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Chicken Mozzarella Recipe

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Chicken Mozzarella Recipe – Juicy chicken with melted Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes… All you need are a few fresh ingredients and a few pantry ingredients for this easy chicken dinner. You will have this dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. Bonus: Are you looking for an easy one-pan meal? This is it!

For this recipe for chicken with melted cheese, we used chicken thighs. But, if you prefer chicken breasts you can easily adapt the recipe.

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Chicken Mozzarella

Chicken Mozzarella - Make this recipe with chicken thighs or chicken breasts. Easy, 30 minutes, and one pan! Tasty Mozzarella chicken DearCreatives.com

Want to cook something else? Try any of our other Easy Chicken Recipes. Or 30-minute meals.

Chicken Mozzarella Recipe

Chicken Mozzarella - Make this recipe with chicken thighs or chicken breasts. Easy, 30 minutes, and one pan! Tasty Mozzarella chicken DearCreatives.com

This recipe is also known as Caprese Chicken. Make this chicken recipe in one skillet or pan.

Mozzarella Chicken Thighs

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1½ Tablespoons of Italian seasoning, divided
Sea salt and Black pepper, to taste
3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
¼ cup of chicken broth, preferably organic
½ cup of cherry tomatoes quartered*
8 oz. fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced
½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Optional garnishes:
Sprig of fresh basil or pesto sauce

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Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet (this is my favorite one) over medium heat.
  3. Rub the chicken thighs with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon of Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet.
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
  5. Transfer skillet to a pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  6. To serve, garnish the top chicken with some pan sauce and add fresh basil sprigs or pesto sauce if desired.

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Yield: 6

Chicken Mozzarella

Chicken Mozzarella - Make this recipe with chicken thighs or chicken breasts. Easy, 30 minutes, and one pan! Tasty Mozzarella chicken DearCreatives.com

Chicken Mozzarella Recipe – Juicy chicken with melted Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a few pantry ingredients is all you need for this easy chicken dinner. You will have this dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. Bonus, if you are looking for an easy one-pan meal? This is it!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1½ Tablespoons of Italian seasoning, divided
  • Sea salt and Black pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of chicken broth, preferably organic
  • ½ cup of multi-colored cherry tomatoes quartered*
  • 8 oz. fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Optional Ingredients

  • Sprig of fresh basil or pesto sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  3. Rub the chicken thighs with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon of Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet.
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
  5. Transfer skillet to a pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  6. To serve, garnish the top chicken with some pan sauce and add fresh basil sprigs or pesto sauce if desired.

Notes

  • You can use chicken breasts for this recipe if you prefer.
  • Cook time may vary slightly. Either way, you don't want to overcook the chicken.
  • Internal Temperature for cooked chicken is 165 F.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 524Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 230mgSodium 658mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 47g

Not all nutritional information is always 100% accurate.

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