Chicken pizzaiola

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Chicken pizzaiola

An easy, quick and delicious weeknight chicken dinner with an intense pizzeria flavor (and smell).
Servings 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Equipment

  • Sautee Pan
  • cutting board

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts butterflied and thinned
  • 12 oz tomato sauce plain
  • 6 mozzarella slices 1/4 inch thick, about 2oz each
  • 1 tbsp oregano or to taste
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients.
    Ingredients displayed on the prep table.
  • Preheat a large sautee pan with the extra virgin olive oil; add the chicken breasts and cook until lightly brown, about 10 minutes, season with salt, pepper, oregano and pepper flakes; remove from the heat and set aside.
    3 chicken breasts, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste, 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    Chicken breasts being sauteed.
  • Add the tomato sauce to the pan, bring to a simmer and season with salt, pepper, oregano and pepper flakes; add the chicken breasts and simmer for about 15 minutes.
    12 oz tomato sauce, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste
    Chicken and tomato sauce simmering together.
  • Turn the heat off; top the chicken with the mozzarella slices; cover the pan and allow for the cheese to melt , about 5 minutes; add additional oregano to the top of the melted mozzarella and serve.
    6 mozzarella slices
    Mozzarella slices added to the dish.

Notes

This simple entree brings me back to the time when I was much younger and I just started enjoying time in the kitchen. My very first own seasoned sauce was made exactly the way I described it in the recipe. But in this particular case, I used the sauce that I made over the summer with fresh tomatoes. 
This recipe is meant to be easy, flavorful, and wholesome. I served it with Israeli couscous and a garden salad. 
Calories: 288kcal
Cost: $
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, chicken dinner, chicken pizzaiola, easy chicken dinner, one pan meal, pizza sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 689IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

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