Chicken Breast with Tomato & Basil Queso

Steph Wagner

September 4, 2012

Chicken Breast with Tomato & Basil Queso

tomato basil queso chicken on bariatric food coach

An all time favorite recipe at our house

This bariatric friendly recipe is fast, simple and OH so tasty.

The original version was found in a Kraft Foods Magazine years ago. I adapted it to cut on fat content but couldn’t tell you what it was that I adapted anymore.

This recipe is now so second nature to me (I no longer wonder when the tomatoes are overcooked and if this is going to be any good).

The creamy texture will make you feel like you are breaking major rules here. Alas! It’s rich in protein which will fill you up and keep you full. The sauce on top is so flavorful it will help you feel like you don’t just eat chicken all the time (even if you are eating chicken).

Take small bites (think black bean), eat slowly to identify fullness and keep from over-doing the portion size.

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Chicken Breast with Tomato & Basil Queso

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 2 tbsp Light Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded 2% mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • fresh basil chopped, if desired


  • Heat large skillet to medium high heat. Add dressing, onions, garlic, tomatoes and heat for 8-10 minutes.
  • Add cheese and stir until melted. Remove mixture and cover to keep warm.
  • Spray skillet with cooking spray and cook chicken breast on both sides until cooked through. Add cheese mixture on top and serve with fresh basil. (Sometimes I don't have it!)


Serving: 3.5oz | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 754IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Breast with Tomato & Basil Queso
Amount Per Serving (3.5 oz)
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 399mg17%
Potassium 733mg21%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 754IU15%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 234mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 thoughts on “Chicken Breast with Tomato & Basil Queso”

  1. It’s totally misleading, right?! The basil is in the Italian dressing. You could totally add fresh basil though! It just sounds like a Mexican dish if I call it “chicken with tomato queso” ;-)

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