large basil leaves, rinsed & dried (hold back three of these for garnish)
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Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Rinse and pat dry each piece of chicken, making sure it is well-dried. Trim off all the fat or loose pieces of meat.
Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder onto both sides of each chicken breast.
Add olive oil to sauté pan on medium high heat, then add your chicken (cook in batches if needed).
Cook each breast for 3-4 minutes a side, until it has a golden sear on both sides.
Place the chicken in a 9x13 baking dish, and bake on the middle oven rack for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
Cook pasta while the chicken is in the oven baking.
Remove baking dish and reduce oven to 350 degrees. Quickly spoon the Ragu Homestyle sauce onto each piece, top with 2-3 pieces of fresh basil and one slice of fresh mozzarella. Return the chicken to the oven for 5 more minutes - or until the cheese has melted, Ensure chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees.