Easy Mozzarella Chicken Parmesan Recipe


4 5-ounce (150 gram) boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Salt and pepper, to season

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 fire roasted pepper, (fire roasted capsicum), chopped

15- ounces 425 grams crushed tomatoes, OR tomato puree (Passata)

2 tablespoons tomato paste, garlic and herb flavoured if possible

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes OPTIONAL

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella

1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley, to garnish


Easy Mozzarella Chicken Parmesan Recipe



Arrange oven shelf to the middle of the oven. Preheat broiler (or grill in Australia) on medium heat.

Season chicken with 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken on both sides until browned and cooked through (about 8 minutes each side). Transfer to a plate; set aside.

Cook the onion in the same pan until transparent (about 3-4 minutes) scraping any browned bits form the bottom of the pan, then add in the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add the fire roasted pepper (or capsicum), crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, crushed red pepper flakes (if including) and remaining Italian seasoning. Give it a good stir to mix well.

Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken while stirring occasionally (about 4 minutes).

Arrange the chicken in the sauce and top each breast with 2-3 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese per breast.

Transfer to the oven to broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese in browned and bubbling.

Garnish with parsley and serve.