Chicken Caprese

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Chicken Caprese
Chicken Caprese


  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Season chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken in hot oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Add tomatoes, white wine, and balsamic vinegar to the skillet; cook just until tomatoes are softened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Lay mozzarella cheese slices onto the chicken breasts and move the skillet to the preheated oven.
  5. Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. A thermometer inserted near the bone should read at least 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).
  6. Garnish chicken with basil.
Mealthy tip:

Julienne (or cut into long thin strips) the basil by placing a few leaves on top of each other, then roll up vertically, resulting in a tight cylinder of leaves. Using a very sharp knife, cut the cylinder into thin slices. Shake out basil with your fingers and sprinkle over chicken. Serve this over spaghetti tossed with olive oil and a glass of Cabernet on the side for a complete meal.


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Jen the Mighty says:

One of the best combinations in the food world is tomatoes, mozarella, and fresh basil drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Add chicken to that mix and you have a star. I love the hot tomatoes with the melted cheese and how they present a new take on the classic cold dish. The amount of cheese was a bit much for me so I cut it back quite a bit by just thin slices over each breast.

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Greg Jones says:

This is a classic chicken caprese recipe that was really easy to make! I loved the cheesy mozzarella on top, it was so good. I served it with pasta tossed in olive oil, it was wonderful.

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Jeremy Hughes says:

Tried this as a sandwich using ciabatta. So good, especially when you drizzle the bread and chicken with extra sauce (thanks for the tip). This is a great recipe for when you want to change up your routine chicken dish.

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Kaylee Adams says:

I didn't have any basil, (I know, I know), but this recipe still turned out fantastic. I garnished it with parsley instead. Everyone loved it! The mozzarella cheese and sauce really won me over.

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Jazzy Brewer says:

Served this with whole wheat spaghetti and it was really good. This is a great recipe for the kids too. I just don’t garnish theirs with basil.

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Lana Rosburg says:

Super easy with great flavor!