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Quick and Easy Dinner: Mozzarella Chicken Skillet

Kim Lee
Introducing the mozzarella chicken skillet. You can't go wrong with this hearty, warm, cheese-loaded dinner that can be ready in just 15 minutes.
Course Main
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • about 24 ounces of your favorite marinara I like any Rao's variety
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese or 1 cup shredded
  • Optional for serving: chopped parsley or basil + pasta


  • Heat a large nonstick skillet with olive oil over medium high heat. Sprinkle chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides. Add chicken to skillet and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side or until the chicken is completely cooked through.
  • If you are planning on serving this with pasta, get the water going and cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • Preheat the oven on broiler setting. Add tomato sauce to skillet with chicken, when sauce reaches a simmer, lower heat, cover to fully heat sauce. This will only take a few minutes.
  • Once sauce is fully heated, top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese gets nice and bubbly and just melts. Top with chopped parsley or basil. Serve immediately with pasta and a salad, if desired.