Here, balsamic-simmered chicken is roasted until juicy and topped with melty mozzarella, fresh basil and ripe heirloom tomatoes for guaranteed satisfaction in each bite. Opt for a high-quality vinegar for the best flavor.
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- 4 serving(s)
- Total Time:
- 30 mins
- 1 tbsp.
6-0z boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 lbs total)
Kosher salt and pepper
- 1/4 c.
- 6 oz.
fresh mozzarella, sliced
- 1/4 c.
vine-ripe or heirloom tomato, sliced 1/4 in. thick
- Step 1Heat oven to 400°F. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet on medium-high. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook until deep golden brown on 1 side, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Step 2Flip chicken and cook 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium, add balsamic vinegar and gently simmer until slightly thickened and syrupy, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and roast 10 minutes.
- Step 3Turn chicken to coat in vinegar, top with mozzarella and roast until chicken registers 165°F on instant-
read thermometer and cheese begins to melt, about 2 minutes.
- Step 4Serve topped with basil leaves and tomato and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with any additional balsamic glaze from skillet if desired.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 376 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated), 155 mg cholesterol, 489 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 3 g sugar (0 g added sugar), 48 g protein
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Kate Merker (she/her) is the Chief Food Director of the Hearst Lifestyle Group, overseeing the team that produces food content for several Hearst titles, including Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Prevention, Woman’s Day and Country Living. She has clocked nearly 20 years of experience in food media and before that, worked at some of New York City’s finest restaurants.
Source : Goodhousekeeping