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One Dish Chicken Bake – Flavorful chicken baked on a bed of tomatoes and covered in cheese makes for a one-dish dinner the whole family will enjoy.

One Dish Chicken Bake

The best one-dish chicken bake you will ever need! You have your veggies, your protein, AND cheeeese! The beauty behind this flavorful meal is that prep time is only a few minutes. Layer all the ingredients in your prettiest baking dish and let your oven do its thing.

Thank you, Hunt’s, for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Hey Yo! How are you on this fine Monday-day? Are you Mondaying?! You know… sleepy, coffee carafe in hand, wondering why weekends go by so fast?

I’m totally Mondaying. I’m SO. tired. I had a full house last night, celebrating with friends and family, and now I’m all like, wow. can we do that again?! And not get up when the alarm clock tells me that I should? That’d be nice.

One Dish Chicken Bake - Flavorful chicken baked on a bed of tomatoes and covered in cheese makes for a one-dish dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Buuuut on to more important things:


I desperately love a good chicken recipe. I think you know this to be true.

What I REALLY love is a good one pot chicken, that is also beautiful, delicious, and hardly any work is involved. Bonus points if tomatoes and cheese are present, and if said dish is perfect for a Holiday meal. It’s the ultimate dinner.

One Dish Chicken Bake - Flavorful chicken baked on a bed of tomatoes and covered in cheese makes for a one-dish dinner the whole family will enjoy.

One Dish Chicken Bake - Flavorful chicken baked on a bed of tomatoes and covered in cheese makes for a one-dish dinner the whole family will enjoy.

I’m tempted to tell you that the best part here in this One Dish Chicken Bake Recipe is the bed of tomatoes, all warm and bubbly, but really, the best part is the duo of tomatoes and tender chicken. The entire thing covered with cheese? It kicks it up and just adds a ton of flavor.


For the tomatoes, I used Hunt’s ORIGINAL Diced Tomatoes because, a) I love the size of the already chopped up, perfectly sized tomatoes, and b) their tomatoes come from California farms (USA!), AND they contain 100% natural tomatoes.

To add, they’re made with vine-ripened tomatoes, which is a non-GMO food, and they have no artificial ingredients and no preservatives added. WIN WIN! To add, Hunt’s cans their diced, whole, stewed and crushed tomatoes within hours after harvest.

One Dish Chicken Bake - Flavorful chicken baked on a bed of tomatoes and covered in cheese makes for a one-dish dinner the whole family will enjoy.

One more thing? This would look absolutely perfect on your Holiday menu!


  • Let cool completely then transfer to a large freezer bag or an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in fridge.
  • TO reheat, place contents in a large pan and cover. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through.






4.44 from 23 votes
One Dish Chicken Bake - Flavorful chicken baked on a bed of tomatoes and covered in cheese makes for a one-dish dinner the whole family will enjoy.

One Dish Chicken Bake

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Flavorful chicken baked on a bed of tomatoes and covered in cheese makes for a one-dish dinner the whole family will enjoy.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 297


  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt's Original Diced Tomatoes Hunt's Original Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 3/4 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley , for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Lightly grease a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine tomatoes, olive oil, onions, garlic, oregano, Italian seasoning and fresh parsley in a mixing bowl; toss to combine.
  • Pour tomato mixture into prepared baking dish. (You can also combine the ingredients inside the baking dish).
  • Season chicken with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Place chicken on top of tomatoes; make sure that the chicken is nestled down in the tomatoes so it simmers in the sauce while it cooks.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until sauce bubbles and chicken is done cooking. Chicken is cooked when internal temperature reaches 165F degrees.
  • Sprinkle with cheese; bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
One Dish Chicken Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 364mg15%
Potassium 691mg20%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 317mg32%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: baked chicken breasts, healthy dinners, keto dinner idea

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hunt’s® tomatoes. *Lye peeling is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.

102 Responses
  1. Tayler

    I’m 27 just made this over some super green spaghetti and was so good I will be making it again forsure. The chicken was so juicy and tender, great flavors from the garlic and onion. Loved it!

  2. Tracy

    I have the same question posted by Sandy back in 2018 but it doesn’t appear to have been answered: The recipe calls for draining the tomatoes but in the video it clearly looks like you are pouring in the entire can- juice and all. Please do clarify. This recipe (and all its possible variations) looks amazing!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! 👋
      It really doesn’t make that big of a difference if you drain or pour them in with the juice, as long as the juice is no more than around 1/4 of a cup, give or take.

  3. Denise

    Delicioso.! Going to make it for the 2nd time today for the main component of freezer meals for my mama. Will change by adding spinach (she needs iron). After it bakes, I’ll remove the chicken and cut it in smaller pieces (easier for her). Then I’ll stir it all back together, top with cheese and bake a few more minutes. If I wanted to stretch it, I think I could add some rice.

  4. Rakel

    Made this last night and it was lovely and the fact that it was so quick and easy to make too, served it with cheesey garlic bread, thought about serving it with pasta to soak up the “juices” as someone mentioned it being too watery, mine certainly wasn´t like that at all and not bland either as someone said, I will defenately make this again for when I have little time or simply too tired or lazy to cook as it takes such little effort, thank you for sharing, this one has gone in my “to keep” folder 🙂

  5. Bonnie Kreitz

    Made this last night and definitely not something I would make again. I cooked the onions in a little olive oil than put in tomatoes. Very bland even tried to add additional seasoning but still not tasty. Photo looked delicious & excited to try😫.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Sorry this recipe didn’t work out for you. When I find that my food is a bit bland, I just add a little more salt and that almost always fixes it.

    2. Marra

      Bonnie, the blandness of the food is not the authors fault. They say to season with salt and pepper to taste. You should add more seasoning, not blame the author. Especially when you admit to doing at least one step differently: cooking the onions beforehand. Who knows how many other things you did differently 🤷‍♀️ why take time out of your day to bash someone’s work, I will never understand 🤦‍♀️

  6. Grace

    Love this recipe! Instead of all the ingredients I will use a jar of spaghetti sauce sometimes too. Works great!

  7. Erica

    This recipe is perfect. One-Dish-Chicken Bake is one of the best dinners I’ve made in months. It was so good that I didn’t let anyone in my family have leftovers the next day because I wanted them all for myself (which I never do!), lol! I am thrilled to have found a perfect recipe. No tweaks are necessary, and the instructions are crystal clear. Thank you!!!

  8. Sandra Toal

    I would give this 2 stars. Followed the recipe exactly. I am a very experienced cook and was looking for a low carb dinner. This was just okay…edible. Would not make again. This is a recipe for beginners

  9. Lavonne

    I tried this recipe this past weekend and it was delicious !!! I only had a can of Italian Tomatoes so I used this with some Parmesan Cheese. It turned out so good – tasted like lasagna!!!
    Will definitely be using this recipe more often and will change it up some more. Maybe with Mexican flavor next time.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Yep, you can definitely freeze it. Just make sure it’s cooled down completely before putting it in a freezer bag. It should stay good for at least 2 to 3 months in the freezer.

  10. Amy

    This was a HUGE hit at our house last night! All three kids and my hubby loved it and were asking for more. Our 8 year old son, who claims he doesn’t like tomatoes, was literally eating the cooked tomato mixture with a spoon! Thank you!

  11. Cheryl

    In the video, it shows adding only Italian seasoning, no oregano, but the printed recipe says to add 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Can you tell me which is correct? I’ve made the dish twice. The first time was delish. The second time I thought the oregano was overpowering. I can’t remember if I made the first time by watching the video or following the written directions. I also used Costco chicken breasts the first time and Giant’s Nature’s Promise chicken breasts the second. Don’t know which made the difference. Hope you can clarify for me. Thanks in advance. PS: I shared with my Weight Watcher group!

  12. Lakisha ferguson

    Just made this tonite. Seasonings used instead of the Italian season and oregano were ginger, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. I also used mozzarella and a little blended Italian cheese and added jalapeno and fresh mushrooms, along with canned tomatoes. My only issue was with the liquidity of the tomatoes even after draining. So I might add a little corn starch like another reply mentioned. Will definitely make again and play around with the ingredients.

    1. Chris Kramer

      I added diced ham to the Tomato mixture. Served it with white rice( Uncle Ben’s substituting the water for chicken stock, cup and 1/4 of liquid to one cup of rice with 1 1/1 tablespoons of butter) and then served it over sauteed spinach with butter salt and pepper. Just be careful what kind of ham use make sure it’s not too salty. The recipe was outstanding on its own but I think my additions made one heck of a difference. Good luck fellow home kitchen chefs. Let me know what you think

  13. Seasons01

    This was very good…

    I didn’t use Italian seasoning, I didn’t have any so I added some extra maranara sauce that I had on hand. Added some chopped up canned mushrooms. Used stewed tomaotes that had flavouring and used all the liquid. I skipped the olive oil since it was so liquidy and it would only add olive flavor.

    Used chedder cheese and a mexican cheese and just added to the top when I took it out. I forgot to add it on the last few minutes and the chicken was already done.

    Oh and I had reheated some rice for my son and I just put this chicken and extra sauce over that. Nummy!!!

    The only thing I would change is to fry the onions before baking. They had a crunch to them.


  14. MASV

    In the video, the finished product looks a little “greasy” to me so am wondering about omitting the olive oil. I did not see any comments that mention it as being an issue so maybe I am wrong. Any thoughts?

  15. Angela

    Made it last week and making it again tomorrow! It was fantastic, easy to make, the overall presentation of the dish was screaming “ devour me”. I will probably add some Cypriot olives to see how thay goes. I couldn’t believe how soft, tender and juicy they actually came out!

  16. Mira Richardson

    I will be making this tomorrow and looking forward to see how it turns out. In mine, I will be cooking it in my cast iron skillet and will add green chilies and fresh basil. Once it’s done cooking, I will also add corn startch to thicken the sauce and will serve it all over rice.

  17. Pam

    I will try the tomatoes, i make a dish like this only using marinara sauce and sometimes pizza sauce with different cheeses that go with the sauce. Thanks for the easy recipe.

  18. Wendi

    I doubled the recipe and added extra diced tomatoes. I used 2 packs of Aged Swiss Cheese slices, chopped finely in food processor. *This tastes like Napoleon Chicken, but is much faster to make! Great recipe.

  19. CMA

    Made this a few weeks ago, and it was great! I used a provolone/mozzarella blend and only about half the onion. Served it over quinoa cooked with garlic. I’m making it again tonight and I’m going to try adding some mushrooms. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! If you scroll down to the recipe, you will see the “print” button underneath the small picture that sits within the recipe box, on the right hand side.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! Yes, but place the chicken on top when you are ready to bake it. Also, you may want to drain the tomato-mixture just a little before placing the chicken on top … after sitting around in the baking dish for a while, there might be some extra juice. Hope that helps! 🙂

  20. Carly

    If I do 5 instead of 4 should I cook for longer and add more tomatoes/ ingredients? Cooking tonight! Please let me know

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! I don’t think it should take longer to cook, and if you want to add more tomatoes and onions, go right ahead. It will turn out great. If you want to make sure the chicken is cooked through, you can check it with a meat thermometer – chicken is done at 165F. I hope this helps! 🙂

  21. Karen

    Made it. Delicious. My busband loved it. So easy. I used 6 cheese Iltalian cheese. I don’t think it matters what kind of cheese you use. It’s a keeper!

  22. Loye

    At the top of the recipe, it says cook for 25 mins. In the body of the recipe, it says 35. Which is correct? Also, do you pour olive oil over the chicken before baking like the video shows?

      1. Loye

        I did do the 35. It was outstanding. I used two ginormous chicken breasts because our stores have never heard of a 1 pound chicken breast, and it was delicious! Thank you for the quick reply, and for the recipe!

  23. Suzy M

    I am very confused…the instructions say to cook at 400 degrees but the comments mention cooking under the broiler. Please clarify!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! So, the dish can be made under the broiler, but because readers had so many different comments on the different temps of their own broilers, I decided to go ahead and change the recipe to oven-only. 🙂

  24. Marguerite

    One Dish Chichen Bake made it tonight and it was delicious its a keeper. I didn’t have chicken breast so I used skinless chicken thighs and it turn out great, thank you for sharing the recipe, I will diffently make this dish again.

  25. DonnaLouWho

    gouda cheese would work…right? I don’t have any swiss but have some gouda in the fridge? Trying to avoid going to the store 🙂

  26. Rebekah

    Can this dish be baked with frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts? If so, what modifications are needed in the instructions?

  27. Becky

    Hi Katerina!

    This recipe looks amazing, and I’m excited to try it. I have two questions about broiling:

    1. First, some recipes that call for broiled food say to leave the oven door open a tad while it broils. Did you do that for this recipe, or do you close the oven while the food broils?

    2. Does it make a difference if you use the top or bottom rack, or how high the rack is in the oven?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Becky! For most cooking and/or roasting, I always position the rack in the middle of the oven, and no, I did not keep the oven door open at all. It was closed the entire time. Hope that helps! 🙂 Have a great Sunday!

  28. Lisette Fortier

    What temperature for cooking this dish, for how long, do you leave the dish covered or uncovered recipe is missing information

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Lisette! You have to set your oven to “Broil”; that is how this particular dish is cooked. Do you have a “Broil” setting on your oven? And it stays uncovered. I hope this helps! Let me know.

        1. Katerina Petrovska

          Hi Sara! Oh, I should have mentioned that in the recipe box! Thank YOU! Set the broiler to High. I’ll update the recipe with that info.

  29. Maryanne @ the little epicurean

    One dish meals are the best! I love how cheesy and saucy this chicken bake looks. I’m sure my family would love it!

  30. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

    These pictures are making me feel seriously hungry right now! I love one dish meals; this has to happen in our house SOON!

  31. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    One dish meals like this are the best! So yummy and so little cleanup. Sounds like the perfect situation to me! 😀

  32. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    Omg, this looks amazing!! The vegetarian in me is somewhat betraying myself, haha. But my family will love this!

      1. Patricia

        I don’t understand how the diced tomatoes will cook when the chicken is on top and it is broiled. Please answer, I would love to make this. Seems like the tomatoes should be pre cooked a little.

        1. Katerina Petrovska

          Hi Patricia!! The recipe calls for diced canned tomatoes which are already steamed and peeled. I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions! 🙂

          1. Sandy

            Hi, the recipe calls for draining the tomatoes but in the video it clearly looks like you are pouring in the entire can- juice and all. Please clarify

  33. Roxana

    WOW. This looks delicious Katerina! I love that it’s made in one dish too – can’t wait to make some myself!

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