Becky Luigart-Stayner
6 servings

Combine the ingredients for the salsa--except the cheese--up to a few hours before dinner, and store at room temperature; pound the chicken ahead of time, and keep chilled.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine tomato, onion, basil, oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature.

Step 2

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound each piece to 1-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Step 3

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 3 chicken breast halves to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is browned and done. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 3 chicken breast halves.

Step 4

Stir cheese into tomato mixture. Place 1 chicken breast half on each of 6 plates; top each serving with about 1/3 cup salsa.

Ratings & Reviews


January 04, 2016
The chicken is pretty basic but the salsa makes the dish! Flavorful and vibrant. I served it with steamed broccoli mixed with minced garlic and red pepper flakes for added kick and then some rice cooked in chicken stock. My bf loved it and it is super easy. Will definitely make it again.

steponme's Review

March 05, 2015
The chicken is nothing special without the tomato salsa it is delish! Served with Sauteed Broccoli & Mushrooms and Herb Roasted Potatoes from the same issue and pictured above; great meal.

PennyInVA's Review

May 21, 2013

CarolAnderson64's Review

April 05, 2012

Caseywareagle's Review

July 28, 2011
I added a splash of balsamic vinegar to the salsa...wonderful!

Jana67's Review

August 19, 2009
I cheated and just used jarred salsa - it was a busy weeknight. It was very quick to make with this shortcut and everyone loved it! Would try it by following the recipe for the fresh salsa next time.

lizzardpisces's Review

March 08, 2009
I made this recipe as part of the "casual supper' menu and really liked it. I cooked the chicken in about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil which gave it a nice flavor. Highly recommended.

amy987's Review

January 21, 2009
We loved this dinner. The salsa was wonderful. I was wishing for some tortilla chips to finish the last little bit off with! I didn't pound the chicken breast, just cut them in half. I would definitely make this again and again!