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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast

A mozzarella stuffed chicken breast is a simple gluten free option for a meal. This recipe takes about 20 minutes to make and only uses one pan. It uses extremely few staple ingredients that combine into a filling and delicious dinner that is versatile enough to serve on its own or with any number of side options.

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: chicken
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil

For the Sauce:

  • 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or Italian seasoning)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Slice each chicken breast horizontally, stopping about a half inch before slicing all the way through the chicken breast
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the spices together. Then liberally season all sides of the outside of the chicken breasts
  3. In the slices you made in the chicken breasts, stuff with the mozzarella cheese and use a toothpick to secure if needed
  4. Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the chicken breasts into the skillet once the oil is hot. Sear the chicken for 4-5 minutes, or until the bottom side of the chicken breasts are golden brown and come up off the pan easily
  5. Flip the chicken and cook another 4 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, add the crushed tomatoes and seasonings into a bowl and combine
  6. Pour the crushed tomatoes into the skillet, around the chicken, not overtop. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat to medium.
  7. Cover and let simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees F. and mozzarella is bubbly
  8. Garnish with additional parsley, and adjust salt and pepper to taste