Skillet Mozzarella Chicken

🌟 This is one of those pocket recipes; a quick homemade meal with all the satisfaction of dining out.


🔑 Save yourself some time with shortcuts like always having store-bought marinara on hand and keeping chicken readily available.


👩🏻‍🍳 Then all you have to do is season, sear, add top your favorite melty cheese!





Serving Size: 4 ounce breast
  • Protein - 28.6 g
  • Carbs - 4.4 g
  • Fat - 13.8 g


  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon Italian blend seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon each - garlic powder, onion powder & salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1.5 cups marinara
  • 4 (1-ounce) mozzarella slices
  • parsley for garnish

Cooking Utensils

  • oven-safe skillet


  1. Arrange oven shelf to the middle of the oven. Preheat broiler to medium or high heat.
  2. Season chicken with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken on both sides until browned and cooked through (about 7 minutes each side). Transfer to a plate; set aside.
  4. Turn heat to low and add the marinara to the skillet and bring to a simmer.
  5. Arrange the chicken in the sauce and top each breast with 1 slice of mozzarella cheese per breast.
  6. Transfer to the oven to broil for 2-4 minutes, or until the cheese is browned and bubbling.



  • Mozzarella – I used Belgioioso pre-sliced fresh mozzarella pieces because they were on sale at Publix and because I find that the cheese melts evenly. If you need a dairy alternative try a standard parmesan or Follow Your Heart mozzarella
  • Marinara – I typically buy organic and low sodium marinara like Gia Russa.
  • Training Day – serve over gluten-free pasta
  • Rest Day – serve over zucchini noodles

Additional Information

Approximately 250 calories per 4-ounce breast (cheese and sauce included)

Calories may vary depending on the brand of ingredients, substitutions and serving size.

Gluten Free, Low Carb

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