Created by ForeverMama on September 5, 2016
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375-degrees-Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Sprinkle chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, salt and ground black pepper (be careful with the sprinkling of the salt as the cheese that is topped over the chicken may add additional saltiness); set aside.
Step 3: In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides, for about 5 minutes. Being careful not to cook the chicken too much because it will finish off cooking in the oven.
Step 4: Place chicken breasts in an 11 x 17" glass baking dish; set aside.
Step 5: In the same skillet which chicken browned, prepare pasta sauce according to pkg. directions with the milk and butter given in the ingredients list above, adding the garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne, and parmesan.
Step 6: Pour half the sauce over the chicken. Top with tomato and cheese and the remaining sauce.
Step 7: Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 10-20 minutes until chicken is tender and cheese melts (or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F [74 degrees C]). (Take in mind that the cooking time depends on the size and thickness of the chicken and for how long it was cooked over the stove-top. I have found that 15 minutes is not enough, but at 18-20 minutes it was perfectly cooked).
Step 8: Sprinkle parsley or scallions over top, if using.