Sun-Dried Tomato Baked Chicken

Juicy chicken breast is quickly marinated with the lemons, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil, then it's seared and baked with the same lemon, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil marinade.

Course Main Course
Keyword baked chicken, chicken, chicken breast, sun dried tomatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 307 kcal


  • 24 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 raw chicken breasts)
  • 7 oz sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil don't pack too tight
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Julianne the sun-dried tomatoes and place the tomatoes and the oil they came in into a mixing bowl (or a gallon zip-lock bag).

  2. Slice lemon thinly and add it to the tomatoes. 

  3. Add minced basil, salt, and pepper to the tomatoes as well. 

  4. Add chicken breasts to the mixing bowl as well, mix and let it sit for about 20 minutes to marinade. (You can also do the same in the zip-lock bag if preferred.)

  5. Preheat a cast iron skillet (or an oven save cooking pan) by adding a little bit of olive oil and preheat it over medium-high heat. 

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  7. Once the skillet it hot, add chicken breasts and let them sear for a couple of minutes on each sides.

  8. Add the tomato/lemon/basil mixture that chicken was marinating in right into the pan. Spread everything evenly, bring to simmer, and place into the oven. 

  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until chicken is just done. Bake time depends on thickness of the chicken breasts.

  10. Serve with any side dish you desire.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Sun-Dried Tomato Baked Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 1443mg41%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 67.2mg81%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.