This Mozzarella Chicken Marinara Recipe is an easy weeknight meal, served with a side of sweet onions. Makes delicious leftovers served on a green salad!

Enjoy this Mozzarella Chicken Marinara Recipe for dinner tonight!

Such an easy chicken dinner to make, it’s good enough for company, too.

Delish with fresh basil!

When I think about how complicated life can be, I’m so thankful for the simple friends in my life. “Simple” doesn’t mean that our friends don’t have problems, as we all have problems.

Simple means that they are easy to be around, they’re not demanding or intense, narcissistic and always stressed out. Instead, they are peaceful, positive, hopeful, lighthearted. And willing to make this world a better place, which is huge for my husband and me.

We are mission-minded, with goals and dreams to keep working toward good.

I love what Richard Rohr says in his book, Falling Upward: “Whole people see and create wholeness wherever they go. Split people see and create splits in everything and everybody.”

Friends, consider making some changes with your invite list, if you’re starting to feel burned out with hospitality!

Hospitality is not always beautiful or perfect, we all know that. But if we continue to invite the same people over, again and again, and we are not feeling nurtured by the friendship, then I promise, you will burn out.

The people we spend time with affect us so, so I like to ask myself if spending time with certain people makes me a better person (to be the best that I can be for my husband, family, my work and community)–or not. Insecure friends in particular are tough, because you’re always having to walk on eggshells, worry about what you say, instead of being yourself.

If we want a more simple life, complicated people are not going to help us achieve that goal. Choosing friends wisely is important!

All this to say, when you’re hosting a dinner, invite some new, fresh, positive people over!

You’ll be surprised how the hours will whiz by, and you’ll want to continue to forge these friendships.

Mozzarella Chicken Marinara Recipe

Mozzarella Chicken Marinara Recipe

Today’s recipe is super, duper easy, and great for sharing with new guests!

Abby made this for us the night before she left for college.

Served on top of sweet onions, or on the side, Oh, my!

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Mozzarella Chicken Marinara Recipe


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 3 slices Mozzarella cheese, I like fresh Mozzarella
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 jar Dellalo Marinara Sauce
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp.  butter
  • 1 tsp.  salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  • Make an incision in each chicken breast large enough for the Mozzarella and basil to fit inside (do not cut great all the way through). Stuff each chicken breast with a slice of Mozzarella and a basil leaf and place on greased baking sheet. Salt and pepper both sides; cover breasts with about 3/4 c. marinara sauce on each breast.
  • Bake at 400 until fully cooked, about 30-35 minutes.
  • For the onions, melt butter in pan on medium/low heat. Add onions and cook until golden brown. Add thyme. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve chicken and onions together with fresh chopped basil on top.
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