Preparation time: 50 min
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 large plum (Roma) tomato, cut into 8 thin slices
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Hot cooked linguine, if desired
1. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick. In small bowl, mix Italian seasoning, salt and lemon peel; rub mixture evenly over smooth side of chicken.
2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil and vinegar over medium-high heat. Add chicken, seasoned side down; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center.
3. Reduce heat to low. Top each chicken breast with 2 tomato slices and 2 tablespoons cheese. Cover; cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Serve chicken with linguine.
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