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cooked chicken breasts in a black skillet, and topped with melted cheese, tomatoes, and spinach

Mozzarella Chicken with Creamy Tomato Sauce

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Pan-seared chicken breasts are cooked to perfection, and then broiled with mozzarella cheese and a sauce of fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, and butter.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 329


  • 4 (1 pound, total) boneless skinless chicken breasts, about ½-inch thick
  • Cooking oil spray
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or avocado oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 to 4 fresh tomatoes, about 1 pound, chopped (or 14.5 ounces canned fire roasted diced tomatoes)
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth or dry white wine
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 to 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to BROIL. Lightly spray chicken breasts with cooking oil.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, sweet paprika, salt, and pepper. Rub the chicken breasts with the seasoning mix.
  • Heat vegetable oil and ½ tablespoon butter in a large, 12-inch oven-safe skillet set over medium heat. Add chicken to the hot oil and cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and browned. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Chicken is cooked through when internal temperature registers at 165˚F. Use an Instant Read Thermometer for accuracy. Remove cooked chicken from skillet and set aside; keep covered.
  • Add remaining butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes, or until it starts to soften. Stir in garlic and cook for 20 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add tomatoes; increase heat to medium-high, and continue to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tomatoes break down and release their juices. If using canned tomatoes, cook until heated through and bubbling.
  • Stir in chicken broth or wine; cook for 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook for a minute, or until spinach is wilted. Transfer chicken breasts back to the skillet. Top each chicken breast with shredded cheese.
  • Broil in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven. Garnish with parsley and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella Chicken with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 384mg16%
Potassium 904mg26%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 4059IU81%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 205mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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