One Pan Mozzarella Chicken Thighs

This quick, healthy, and Keto-friendly one-skillet recipe for Mozzarella Chicken Thighs is sure to become a family favorite!




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There’s nothing like an easy and quick one-pan meal. A delicious and fast dinner, that is also healthy, just can’t be beaten.


More one-pan chicken meals to enjoy are my Pecorino Chicken and Artichoke Tomato Chicken.



One Skillet Keto Chicken Thighs


Keto Mozzarella Chicken Thighs



To make this recipe, you’ll need a sturdy skillet that is oven-safe. A good rule of thumb when choosing the perfect oven-ready skillet is to make sure it can withstand heat up to 500°F. It should be able to be used on the stovetop, in the oven and in the broiler. The oven-safe skillet I use can even be stored in the freezer and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.



If you do not have an oven-safe pan to use, you can still make this main dish. Simply (but carefully) transfer the chicken thighs, after searing them, into a baking pan and follow the rest of the recipe directions.








I like to use multi-colored tomatoes because it gives such a great color to the finished dish, but any tomatoes will be fine, just be sure to cut them in bite-size pieces. 


Multi Colored Cherry Tomatoes






Be sure to check out my other chicken recipes:


Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup

Caprese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken

Chicken Cheddar Broccoli Hot Pockets


I know you’ll enjoy this quick and easy recipe for keto mozzarella and tomato chicken thighs that cook in one skillet as much as I do.


Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella and Tomatoes


When you give this chicken thighs recipe a try, leave me a comment and tell me how you liked it!








One Pan Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

One Pan Mozzarella Chicken Thighs

Tender chicken thighs smothered in fresh mozzarella and tomatoes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Keto
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 lb chicken thighs boneless
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • tbsp Italian seasoning divided
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt % pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  • Rub the remaining olive oil on the chicken thighs. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with one tablespoon of the Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper to taste. Place chicken thighs into heated pan.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, until the chicken develops a golden crust. Remove from heat.
  • Add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes to pan. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and then sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. Add additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Transfer skillet into the 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.
  • To serve, top chicken with some of the pan sauce and sprinkle with fresh basil, if desired.
Keyword breakfast for dinner, chicken thighs, Keto, one pan dinner

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