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Rustic Tuscan Chicken Skillet with Melty Mozzarella

A simple yet delightful dinner in under 30 minutes! In this Tuscan style dish, juicy chicken tenderloins are pan-seared and topped with melted mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and aromatic basil pesto. Finished off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze, this Rustic Tuscan Chicken Skillet is full of deep, sati...
20 min
TOTAL TIME
355
CALORIES
$2.55
PER SERVING
Rustic Tuscan Chicken Skillet with Melty Mozzarella
Directions
9 STEPS
10 min
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
20 min
TOTAL TIME
1
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
2
Wash the chicken tenderloins and pat them dry with a clean towel.
3
Season the chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes to enhance the flavors.
4
Heat the olive oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken tenderloins.
5
Cook the chicken on each side for about 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked thoroughly. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees F.
6
Turn off the heat. Spread 2 tablespoons of basil pesto on each chicken piece.
7
Top each chicken piece with a slice of mozzarella cheese and a slice of tomato.
8
Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
9
Remove from the oven and top with the fresh basil slices and a drizzle of balsamic glaze to serve.
Health Info
Macros
7g
CARBS
28g
FAT
36g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
GLUTEN FREE
LACTOSE FREE
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
Contains these allergens
MILK
TREE NUTS
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