Chicken Breasts with Mozzarella Cheese

Easy Chicken With Mozzarella Cheese
Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (7)
  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1427 Calories
86g Fat
17g Carbs
138g Protein
(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 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 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.