Caprese Chicken Recipe
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
4 5-7 oz chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
2 tsp italian seasoning
2 tsp sea or kosher salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
8 oz fresh mozzarella sliced into 8 even pieces
2 vine ripened tomatoes sliced into 1/2″ slices
fresh basil to taste
aged balsamic or balsamic glaze to taste
Prepare the chicken:
Place one chicken breast onto a sheet of parchment paper.
Fold the paper over the chicken.
Using a rolling pin, pound the chicken breast to even thickness of a little less than 1″.
Set aside and repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
Combine the italian seasoning, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
Brush the chicken with olive oil, then sprinkle with the seasoning blend. Flip the chicken oven, then oil and season the other side.
Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat.
Place the chicken breasts onto the grill and cook 5-6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reads 155°F (the chicken will come to proper temperature in the next step).
Top each chicken breast with 2 slices fresh mozzarella.
Continue grilling 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the internal temperature reads 165°F.
Place the chicken breasts onto a platter or individual plates.
Top each chicken breast with 2-3 slices of fresh tomatoes, then sprinkle with fresh basil and additional salt and pepper to taste.
ust before serving, drizzle with aged balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction.
Calories: 391cal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1169mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1300% | Vitamin C: 19% | Calcium: 350% | Iron: 0.7%