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One Pan Balsamic Chicken - easy and flavorful chicken breast recipe baked in the oven with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil | @littlebroken

One Pan Balsamic Chicken

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


One-pan balsamic chicken is a new twist on the traditional dish. Chicken is quickly marinated in unexpected combo and baked with mozzarella, tomatoes, and finished off with basil.


  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 1 1/2 Tbsp.)
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness*
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine)**, halved
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • kosher salt and fresh black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, tomato sauce, and lemon juice. Add chicken to the marinade tossing to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is marinating, toss together the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Melt butter over high heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Remove the chicken from the marinade and add to the hot skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side or until lightly golden brown, seasoning both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Immediately, offheat, top the chicken with tomato mixture and bake uncovered for 18-23 minutes or until fully cooked through. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


*to pound the chicken, place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap or into a gallon size ziploc bag and using a mallot or rolling pin, pound the chicken to even thickness (p.s. don’t skip this step….pounding chicken helps it cooks evenly, faster, tenderizes the meat, and results in moister meat)
**measured out without any liquid

Keywords: one pan, easy, quick,