We love this tasty twist on classic Chicken Parmesan!
It’s a unique twist indeed! I’ve nixed the thick marinara sauce typical of Chicken Parmesan and replaced it with savory roasted tomatoes tossed with garlic and thyme.
I wish you could reach right through the screen, grab one of these little roasted tomatoes and pop it right into your mouth. Yum!
I love roasting veggies, it’s such an easy way to intensify their flavor. This is especially true of tomatoes – their flavor becomes more concentrated, which gives this Roasted Caprese Chicken dish a savory burst of tomato flavor with every delicious bite!
Often, when I make this dish, I’ll double the tomatoes and divide them among two baking trays. I’ll bake one tray for use in this tasty dish. And then, I’ll pop in the second tray to roast for even longer – until the tomatoes are just barely moist in the center (about 35-45 minutes). I cannot even describe to you how delicious they are – think sundried tomatoes so rich in flavor that you will never-ever buy them from a store again!
These ultra-roasted little beauties can be placed in a mason jar, topped with EVOO and stored in the fridge. Roasted tomatoes are the perfect addition to sandwiches, pasta (zoodles), salads, egg dishes and roasted meats.
Of course if you double-up on the tomato roasting, just be sure not to crowd the little guys. You’ll want to leave enough room between the tomatoes so the moisture can escape, which intensifies their flavor. And if you use a metal pan, be sure to line it with parchment so it doesn’t react, since tomatoes are acidic.