MOZZARELLA CHICKEN

This easy mozzarella chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low-carb and made in one skillet. Pan-seared chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low-carb dinner.

This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.

Hey Hello!! Happy Monday, folks. Let’s begin the week with this amazing Mozzarella Chicken. A simple winner-winner-chicken-dinner recipe. Raise your hand if you always look for dinner like this.

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I always search for quick low-carb dinner recipes with few ingredients and minimal effort.

This delicious Mozzarella Chicken is definitely going to blow your mind. With just a handful of ingredients, this low-carb chicken recipe is big on Italian flavors. You only need one skillet and 30 minutes to bring dinner to the table.

This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.

The chunky tomato sauce is made from scratch. If you wish, you can use canned crushed tomatoes as well. But let me tell you a hack for making crushed tomatoes at home. In just 15 minutes, you can make your own Tomato sauce at home.

If you are serious about your carb count, it is better to go with a homemade one, to avoid any hidden sugar.

This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.

How to make tomato sauce

To make your own tomato sauce, start with fresh ripe plum tomatoes. Clean tomatoes and make 3-4 slits on the skin(not very deep). Place the tomatoes and microwave on high in a microwave-safe bowl for 8-10 minutes. You would see the skins have loosened up, and the tomatoes are almost cooked. Then let it cool down. Using a hand blender, pulse it a couple of times. I like to keep it a little chunky.

Microwaving tomatoes is a quick way of blanching, and it works really well. You can store it for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. I use these crushed tomatoes to make my curry base, pasta sauce, and sometimes soups.

This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.

How to make mozzarella chicken

Once you have the tomato sauce ready, you are almost done with the prep work. You need only 20 minutes more to complete the dish.

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Start with preparing the chicken breast. For uniform cooking, the chicken breast must be of uniform thickness. Use a rolling pin or meat mallet to pound the thickest part of the
  • Season chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add oil.  Sear chicken breast for 3-4 minutes on each side till you see the light golden sear marks appear. Remove and keep covered aside.
  • To the same pan, add finely chopped onion. Cook till it turns translucent. Then add finely minced garlic. Cook till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add finely chopped red bell peppers. For extra flavor, you can use roasted bell peppers. Cook till it softens.
  • Add tomato sauce, seasoning, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  • Add chicken to the pan.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Put the pan in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until mozzarella is melty and a few brown bubbles appear.
This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.
  • Alternatively, you can also finish off the dish on the stovetop. Once you add Mozzarella, cover the pan. Cook until chicken is tender, and mozzarella is completely melted.

Can I use chicken thighs?

Yes, you can absolutely substitute chicken breast with chicken thighs. All you have to do is adjust the cooking time.

Can I meal prep this recipe?

This recipe works perfectly for meal prepping. You can prepare everything else in advance except for the last step of melting the mozzarella. Just before serving, thaw it, top it with cheese, and finish it in the oven.

This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.

Serve with

I would like to serve it with sauteed green beans or broccoli. This is also great to be served with your favorite pasta.

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This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.
This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.
This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.
This Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.
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MOZZARELLA CHICKEN

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Easy Mozzarella Chicken in homemade tomato sauce is low carb and made in one skillet. Pan Seared Chicken cooked in chunky tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella is a perfect low carb dinner.
Servings 3 Serving

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 tbspn fresh minced garlic
  • 400 grams Ripe plum tomato (or equivalent canned crushed tomato)
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 1 tspn balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tspn Dried Oregano
  • 2 tspn Dried Basil
  • ½ tspn Red chili flakes (I added 1 tspn)
  • 1 tspn Sugar or low carb sweetner
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (or more as per preference)

Instructions

  • If using canned crushed tomatoes, skip this step. Else if using fresh tomatoes, refer section ‘STEPS TO MAKE MOZZARELLA CHICKEN’ in the post above.
  • Preheat oven at 200-degree Celsius.
  • Heat a heavy bottom oven safe pan. Add oil.
  • When the oil is hot, sear chicken breast 2-3 minutes each side till golden sear mark appears.
  • Remove Chicken from the pan and keep aside covered.
  • To the same pan add finely chopped onion. Cook 1-2 minutes.
  • When onion softens and turns translucent add minced garlic. Saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add finely chopped red bell pepper. Cook for a minute.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, red chilli flakes, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Arrange chicken in a single layer. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake in upper third part of the oven for 8-10 minutes, until cheese melts and brown spots start to appear.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 1299mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1975IU | Vitamin C: 50.6mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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2 Comments

  1. Loved the mozzarella chicken made from a bottled sauce. I really need a low carb and sugar tomato sauce so I made my tomato sauce from scratch using your recipe. Came out very watery. I’m now trying to salvage the sauce by putting into a crockpot set on 8 hours. Any suggestions? What did I do wrong?

    1. subhasmita says:

      It came watery maybe because of the kind of tomatoes used. There are plum tomatoes which are fleshy with very less liquid in there. Hope the watery tomato sauce didn’t spoil your meal.

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