If you’re looking for a chicken dish that’s zesty, tasty and all around yummy, check out this recipe! Plus, it’s perfect for the 17 Day Diet.
I found this on Instagram and shared it with my followers and Gloria gave me some great feedback — her daughters loved it so much they had seconds!
Photo courtesy of @cafedelites
This is one of those recipes I always recommend for a Friday night – it’s both easy to make after a long week and I always think of a zesty tomato sauce type of dish at the end of the week. Enjoy!
Mozzarella Chicken In Tomato Sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried parsley leaves
½ teaspoon ground oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, halved to make 4 to 6 fillets
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup your favorite Marinara tomato sauce
1-2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (adjust to your tastes)
½ cup shredded mozzarella
Preheat the broiler to a medium heat setting.
Combine the herbs in a shallow bowl with salt and pepper and oil. Coat both sides of each fillet with the oil.
Heat a large heavy oven-proof skillet over high heat. Add the chicken fillets and pan fry on each side until golden (about 3 minutes on each side).
Add the garlic to the pan and allow to fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds); spoon the marinara sauce over and around each fillet.
Add the italian seasonings into the sauce; stir them through; sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the mozzarella over each chicken fillet; bake until the cheese has melted and the chicken is cooked through (about 3 to 5 minutes).
Garnish with freshly chopped parmesan cheese and serve over zucchini noodles, rice, pasta, steamed vegetables, or with a salad depending on which cycle you’re currently on.
Yields 4-5 Servings
Approved for all cycles
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