken recipe needs the highest-quality ingredients you can find since it has so few ingredients. Air-chilled chickens are individually processed in cold chambers with purified air. The result is intensely flavored chicken and 100% mouth-watering chicken flavor, which will set you up for flavor success!

I buy O Organics® and/or Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken at my local Safeway. I’ve tried both brands and absolutely love them both! Here in Northern VA, it’s available exclusively at Safeway stores, but you can also find it at some of the Albertsons Companies family of stores including ACME, Shaw’s, Star Market, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb or Randalls.

Air Chilled Chicken - Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic

WHAT IS AIR CHILLED CHICKEN?

Here are some air-chilled chicken facts:

Open Nature Air Chilled Chicken

  • Individually processed with purified air for 100% more natural flavor
  • The chicken meat is higher in highly desirable Omega-3 Fatty acids due to a proprietary flaxseed-enriched feed (meat contains up to 3x more omega-3s than conventional vegetarian-fed chicken)
  • Up to 40% Lower in dietary cholesterol due to a proprietary flaxseed-enriched feed (contains up to 21% less cholesterol (will vary by cut) than conventionally-fed chicken)
  • Lower in saturated fat (vs. conventional vegetarian-fed chicken), a fat that many health organizations advise Americans to eat less of
  • Cage-free and American Humane Association certified
  • Naturally moist, even when skinless

O Organics Air Chilled Chicken Facts

  • Individually processed with purified air for 100% more natural flavor
  • The chicken meat is higher in highly desirable Omega-3 fatty acids due to a proprietary 100% organic flaxseed-enriched feed (meat contains up to 3x more omega-3s than conventional vegetarian-fed chicken)
  • Up to 40% Lower in dietary cholesterol due to a proprietary flaxseed-enriched feed (contains up to 21% less cholesterol (will vary by cut) than conventionally-fed chicken)
  • Lower in saturated fat (vs. conventional vegetarian-fed chicken), a fat that many health organizations advise Americans to eat less of
  • Cage-free and American Humane Association certified
  • Naturally moist even when skinless
  • O Organics Air Chilled Chicken are fed a 100% organic vegetarian diet

Tomato Basil Chicken could be simpler or more flavorful. Simply brown your chicken in an oven-safe skillet then add cherry tomatoes and whole garlic cloves. Top your chicken with a tablespoon of pesto and some sliced mozzarella then bake.

The whole garlic cloves will roast alongside the chicken and tomatoes, mellowing its flavor so that you can spread it right over your chicken or just pop it in your mouth!

Tomato Basil Chicken is this easy:

Air Chilled Chicken - Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic
Air Chilled Chicken - Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic
Air Chilled Chicken - Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic
Air Chilled Chicken - Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic
Air Chilled Chicken - Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic
Air Chilled Chicken - Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic

Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Garlic

This recipe can easily be doubled to serve 4 people.

  • 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, (divided)
  • 2 O Organics® and/or Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, (halved if large)
  • 1 head garlic, (cloves separated and outer paper removed)
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 2 slices whole-milk mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil leaves
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp of the oil; add the chicken breasts when oil is shimmering. Brown chicken well on both sides, then remove from heat.
  3. Drizzle tomatoes and garlic with remaining olive oil, then add to the skillet. Top each chicken breast with a tablespoon of pesto, then a slice of cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.

Kristy Bernardo
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