ONE PAN BALSAMIC GARLIC MOZZARELLA CHICKEN AND TOMATOES

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Do you remember when Dan tried to do the Keto thing? Well we still have a few recipes I made up lying around and after last weekend’s feasting, it might be time to lighten up our meals .First up, one pan balsamic garlic mozzarella chicken and tomatoes!

im so in love with this recipe. It’s hands down one of my favorites for a quick, filling, week night dinner. Plus, it’s all done in one casserole dish! Easy to make and quick to clean up

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The best part is the sauce. Tossing the chicken and tomatoes in some balsamic vinegar, butter, and garlic ends up mixing with the cooking juices. The result? A delicious pan sauce.

Quick and easy balsamic garlic chicken with tomato garlic pan sauce topped with mozzarella cheese all done in one pot! Perfect for a week night dinner (gluten free).

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CHICKEN MARINADE

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
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FOR TOMATOES AND SAUCE

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil + extra for garnish
  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl or ziploc bag, coat chicken in marinade ingredients. Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 9X13 baking dish.
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the tomatoes and sauce, except for the mozzarella cheese, in the pan. Place marinated chicken on top.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink (temps at 165°F). Remove from oven. Change oven heat to broil.
  5. Top each piece of chicken a quarter of the mozzarella cheese. Place back in the oven and broil 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden. Remove from oven.
  6. Sprinkle with extra basil. Add salt and pepper to sauce as desired. Ladle sauce and tomatoes over mozzarella chicken to serve.
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