An easy way to dress up chicken breasts, this recipe incorporates a tasty smoked mozzarella cheese. Cooked in a cast iron skillet, you can keep your oven off and your kitchen cool!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken breasts on a work surface and cover with waxed paper. Pound each breast with the smooth side of a meat mallet to an even thickness. Sprinkle both sides with oregano, onion powder, and salt.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add chicken breasts and cook for about 4 minutes. Flip and cook about 3 minutes longer. Top each breast with sliced mozzarella. Cover the skillet and cook until cheese has melted and chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 2 to 3 minutes longer. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Remove from the skillet and allow to cool for 1 minute before serving.

Nutrition Facts

319 calories; protein 33.7g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 94.6mg; sodium 848.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2020
I smoke my own cheese and was looking for ways to use up the mozzarella. This was very tasty! I might change up the seasonings next time. To note: I used way less cheese than called for. I'm a huge cheese lover, but a whole block of cheese on 4 breasts was a bit much. Also, depending on the size of your chicken breasts, you might have to cook them a few extra minutes. Few ingredients and great flavor for a simple weekday meal. Read More
(3)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2020
I smoke my own cheese and was looking for ways to use up the mozzarella. This was very tasty! I might change up the seasonings next time. To note: I used way less cheese than called for. I'm a huge cheese lover, but a whole block of cheese on 4 breasts was a bit much. Also, depending on the size of your chicken breasts, you might have to cook them a few extra minutes. Few ingredients and great flavor for a simple weekday meal. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2020
Good recipe. Wife and I both enjoyed it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2020
My husband and I enjoyed this! I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2020
Super easy! It came out delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2021
Was easy to make, a keeper! Very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2021
Very easy to make and the smoked mozzarella was delicious. Served it with twice baked potatoes and a spinach salad. Very quick. Read More
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