The easiest garlic butter tomato baked chicken with mozzarella. It’s a one pan recipe that comes complete with roasted sweet balsamic tomatoes, cooked chicken with melty mozzarella and the most fantastic sauce for your quinoa, rice, pasta, or veggies!
1 tablespoons EACH: olive oil and white wine vinegar
3 cloves minced garlic
¼ – ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
BALSAMIC TOMATO PAN SAUCE:
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons EACH: balsamic vinegar and melted butter
1 tablespoon honey
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped basil
½ teaspoon EACH: onion powder and dried thyme
1- 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
MARINATE: Add all the ingredients except the chicken breasts into a zip top bag along with 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Seal the bag and shake until mixed. Add the chicken breasts, seal, and massage so the chicken is covered in the marinade, set aside for 10-15 minutes while you prep the remaining ingredients. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 425ºF.
BALSAMIC TOMATO PAN SAUCE: Add all the ingredients except the mozzarella to an oven-safe baking dish, along with a big pinch of salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Move the tomatoes around the edges and place the chicken breasts in the center.