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italian essentials: easy/peasy mozzarella chicken

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is a simple dish that my Aunt Josephine always made six at a time in large glass baking dishes and served it family style with freshly made Italian bread. Ah, the memories. I am making it in individual baking dishes, because I love the presentation… We eat first with our eyes. This is an easy/peasy dish to make with ingredients you probably have lurking about your kitchen. I added a few optional items, but if you do not have them, no worries. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian essentials: easy/peasy mozzarella chicken

  • 1/4 c
    marinara sauce, homemade, or store bought
  • 1 lg
    chicken breast, skinless, boneless
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 5 - 6
    pitted green olives, sliced
  • 1/4 c
    mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded
  • 1/4 md
    red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 slice
  • freshly shredded parmesan cheese, for garnish

How To Make italian essentials: easy/peasy mozzarella chicken

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    You will need a small ovenproof dish to make this recipe.
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    Here is the marinara I used but use whatever you have on hand.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Place rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 360f (185c).
  • 6
    Add the marinara sauce to the bottom of the baking dish.
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    Place the chicken breast on top of the sauce.
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    Sprinkle with the dry spices, and salt
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    Add the chopped olives.
  • 10
    Add the bell peppers, if using
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    Cover with the prosciutto, if using.
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    Cover with the cheese.
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    Place into the preheated oven until the chicken is cooked through, and the cheese is bubbly, and beginning to brown, about 25 – 27 minutes.
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  • So yummy
    Top with some freshly shredded parmesan cheese, and serve while nice and hot with some crusty bread, and other sides. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.