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Chicken Mozzarella Bake

This Chicken Mozzarella Bake is cheesy, juicy, filling, tomatoey, herby, and absolutely delicious. It’s high protein, keto, and gluten-free.

Cheesy, Italian-flavored, and full of comfort! This mozzarella chicken bake with tomatoes is practically the definition of a guilt-free indulgence! And let me tell you why that is!

Who doesn’t like a juicy meet, a cheesy bake, and a kitchen that smells like your Naples trip? And all of that on a busy weeknight!

chicken mozzarella bake

This dish takes about half an hour in the oven and has minimal prep. That anyone can execute perfectly!

You can serve it with salads, more carbs, or just as it is. And your whole family will be thrilled!

Made with simple ingredients and spices, this has to be one of those easy recipes you write down in your notebook to enjoy for generations to come. I know that’s what I did!

keto chicken mozzarella bake

Ingredients and Substitutes

Chicken breasts (4 breasts) –This recipe uses boneless and skinless breasts.

Garlic powder (1 tsp) – You can also use minced garlic here for an even more aromatic bake. But garlic powder is a very convenient spice that will do the job well.

Onion powder (1 tsp) – To add a more flavorful touch, use the powder.

Italian seasoning (1 tsp) – You cannot have a mozzarella and tomato bake without having some Italian flavors. Make sure to use Italian seasoning, but basil and oregano can do just as well.

Salt & black pepper (to taste)

Olive oil (2 tbsp)

Chopped tomatoes (16oz) – The recipe calls for canned chopped tomatoes, but feel free to use fresh ones if you have.

Garlic (3 cloves) –Garlic powder will not be as efficient here, but you can substitute with it, if you’ve run out of cloves.

Red onion (1/2 onion) – We use red onions for a more kicking flavor, but the yellow kind will also work.

Oregano (1 tsp) – Fresh or dried leaves will both work here.

Mozzarella (1 cup) – Shredded mozzarella cheese is best here, so I wouldn’t suggest using an alternative.

Basil (2-3 leaves) – Just like the oregano, fresh basil works best, but you can totally use dried leaves.

ingredients for chicken mozzarella bake

How to Make Chicken Mozzarella Bake

Step 1. Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Wash your chicken and pat dry with paper towels.

Then, cut with a knife in squares but not all the way through, as seen in picture 1 below. Make sure not to cut all the way through.

Step 2. Place the cut chicken breast into a baking dish. Add your spices there – salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, onion and garlic powder. And drizzle with the olive oil.

Step 3. Grab a mixing bowl and add the sauce ingredients there. Chopped tomatoes, garlic, chopped red onion, oregano, salt and black pepper.

Step 4. Make sure to combine all of the sauce ingredients well so it is well incorporated.

Step 5. Pour the tomato mixture over the chicken breast.

Step 6. Then, sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese over.

Step 7. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Make sure to put it under the broiler for about 4 minutes at the end.

step by step instructions for how to make chicken mozzarella bake

Step 8. Top up with chopped basil.

chicken mozzarella

What to Serve with Mozzarella Chicken

My absolutely favorite thing to serve with mozzarella chicken is garlic bread and a fresh, green salad. Of course, and a glass of cold, dry, white wine, too!

But anything that usually goes well with lighter meat dishes will do fine here, too.

You can serve potatoes, rice, or even pasta. Heck, pasta salad, too! As long as it provides comfort and satisfies your taste buds, the side dish is well-approved!

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chicken mozzarella bake

Chicken Mozzarella Bake

This Chicken Mozzarella Bake is cheesy, savory, and flavorful. It's a high-protein dinner recipe you can make in just one pan. Just pop this gluten-free chicken dinner into the oven, and 30 minutes later you've got yourself a perfect keto dish!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 34 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 chicken breasts
Calories 395 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts skinless, boneless
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 can chopped tomatoes 16 oz
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Topping & Garnish

  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • A few basil leaves chopped for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Take your chicken breasts and make cuts in the top part without fully cutting through.
  • Place your chicken breasts into a baking dish. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • In a bowl mix together sauce ingredients: chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, red onion, oregano, salt and black pepper.
  • Cover chicken breasts with tomato sauce and sprinkle with grated mozzarella.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Broil for 4 minutes afterwards.
  • Serve with chopped basil sprinkled over the top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breastCalories: 395kcalCarbohydrates: 6.2gProtein: 50gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.9gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 555mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 2.1g
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