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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

This sautéed chicken is well seasoned, stuffed with gooey mozzarella, and simmers in a simple tomato sauce. Adults and kids alike go crazy for this entree that looks complicated but is so easy to make!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 people



  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3 tbsp olive or avocado oil

Easy Tomato Sauce

  • 15 oz canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Slice each chicken breast horizontally about halfway through to create a pocket for the stuffing.
  • In a small bowl, stir together salt, dried basil, dried oregano, pepper, and garlic powder. Press the seasoning mixture into the top and bottom of your chicken.
  • Carefully stuff the chicken breasts with the mozzarella cheese. You can use a toothpick to secure the chicken if they look a little overfilled.
  • Add oil to a large skillet and heat to medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully add the stuffed chicken breasts. Sauté for 4 minutes or until the side touching the pan is a golden brown. Gently flip the chicken and cook another 3 to 4 minutes or until the remaining side is also a golden brown.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the canned crushed tomatoes, garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add the tomato sauce to the skillet in the spaces surrounding the chicken. Cover and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes (depending on how thick the chicken is) or until chicken is cooked through. Chicken should have no pink in the middle and have a minimum internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Taste and add more salt or black pepper, if desired.


Want more sauce? You can easily double the sauce ingredients if you like and if your skillet can accommodate it all!


Calories: 496kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 58g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 172mg, Sodium: 1495mg, Potassium: 1174mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 533IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 243mg, Iron: 3mg