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In our house, we're allllll about simple recipes, especially when it comes to dinner. Even though I'm a huge fan of meal prepping on Sundays and take full advantage of that time in the kitchen, I love having one-pan meals that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. And, of course, the fewer ingredients, steps, and dishes to clean, the better!
This recipe for One-Pan Chicken With Tomato Butter, Pancetta & Mozzarella couldn't be easier to make - the steps are easy and quick. You only need one pan and 8 ingredients (many of which you probably already have in your kitchen) and dinner is served!
I also love that this recipe is so versatile. You can serve it with the sauce over pasta, quinoa, rice, or your favorite veggies. The leftovers also make a great sandwich as well as a satisfying addition to a green salad.
The star ingredient of this meal is the tomato butter. Holy cow, I need to stock my kitchen cabinets with this stuff! For real. It was my first time trying it, and I can honestly say that I am totally and completely obsessed! Made from a reduction of New York tomatoes and apples and enhanced with fresh ginger and spices, this tomato butter has a bright, tangy, and slightly sweet flavor. It tastes incredible on sandwiches and toast or paired with cheese. And, of course, this tomato butter is perfect when paired with chicken! I'm telling ya, you need to try this recipe! 🙂
One-Pan Chicken With Tomato Butter, Pancetta & Mozzarella
- 4 chicken breasts (approximately 2 pounds total)
- 6 ounces tomato butter
- 6 ounces marinara sauce
- 4 ounces pancetta, cooked and chopped into small pieces
- 2 ounces mozzarella, sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2-3 basil leaves, finely chopped
- salt + pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. In a large oven-proof skillet, warm olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken breasts and cook for about 8 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, combine tomato butter, marinara sauce, pancetta, garlic, and basil in a mixing bowl.
Next, add this sauce to the skillet and then transfer skillet to oven and cook (uncovered) until chicken is fully cooked through, about 25 minutes.