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Low Carb Mozzarella Chicken Bake
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Mozzarella Chicken Bake

This Mozzarella Chicken Bake is a great Keto Dinner choice that is low carb and delicious with fresh buffalo mozzarella topping.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken Dinner Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Tbsp Italian seasoning divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ Cup chicken broth preferably organic
  • ½ Cup multi-colored cherry tomatoes quartered*
  • 8 oz fresh Mozzarella cheese sliced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven to 425°F.
  • On the stove, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  • Then, rub the chicken thighs with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet.
  • Next, cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust.
  • Then, remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning.
  • Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
  • Transfer skillet into pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or untilchicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted.
  • Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  • To serve, top chicken with some pan sauce and fresh basil sprigs, if desired.
  • Serve immediately with loaded cauliflower au gratin for a complete low carb high fat meal meal or your choice of sides. Enjoy!