Updated: Jul 28
This is a great weeknight meal. It's so simple but packs great flavor. I love the marinade. I use the marinade as a salad dressing as well. You can make another batch and serve your mozzarella chicken with a side salad that completely complements the flavor.
4-6 chicken breasts or 2-3 halved
Mozzarella and/or Italian blend cheese
Fresh basil or dry basil sprinkled over the cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
4 T vinegar- white wine or apple cider
1 T grated parmesan cheese
1 T Italian Seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp pepper
Combine all marinade ingredients.
Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally and place in the marinade for at least 30 min.
Grill or brown the chicken breasts, discarding marinade. Just give them good marks as they will finish cooking in the oven. (You can also cook it completely and serve it there. yum)
Place chicken breasts in a casserole and top with mozzarella, fresh tomato slices, and fresh basil. If you prefer you can simply shake over basil or Italian seasoning on the cheese.
Bake at 400* for approximately 20 minutes.
I made this marinade because my hon and I were eating Keto for a while and I fell in love with marinating food. It was all meat so I was searching for methods to seriously bump up the flavor. This marinade is good enough on the chicken breast that there have been times that I planned to just grill the marinated chicken and serve.