Chicken Breasts with Mozzarella Cheese

Easy chicken with mozzarella cheese

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
431 Calories
14g Fat
26g Carbs
47g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 431
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 466mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is an easy mozzarella chicken recipe. Chicken breast halves are cooked in butter then broiled with a topping of mushrooms and cheese.

It's a fabulous entree to make for a special dinner, but it's easy enough for an everyday family meal.

Feel free to use a mixture of mushroom varieties to make this simple meal extra-special. Serve with a tossed salad and ​baked potatoes or rice pilaf.

Ingredients

  • 4 breast boneless chicken breast

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms

  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup rice, optional for serving

  • 8 ounces cooked pasta, optional for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Pound chicken breast halves until evenly thin. Dredge chicken with flour.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Cook chicken in butter for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side, until tender and cooked through.

  3. Remove chicken to a shallow baking dish; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet and sauté mushrooms until tender.

  5. Arrange mushroom slices on top of each piece of chicken; cover with a slice of cheese. Place the remaining mushrooms around the chicken.

  6. Place chicken breasts under a hot broiler until cheese is melted.

  7. Serve immediately with hot buttered pasta or rice.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.