EASY Keto/Low Carb Chicken Mozzarella!!


4 5-oz boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Salt and pepper, to season

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 fire roasted pepper, chopped

15 oz crushed tomatoes, OR tomato puree 

2 tablespoons tomato paste, garlic and herb flavored if possible

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes, OPTIONAL

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella

1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley, to garnish


Arrange oven shelf to the middle of the oven. Preheat broiler on medium heat.

Season chicken with 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken on both sides until browned and cooked through (about 8 minutes each side). Transfer to a plate; set aside.

Cook the onion in the same pan until transparent (about 3-4 minutes) scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, then add in the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add the fire roasted pepper, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, crushed red pepper flakes (if including) and remaining 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Give it a good stir to mix well.

Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken while stirring occasionally (about 4 minutes).

Arrange the chicken in the sauce and top each breast with 2-3 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese per breast. Transfer to the oven to broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is browned and bubbling.

Garnish with parsley and serve - Enjoy!