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A cast iron skillet with chicken tenders layered with mozzarella, tomato and basil to make chicken caprese.
Baked Caprese Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This Baked Chicken Caprese recipe is a quick and easy weeknight dinner made with chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil and a balsamic reduction. It's family friendly and delicious!

Course: caprese chicken, chicken caprese, chicken caprese recipe
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts , halved
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup red onion , diced
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tomatoes , thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese ball , sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Season chicken on both sides with oil, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. 

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and fry for 2 minutes on each side until golden. Remove to plate 

  4. Mix together the diced red onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Pour the mixture into the pan and simmer, stirring, 2-3 minutes.

  5. Return chicken to pan and spoon sauce over it. Place pan in oven and roast until the chicken is cooked through (165 degrees), about 10-20 minutes depending on how thick the breasts are. Remove from oven. 

  6. Turn oven to broil.

  7. Top each chicken with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted completely.

  8. Serve immediately, topped with fresh sliced tomatoes and basil and spooning the pan sauce over the top. 

Nutrition Facts
Baked Caprese Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Potassium 502mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 12.9%
Calcium 23.7%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.