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Grilled or Skillet Caprese Chicken

An easy grilled or skillet chicken dish inspired by the summertime favorite caprese salad.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword easy chicken dinner, easy chicken recipes, healthy dinner chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 469 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup basil finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze use more or less depending on your taste

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt, oregano, and thyme.

For Grilled Chicken:

  1. Preheat your outdoor grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  2. Grill chicken for about 8 minutes each, flipping halfway through cooking time. Top chicken with mozzarella slices, cover grill and allow the chicken to cook through, about 2-3 minutes more depending on the thickness of your chicken pieces.
  3. While chicken is cooking, add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to a medium pan over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  4. Toss in tomatoes and continue sautéing for about 3-4 minutes, until tomatoes soften with some bursting and wrinkling. Stir in basil and remove from heat
  5. Pour tomato mixture on top of cooked chicken.
  6. Drizzle with the desired amount of balsamic vinegar/balsamic reduction and serve immediately.

For Skillet Chicken

  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts, cover with a lid and cook for about 8 minutes. Flip chicken breasts and continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink and cooked thoroughly. Transfer cooked chicken on to a plate.

  2. Add garlic and saute for about a minute. Add tomatoes and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes until tomatoes start to blister and soften.

  3. Push to one side and return the chicken back to the pan. Top with mozzarella and cover with lid for about a minute. 

  4. Dish out chicken onto plate. Stir in basil with tomatoes and top with tomatoes. Drizzle with desired amount of balsamic vinegar/balsamic reduction and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Taste of Home

Nutrition Facts
Grilled or Skillet Caprese Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 775mg32%
Potassium 1071mg31%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin A 980IU20%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 319mg32%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.