- STEP 1
Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4.
In a large saucepan, cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil, for around 4-5 minutes, until they are soft. Take care not to allow them to brown.
- STEP 2
Add the cherry tomatoes, chopped peppers, and fennel seeds, and simmer for 10 minutes. Take from the heat and allow to cool slightly for 2 minutes, before stirring in the marscapone cheese. Season to taste.
- STEP 3
In a large frying pan, fry the chicken breasts in a little olive oil, skin side down, for around 5-6 minutes. Make sure that the skin gets really crispy. Turn them, and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- STEP 4
Transfer the chicken breasts to an oven proof casserole dish, and pour over the sauce. Sprinkle with the torn basil leaves, reserving a few to decorate at the end.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
- STEP 5
Finally, sprinkle with the reserved basil leaves and serve immediately.
This is delicious served with Mediterranean style rice, or roasted baby new potatoes.