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One-Skillet Mozzarella Chicken Thighs

In less than an hour, you can put One-Skillet Mozzarella Chicken Thighs on your table! And the best part – your entire family will love it!

One of my favorite things about cooking is how fun it can be. I love using brightly-colored ingredients that make a dish visually appetizing. This is one of the dishes that I was really able to kick that up a notch with the tomatoes.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1½ tablespoon Italian seasoning, divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup multi-colored cherry tomatoes, quartered*
  • 8 ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Springs of fresh basil, for garnish

Tools to Make Cooking Easier:

Cast Iron is my absolute favorite choice of stove-to-oven cookware. It lasts forever and once seasoned well, it cooks perfectly — every time! This dual handle 12″ cast iron skillet makes it easy to move from stovetop to the oven. You’ll want to invest in these silicone hot handle covers, too. But they aren’t made to leave in the oven while cooking.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat. I prefer cast iron!
  3. Rub the chicken thighs with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet. 
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.  
  5. Transfer skillet into pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  6. To serve, top chicken with some pan sauce and fresh basil sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately with this roasted broccoli salad or your choice of side. Enjoy!
One-Skillet Mozzarella Chicken Thighs

One-Skillet Mozzarella Chicken Thighs

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

In less than an hour, you can put One-Skillet Mozzarella Chicken Thighs on your table! And the best part - your entire family will love it!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1½ tablespoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chicken broth, preferably organic
  • ½ cup multi-colored cherry tomatoes, quartered*
  • 8 ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Optional: sprigs of fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  3. Rub the chicken thighs with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet. 
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust.
  5. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes.
  6. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning.
  7. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.  
  8. Transfer skillet into pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  9. To serve, top chicken with some pan sauce and fresh basil sprigs, if desired.

Notes

*Multi-color tomatoes suggested for visual appeal. Can substitute fresh tomatoes of choice. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 230mgSodium: 594mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 45g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/25/2020

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In less than an hour, you can put One-Skillet Mozzarella Chicken Thighs on your table! And the best part - your entire family will love it!

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