Mozzarella Chicken Skillet

Prep Time: minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced or grated
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes or your favorite marinara
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon EACH garlic powder, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper
  • 4 small-medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz fresh or shredded mozzarella
  • fresh basil to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large heavy-duty (oven-safe) skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened and the edges are slightly golden.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds then add the crushed tomatoes and spices. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken breasts over and top with fresh mozzarella slices (or shredded mozzarella) and bake another 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve immediately.


Serving suggestions: serve with pasta, rice, side of veggies, or your favorite