How to make Baked Mozarella Chicken -

This is a delicious one dish meal, just serve it with garlic bread.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Mozzarella cheese (मोज़ारेला चीज़)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Baked Mozarella Chicken

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Baked Mozarella Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts 2

  • Mozzarella cheese ½ cup

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Fresh basil leaves a few

  • Garlic cloves chopped 3-4

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Processed cheese ½ cup

  • Fresh tomato puree ½ cup

  • White sauce 1 cup

  • Mixed herbs dried 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Parsley sprigs for garnish

Method

Step 1

Slice the chicken horizontally into two thin slices. Marinate with salt, chilli flakes, half the garlic and few drops of the oil.

Step 2

Rub the marinade well onto the chicken and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat one tablespoon oil a nonstick pan for the tomato sauce. Add the remaining garlic and sauté for a minute or till it turns light brown in colour.

Step 4

Add the tomato, tomato puree and salt. Mix well and cook until the sauce thickens.

Step 5

Add the tomato ketchup. Tear a few basil leaves into the sauce and remove from heat.

Step 6

Heat the remaining oil in a nonstick grill pan for the chicken. Cook the chicken for a minute on each side till it is half cooked. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 7

Slice the chicken and set aside.

Step 8

In a baking dish, spread a layer of the tomato sauce at the bottom, then arrange the chicken slices and then crumble the mozzarella cheese.

Step 9

Then spread the white sauce and sprinkle the grated cheese evenly.

Step 10

Bake in a preheated oven to 180° C for 15-20 minutes or till the top is light brown in colour.

Step 11

Garnish with a sprig of parsley.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.