Italian Essentials: Easy/Peasy Mozzarella Chicken

13
Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

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.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
1
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 1/4 c
    marinara sauce, homemade, or store bought
  • 1 large
    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
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • 1/4 medium
    red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 slice
    prosciutto
  • ·
    freshly shredded parmesan cheese, for garnish

How to Make Italian Essentials: Easy/Peasy Mozzarella Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. You will need a small ovenproof dish to make this recipe.
  3. Here is the marinara I used but use whatever you have on hand.
    Italian Essentials: Awesome Marinara Sauce
  4. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. 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.
  7. Place the chicken breast on top of the sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with the dry spices, and salt
  9. Add the chopped olives.
  10. Add the bell peppers, if using
  11. Cover with the prosciutto, if using.
  12. Cover with the cheese.
  13. Place into the preheated oven until the chicken is cooked through, and the cheese is bubbly, and beginning to brown, about 25 – 27 minutes.
  14. PLATE/PRESENT
  15. Top with some freshly shredded parmesan cheese, and serve while nice and hot with some crusty bread, and other sides. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Italian Essentials: Easy/Peasy Mozzarella Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



Show 12 Comments & Reviews

A Week’s Worth of Go-To Summer Dinner Menus

A Week’s Worth of Go-To Summer Dinner Menus


Looking for dinner inspiration? We’re here for you! Check out our week’s worth of summer dinner menus that are family tested and approved. From Meatless Monday to Taco Tuesday to Sunday night supper, we have summer favorites that you’re going to love.

Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes

Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes


Tomatoes are at their juiciest right now, so it’s the perfect time to use them in your weekly menu. Did you know there are more than 3,000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and a total of 15,000 known varieties? If you want to know some of the types, we have a rundown here. From breakfast casseroles […]

17 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

17 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes


Looking for lunch ideas? Bored of the same old, same old? We’re here for you. These 17 quick and easy lunch recipes are filling enough to get you through to dinner (and not one is a green salad). If you want something hot or cold, healthy or indulgent, there’s a recipe for you.