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

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.


  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup flour for dredging
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

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.