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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.

MOZZARELLA CHICKEN

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Low Carb Mozzarella Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 Serving
Calories 452 kcal

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)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 tspn balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tspn Dried Oregano
  • 2 tspn Dried Basil
  • 1/2 tspn Red chili flakes (I added 1 tspn)
  • 1 tspn Sugar or low carb sweetner
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (or more as per preference)

Instructions

  1. If using canned crushed tomatoes, skip this step. Else if using fresh tomatoes, refer section 'STEPS TO MAKE MOZZARELLA CHICKEN' in the post above.
  2. Preheat oven at 200-degree Celsius.
  3. Heat a heavy bottom oven safe pan. Add oil.
  4. When the oil is hot, sear chicken breast 2-3 minutes each side till golden sear mark appears.
  5. Remove Chicken from the pan and keep aside covered.
  6. To the same pan add finely chopped onion. Cook 1-2 minutes.
  7. When onion softens and turns translucent add minced garlic. Saute for 30 seconds.
  8. Add finely chopped red bell pepper. Cook for a minute.
  9. Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, red chilli flakes, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  10. Arrange chicken in a single layer. Top with shredded cheese.
  11. Bake in upper third part of the oven for 8-10 minutes, until cheese melts and brown spots start to appear.
Nutrition Facts
MOZZARELLA CHICKEN
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 1299mg37%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 54g108%
Vitamin A 1975IU40%
Vitamin C 50.6mg61%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.