A cast iron skillet with chicken tenders layered with mozzarella, tomato and basil to make chicken caprese.
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Baked Caprese Chicken

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: caprese chicken, chicken caprese, chicken caprese recipe
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal
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

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Season chicken on both sides with oil, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. 
  • 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 
  • Mix together the diced red onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Pour the mixture into the pan and simmer, stirring, 2-3 minutes.
  • 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. 
  • Turn oven to broil.
  • Top each chicken with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted completely.
  • Serve immediately, topped with fresh sliced tomatoes and basil and spooning the pan sauce over the top. 

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10.8% | Vitamin C: 12.9% | Calcium: 23.7% | Iron: 5.2%