Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 385KCAL

This Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella recipes is slimming friendly and great for counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories385
  • Carbs27g
  • Protein31g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars17g

If you have an abundance of chicken breasts in the freezer, and have been trying to think of interesting ways to use them, this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella is just the recipe for you.

It doesn’t take very long to prep or cook – and you can use the time the chicken is in the oven to prepare any pasta/couscous/rice to go with it, or vegetables if you want to keep it light!

If you have any leftover tomato sauce from our Rotolo recipe, mix it up with some cooked pasta for a great accompaniment to this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella.

What diets is this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella suitable for?

This Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made vegetarian as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian versions;

  • Chicken breasts

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella?

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You will need a pan that is able to transfer into the oven, or be happy to transfer your ingredients into an oven dish for baking. If you want a pan suitable for both the hob and the oven, you can get one from Amazon.

How many calories are in this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella?

There are 385 calories per portion in this Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 200°C. Spray a large frying pan with a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray and heat. Season the chicken breasts with plenty of salt and pepper and fry for 6 minutes on each side then set aside.

Step 2

Using the same frying pan (don’t wipe) fry the onion and garlic until the onion starts to soften. Add the balsamic, tomatoes and courgette (they’ll bubble and that’s ok) cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently.

Step 3

Add the basil and return the chicken to the pan, cook for 3 minutes on each side.

Step 4

Put the pan in the oven (or in an oven proof dish if your pan isn’t suitable) and set a timer for 15 minutes.

Step 5

After 15 minutes place the cheese on top of the chicken and cook for a further 5-10 minutes. Use a thermometer to check your chicken breast is cooked through before serving (needs to get to 74°C for a couple of minutes).

Step 6

Serve with greens and your choice of pasta/rice or couscous.

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How do you know when Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella is cooked?

Use a thermometer to check your chicken breast is cooked through before serving (needs to get to 74°C for a couple of minutes).

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella?

We would not recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella

This Chicken Breast with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella recipes is slimming friendly and great for counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 385
  • Carbs 27G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 20 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 large chicken breasts skinless
  • 1 red onion chopped finely
  • 1 courgette chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 100 ml balsamic vinegar
  • ½ bunch fresh basil roughly chopped
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 70 g reduced fat mozzarella

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Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C. Spray a large frying pan with a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray and heat. Season the chicken breasts with plenty of salt and pepper and fry for 6 minutes on each side then set aside
  2. Using the same frying pan (don't wipe) fry the onion and garlic until the onion starts to soften. Add the Balsamic, tomatoes and courgette (they'll bubble and that's ok) cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently
  3. Add the basil and return the chicken to the pan, cook for 3 minutes on each side
  4. Put the pan in the oven (or in an oven proof dish if your pan isn't suitable) and set a timer for 15 minutes
  5. After 15 minutes place the cheese on top of the chicken and cook for a further 5-10 minutes. Use a thermometer to check your chicken breast is cooked through before serving (needs to get to 74°C for a couple of minutes)
  6. Serve with greens and your choice of pasta/rice or cous cous

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