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Chicken Caprese

Chicken Caprese is a quick and healthy dinner recipe. Seasoned chicken breast that is grilled and topped with Mozzarella, tomato, basil and a balsamic reduction.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Caprese
Servings: 4
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • 4 thick slices of ripe tomato
  • 4 ounce fresh mozzarella cheese sliced into 4 slices
  • ¼ c. balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction
  • ¼ c. thinly sliced basil

Instructions

  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat.
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix together garlic powder, dried oregano and dried basil. Sprinkle over the chicken.
  • Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  • When chicken is done top with a slice of mozzarella cheese and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Remove from heat and place chicken breasts on a plate. Top each breast with 1 slice of tomato, thinly sliced basil and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.

Notes

  • Pound out your chicken breasts to an even thickness to ensure even cooking. This will help to cook them evenly and a thinner side won't be dry and overcooked or the thicker side won't be cooked through.
  • Make certain to slice the cheese and the tomatoes thick so that the flavors stay strong with the taste of the chicken! 
  • Using fresh mozzarella is the key to really bringing out that caprese taste and flavor. 
  • To make a balsamic reduction, simmer 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar over medium heat until it has reduced by 1/2.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1262IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg