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Mozzarella Chicken with Quick Homemade Sauce
What You Need
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 slices mozzarella cheese about 1/2" thick
  • Chopped basil for garnish
  • Pasta or spaghetti prep this while cooking your chicken or just prior so it's done around the same time.
Instructions
  1. First, you have to prep the chicken. Make sure you put a little bit of salt and pepper on your chicken breasts. Heat up your skillet over med-high heat and add a little olive oil. Add your chicken and cook on both sides approx 4 minutes on each side (Till cooked through). Personally, I find that pounding the chicken flat helps cook faster. Once the chicken is cooked, move to a plate.
  2. To create your tomato sauce, you will need to turn the oven on broil. Add your chopped onions into the pan and saute in oil for a few minutes, just until soft, and add your garlic for an additional 45 seconds. Now add your crushed tomatoes, seasonings, red pepper, basil, and pest. Combine by stirring and let sauce come up to simmer. Now add 1/4th cup water, lower your heat, and cover the pan for approximately 10 minutes to thicken the sauce. You can add some salt and pepper if you like.
  3. Now add your cooked chicken to the sauce and spread some of the sauce over the chicken. Top with cheese. Place your pan in the broiler for approx 2 minutes to melt and color cheese. Be careful when pulling out! Top wit extras like fresh basil and parsley.