Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.

Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.

At this time of the year, I have so many things to do, that I need simple weeknight recipes that my kids will love and that can easily be prepped ahead… I’m always looking for great, easy, healthy and tasty chicken breast recipes.
We eat more chicken in our house than any other meat for sure. Chicken is cheaper than other meat and it is so versatile. There´s a lot of meals that you can prepare with chicken. And in the other way chicken is white meat which is healthier than red meat.

Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.

Some people don’t like chicken breast because they say that it´s dry and flavorless chicken. Now I’m going to tell you my secrets to make the juiciest, flavorful and tender oven baked boneless and skinless chicken breast.

  • I always let the chicken marinade in fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper. It’s best to marinate chicken breasts 1 to 2 hours before baking. There isn’t a need to go longer than that. It’s a magical mixture of fresh lemon, salt, and pepper. Simple, simple, but it can make a difference. The marinade works wonders with all cuts of chicken as well as pork, by the way.

Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.

  • Another secret is that I seal the meat in a frying pan with two tablespoons of olive oil and a crushed garlic clove.

Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.

  • Don´t overcook the chicken breast. Set your oven to 220ºC / 430º F for about 15 – 20 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken breasts, it could take longer), or until juices run clear and breasts are no longer pink in the middle. If you’re in doubt, use a meat thermometer to make sure your chicken is heated through to 160-170°F (or 70-75°C). Cooking time can vary though, depending on how thick your chicken breasts are, how hot your oven runs and if you have preheated it before baking.

Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.

  • Then cover the chicken breast with sliced fresh mozzarella and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Allow your chicken to rest for 5 minutes before cutting into it.

Trust me. I promise that if you follow this method exactly, you won’t be disappointed.

Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.

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Chicken Breast with Mozzarella & Tomatoes
Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.
Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 garlic clove crashed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil to garnish
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 garlic clove crashed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil to garnish
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
Oven Baked Chicken Breast with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is healthy, keto, simple, flavorful, and so tender…this is a great weeknight dinner recipe.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C | 430°F
  2. Place chicken breasts in a bowl. Season with lemon juice, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper . Rub seasoning all over each breast. Let marinate for 1 hour or 2.
  3. Preheat oven to 220ºC / 430º F
  4. Seal the chicken breast in a frying pan with two tablespoons of olive oil and a crushed garlic clove.
  5. Pour the chicken into a baking sheet with balsamic vinager and white wine.
  6. Arrange halved tomatoes around the chicken.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes (depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts). Sprinkle with sliced mozzarella cheese and grill for 4-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish with basil and with another half of cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 492 | Total Fat: 17 g | Cholesterol: 17 mg | Total Carbohydrate: 9 g | Protein: 61 g