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Olive Mozzarella Chicken Bake

This Olive Mozzarella Chicken Bake is so easy to make and a great family dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Olive Mozzarella Chicken Bake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 395 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt I use seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 boneless chicken breasts cut into large pieces
  • 1 -2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic or to taste
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 8 ounce can sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups pasta sauce home-made or one 14-ounce jar store-bought
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup sliced pimento stuffed olive
  • 6 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper and coat the chicken pieces (shake off any excess flour).
  3. In a fry pan heat the olive oil with butter. Brown the coated chicken pieces on all sides. Place into prepared 2-quart shallow baking dish.
  4. In the same fry pan, saute the onion and garlic in the same drippings until tender. Stir in mushrooms, pasta sauce and olives; bring to a simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon occasionally.
  5. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken pieces. Top with mozza cheese.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is done.