Sheet-Pan Chicken with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

The children I care for call this “Pizza Chicken.” It’s super easy to make in the oven just on a baking sheet. I found the recipe on the epicurious web site. You can always not add pepperoni or onions if the children don’t like these ingredients.

You Will Need:

3 pints grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. white balsamic or white wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
4 pieces thin-sliced skinless, boneless chicken breast, or 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 lb.)
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
10 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced into rounds
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced into rounds
1/2 cup pepperoni (about 3 oz.), thinly sliced crosswise

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss tomatoes, oil, vinegar, garlic, 1 Tbsp. oregano, and 1 tsp. salt on an 18×13″ rimmed baking sheet.

2. If using skinless, boneless chicken breasts, slice them into 4 cutlets: Holding knife blade parallel to board, cut breast in half, slicing along a long side, to make 2 pieces.

3. Season chicken on all sides with pepper and remaining 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. oregano. Nestle chicken into tomato mixture. Roast until chicken is almost fully cooked through and tomatoes are starting to burst, 8–10 minutes. Arrange mozzarella rounds over chicken and tomatoes. Return to oven and roast until cheese is melted and chicken is fully cooked through, 2–4 minutes. Top with onion and peperoncini.

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