Chicken Margherita (with Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella)

Chicken Scallopini Margherita (with Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella)

  • 4 Chicken Breast
  • 1 tbsp. Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Italian Herbs
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2-3 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 C Fresh Basil, sliced thin
  • 1 C Mozzarella
  • 1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
  • Pre heat your oven to 425 F then line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Butterfly the chicken breast by slicing it through the middle to reduce the thickness by half. Cover the breast pieces with plastic wrap and pound flat so they are an even thickness. Season the chicken on all sides with the salt, pepper and herbs. Pre heat a large skillet over medium heat, add half of the oil to the pan, when it smokes place 4 pieces of chicken in the pan. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes turn and repeat. Remove the chicken from the pan and place onto the baking sheet Add more oil to the pan and repeat with the rest of the chicken.

    Place the sliced tomato evenly over the chicken, top with basil and cheeses then bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Garnish the chicken with lemon and more basil.

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