1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 5 or 6 thighs)
Salt and pepper
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 5 or 6 slices
1 medium tomato, sliced into 5 or 6 slices (as many as you have thighs)
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a large skillet / frying pan heat oil until over medium heat until shimmering. Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper and add in a single layer to pan. Sear on the first side until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, then sear on the second side another 2 to 3 minutes.
Arrange chicken in a single layer in a medium casserole dish or glass baking pan. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh mozzarella, then top each with a slice of tomato.
Bake in oven for 25 to 28 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling and chicken is cooked through. Turn on broiler / grill for 2 or 3 min to brown the top of the cheese.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.
Nutrition Info: Food energy: 368kcal, Total fat: 18.65g, Calories from fat: 167, Cholesterol: 178mg, Carbohydrate: 1.47g, Total dietary fiber: 0.16g, Protein: 42.73g, Sodium: 758mg
Oh what a fabulous recipe - many thanks to Carolyn here