I am a huge cheese fan. I mean, if I listed my top five favorite foods of all time, cheese would be at the top – mozzarella, to be specific. Cheddar is just below it, but ohmygosh I love cheese so much. Now that I've declared my love for this delicious ooey-gooey-ness, let's talk about this easy mozzarella chicken recipe I just made.
Low Carb Mozzarella Chicken Thighs
Simple ingredients (chicken, mozzarella, tomato) make the best dishes. I'm always juggling kids, blogging, and my health. My health had to be rushed to the front of the line and the top of the pile once I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We started eating low carb dinners as soon as I found out how beneficial it was for cancer patients.
Start this meal off with one tablespoon of any healthy oil. You can use avocado oil, coconut oil, or vegetable oil. Healthy fats are a critical ingredient in any keto diet. You want high fat, medium protein, low carb. That's how I always remember it: high, medium, low.
I'm looking for another mozzarella chicken recipe as we speak because OMG. I can't get enough of this delicious cheese… just one more reason I love the low carb life!
Be sure to check out my Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl for another delicious, simple low carb dinner.Print
- 3 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1½ T. Italian seasoning, divided
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 3 T. unsalted butter
- ¼ c. chicken broth, preferably organic
- ½ c. cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 8 oz. fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced
- ½ t. red pepper flakes
Optional garnish: Sprigs fresh basil
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
Rub the chicken thighs with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust.
Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Transfer skillet into pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted.
Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
To serve, top chicken with some pan sauce and fresh basil sprigs, if desired.
- Carbohydrates: 2.16g