The Best Caprese Chicken Recipe

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This Caprese Chicken Recipe will make your chicken breast more flavorful and exciting than it has ever been! You simply won’t believe how easy it is to put together. It’s everything you love about caprese salad, but transformed into a whole meal that’s sure to satisfy your hunger. It’s elegant enough for entertaining but simple enough for a family weeknight meal.

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The Best Caprese Chicken Recipe

Caprese recipes are my absolute favorites. Especially during the warmer months, when I’m trying to make the most of the vegetables available to me thanks to the abundance of farmers in my area. Caprese chicken, which is also just called “chicken caprese,” is a chicken dish that is based on Italian food and is made with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, herbs, olive oil, and vinegar.

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This recipe for caprese chicken is going to quickly become a new staple in your dinner rotation. The chicken is oven-baked; however, this recipe works great on the grill or on the stovetop.

This Caprese chicken gets it’s signature sweet-and-tangy flavor from the reduced balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze.

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HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE CHICKEN:

The first step to make this caprese stuffed balsamic chicken is to cut and season the chicken breast. To cut the chicken’s pockets, you’ll need a sharp, thin-bladed knife. Then start at the thickest part of the breast and work your way in. Just watch that you don’t cut all the way through.

Chicken-Breast-RecipeSeason both sides of the chicken breast. I’m using a salt, pepper, and garlic seasoning blend called Kinder’s that I found on Amazon. This combination is fantastic. I use it to make these delicious Juicy Pork Chops. You can, however, use garlic powder, salt, and pepper separately. I also added smoked paprika and oregano.

Season both sides of the chicken breast with garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt and black pepper.Stuff each chicken breast with 2 slices of fresh tomato, fancy pimientos (which are delicious), 2 teaspoons of sun-dried tomato strips, one or two slices of mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves.

The Best Caprese Chicken Recipe

Fold in all really tight or if you want you can seal with 3-4 toothpicks diagonally to keep the filling inside while cooking. In my case, I didn’t find that necessary as I don’t mind the cheese picking out while cooking. 

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let’s prepare the balsamic sauce:

 Mix together the garlic, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar in a small jug and set aside.

Then, pan-seared the chicken breast. In an oven-safe skillet heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot carefully place the chicken in the pan. Then, cook the chicken on each side for 3 minutes or until browned. 

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Pour the balsamic mixture into the pan around the chicken; bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally, until the glaze has slightly thickened (about 2-3 minutes).

Transfer to the preheated oven, and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through reaching an internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Check if you’ve reached these temperatures by putting a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast. 

what side goes well with Caprese chicken:

Chicken Caprese can be served with your favorite pasta or grain, or a side salad. 

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The Best Caprese Chicken Recipe

This Caprese Chicken Recipe will make your chicken breast more flavorful and exciting than it has ever been! You simply won’t believe how easy it is to put together. It’s everything you love about caprese salad, but transformed into a whole meal that’s sure to satisfy your hunger. It’s elegant enough for entertaining but simple enough for a family weeknight meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Breast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 292kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken Breast
  • Salt & pepper to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 fancy pimiento thinly sliced
  • 1 roma tomato thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup  sun dried tomato strips in oil
  • 6 resh basil leaves divided
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

Balsamic glaze (sauce) Ingredients:

  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic  minced or finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

  • The first step to making this caprese chicken is to cut and season the chicken breast. To cut the chicken’s pockets, you’ll need a sharp, thin-bladed knife. Then start at the thickest part of the breast and work your way in. Just watch that you don’t cut all the way through.
  • Season both sides of the chicken breast. I'm using a salt, pepper, and garlic seasoning blend called Kinder's that I found on Amazon. This combination is fantastic. I use it to make these delicious Juicy Pork Chops. You can, however, use garlic powder, salt, and pepper separately. I also added smoked paprika and oregano.
  • Stuff each chicken breast with slices of fresh tomato, fancy pimientos (which are delicious), sun-dried tomato strips, one or two slices of mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves.
  • Fold it all in really tight, or if you want, you can seal it with 3-4 toothpicks placed diagonally to keep the filling inside while cooking. In my case, I didn’t find that necessary, as I don’t mind the cheese sticking out while cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F, and let’s prepare the balsamic sauce:
  •  Mix together the garlic, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar in a small jug and set aside.
  • Then, pan-seared the chicken breast. In an oven-safe skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the chicken in the pan. Then, cook the chicken on each side for 3 minutes or until browned.
  • Pour the balsamic mixture into the pan around the chicken; bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally, until the glaze has slightly thickened (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Check if you’ve reached these temperatures by putting a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast.

Notes

 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2mg

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