TOMATO MOZZARELLA BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS ITALIAN STYLE
With this easy to make Cast Iron Tomato Mozzarella Baked Chicken with freshly picked basil leaves, the Italian flair is fully achieved. Tenderness of the chicken breasts together with the Caprese flavors will let you enjoy it day after day.
This recipe came in and about, when I have finished making our favorite Rainbow Keto Pizza Recipe with beautiful colorful tomatoes, I have manage to purchase in our Vegetable market.
I have suddenly realized, there ares still so many tomatoes left, that I had to come up with something special. And since tomatoes goes together with summer season and lots of dishes with tomatoes comes from Italy, I have decided to make an Italian dish with a bit of Caprese flair.
Lets join our Italian Caprese fiesta with our Easy to make Tomato Mozzarella baked Chicken Breasts in the skillet topped with fresh basil leaves.
Cast Iron or Skillet
As for some, who are following me, you might have realized, I have started using Cast Iron more often.
I have actually purchased my first one only a couple of month ago after seeing and hearing so much about it. And I have to say, do not regret a second of it. I now, use it as much as I can and suggest to all of my friends.
The food from the cast Iron really tastes much different as if you use a normal pan. And I just love the simplicity of it, where you can start on the stove and finish your dish in the oven without having to move your dish into a oven safe pan.
Skillet is for all. Even for your BBQ dishes.
I just wish we have bigger kitchen where I would be able to make a Skillet collection one day. I am already for the lookout for those tiny single serving little cast Iron pans.
Easy instructions on how to make Tomato Mozzarella Baked Chicken
First Step: Heat the Cast Iron
One of the most important steps in using a cast iron is the heat. Apart of having the skillet properly conditioned with oil, it also needs to be fully heated up.
Be careful if you are not used to the skillets, because once heated, the handles are burning hot as well.
Once the Cast Iron is hot, add butter and let it melt.
Second Step: Onion
Cut your onion into small squares and add it into the melted butter. Cook it until golden brown and ready.
Have our Bone Broth ready on the side.
Once you feel, the cat iron needs a bit of liquid, just pour bit by bit from the perfect bone broth into the dish.
Third Step: Chicken
Pick the similar size chicken breast, for them to cook and bake evenly.
Once the onion is browned, add chicken breast into the cast iron and cook it for about 7-10 minutes, turning it few times.
Fourth Step: Spices
Once turned, add your spices. Do not forget Turmeric, which I actually add into almost any dish.
Turmeric has got great health benefits and can not really be forgotten. It does not really have a strong flavor and therefore it is added in our house into every dish.
Add a bit of bone broth, if you feel like the dish needs to get more liquid.
Fifth Step: Tomatoes
Use baby colorful tomatoes for the refreshing look of this Caprese Chicken Breast and spread the around the chicken breast.
It is advisable to cut them into halves, for the tomatoes to release their own liquid and flavor once baked.
Sixth Step: Garlic and Mozzarella
Add mini mozzarella and baby garlic around the dish and fill it up with remaining Keto Bone Broth you have already used.
Seventh Step: Bake
Place it into the already preheated oven oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Finish it up with fresh basil and serve.
Frequently asked questions and answers.
Can you use different cheese?
You can definitely try and experiment with your favorite cheese variation. It would not be Caprese anymore, but still a great chicken dish.
I personally would go next with blue cheese for a change. Or a pieces of Camembert added into the dish. Yum. Drolling already.
Can you store Skillet Tomato Mozzarella Baked Chicken?
If I have still half of the dish left, I normally store it in the fridge with the whole skillet. I then reheat the skillet in the oven and serve as usual.
If only one piece of chicken breast is left, that is normally stored in the air tight glass container for up to 3-4 days.
Can you reheat Tomato Mozzarella Baked Chicken?
You certainly can. Place it back into the oven for the proper reheat.
You can also cut the chicken breast into smaller pieces and reheat it straight on the pan.
Or use a third option – not my favorite – microwave. Here be careful, that the chicken dos not gets really hard after reheating.
Can you freeze Caprese Chicken?
This is also an option, but I would not recommend it. Once unfrozen, tomatoes and cheese will get really soggy and taste would be completely different.
I normally like to freeze just pieces of chicken breast. Those are always taken out and cooked straight. And it is only the amount we are going to consume right away.
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- Switch the oven to 200C or 400F
- Heat up the skillet to fully hot
- Place 1 Tbsp of butter to melt
- Add choped onion and cook until golden brown
- add chicken breasts and cook for about 10 minutes, turning it every 2-3 minutes.
- While cooking and runing the chicken breast, add spices and Turmeric
- Onced cooked, add chopped tomatoes, baby garlic heads cut into halves and mini mozzarella
- Pour Bone Broth and place the skillet into the oven to bake for 20 minutes
- Bon appetit
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Amount Per Serving Calories 302 Total Fat 12g Carbohydrates 9g Fiber 3g Protein 43g
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Tomato Mozzarella Baked Chicken
Get an Italian flair feeling with this easy to make Cast Iron Tomato Mozzarella Baked Chicken with basil leaves. Tenderness of the chicken breasts together with the Caprese flavors will let you enjoy it day after day.
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