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Easy One Skillet Chicken Caprese

Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, yet elegant enough for entertaining. The perfect dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Dinner Recipe, Easy One Pan Chicken Dinner Recipe, Easy One Skillet Chicken Caprese, Family Favorite, Family Favorites Recipe, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Menu Planning Central



  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1-1/2 T. Italian seasoning divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 T. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c. chicken broth preferably organic
  • 1/2 c. multi-colored cherry tomatoes quartered (see Quick Tip)
  • 8 oz. fresh Mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1/2 t. red pepper flakes

Optional garnish:

  • Sprigs fresh basil


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  3. Rub the chicken thighs with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet.
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
  5. Transfer skillet into pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  6. To serve, top chicken with some pan sauce and fresh basil sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately with loaded cauliflower au gratin for a complete LCHF meal or your choice of sides. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Quick Tip: Multi-color tomatoes are suggested for the best visual appeal. Feel free to substitute any fresh tomatoes of choice.