Italian Essentials: Easy/Peasy Mozzarella Chicken

Andy Anderson !


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.


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10 Min
25 Min



  • 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

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

How to Make Italian Essentials: Easy/Peasy Mozzarella Chicken


  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.
  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.

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About Italian Essentials: Easy/Peasy Mozzarella Chicken

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

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