Wait until you try this Balsamic Caprese Chicken. It is so flavorful! This chicken breast includes thick slices of tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella all drizzled with balsamic glaze. It is perfect for those summer tomatoes and basil.
To make this Balsamic Caprese Chicken you will need the following ingredients: chicken breast, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, pesto, mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato, fresh basil leaves. You will also need some balsamic glaze. No Worries, I am going to teach you how easy it is to make.
Low Carb – Keto Recipe
To make this Balsamic Caprese Chicken Keto-friendly, simply eliminate the sliced tomatoes. The chicken has eight carbs with the sliced tomatoes. Be sure to see additional delicious low carb recipes below.
This Balsamic Caprese Chicken post includes both a one-pan oven version and an easy skillet recipe.
How did I come up with this Chicken recipe?
For a quick and easy weekday meal, I prepare a lot of chicken breast recipes both in the skillet and in the oven. Here are some of my favorites you can whip up in no time.
- PIZZA CHICKEN BREAST
- KETO PIZZA CHICKEN BREAST
- SKILLET PESTO CHICKEN BREAST
- BBQ SKILLET CHICKEN BREAST
- STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST MUSHROOM SAUCE
Because my TOMATO BASIL CAPRESE, FRESH AND EASY TOMATO CUCUMBER PASTA SALAD and CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD – TUSCAN SALAD are popular posts and made with fresh tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, I created this BALSAMIC CAPRESE CHICKEN.
First Step: Preheat The Oven
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Second Step: Prepare The Chicken Breast
- Begin the cooking process by trimming the fat. Place the chicken on a cutting board. Trim the fat and look for any bones that were left on the chicken.
- After you have finished trimming the chicken breasts, dry them with a disposable paper towel.
- Season the chicken well with salt and pepper.
Third Step: Bake the Chicken Breast
- When the chicken reaches at least 160 degrees F. Remove the chicken from the oven.
- Remove the chicken from the oven. DO NOT TURN THE OVEN OFF.
Fourth Step: Layer on The Goodies
Begin by adding a tablespoon of pesto, add two slices of tomato, a 2 – 3 basil leaves, plus two slices of mozzarella cheese on each chicken breast.
Fifth Step: Continue Baking the Chicken
Continue baking the chicken until cheese is melted about 5 to 10 minutes and the chicken reaches 165 F. degrees.
What Is Balsamic Glaze?
Balsamic glaze is an Italian condiment. Homemade balsamic glaze is easy to make. To make balsamic glaze, bring 1 cup of balsamic vinegar to a boil then simmer it until it reduces to 1/3 to ¼ cup. You will need to watch it and stir the vinegar often. That’s it! All you need is one ingredient and a simple process.
Skillet version Balsamic Caprese chicken Breast
- Pound chicken breast thin between two pieces of plastic. Getting the chicken the same thickness will allow all the chicken breasts to cook evenly.
- Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a non-stick skillet. I use avocado oil.
- Add Salt and pepper chicken on both sides.
- Cook about 4-6 minutes per side. The time will depend on the thickness.
- Try to get a good browning on each side of the chicken breast.
- When the chicken is cooked, drizzle with balsamic syrup, top with fresh mozzarella and tomato slices.
- Place a lid on the skillet and allow the cheese to melt.
- Drizzle with more balsamic syrup before serving.
- Top chicken with fresh basil before serving.
Other Chicken Recipes You Will Enjoy
- PIZZA RECIPE
- PIZZA CHICKEN BREAST
- KETO PIZZA CHICKEN BREAST
- KETO CHICKEN BACON RANCH
- CAJUN SKILLET CHICKEN
- Garlic Butter Mushrooms STUFFED Chicken
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BALSAMIC CAPRESE CHICKEN
- Preheat oven 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Season the each chicken breast with salt and pepper.
- Cook the chicken until it reaches 160 degrees about 20 to 25 minutes. This will depend on the thickness of your chicken.
- While the chicken is in the oven, add one cup of balsamic vinegar in a pot using medium heat. Simmer the vinegar until it reduces to about 1/3 cup. Watch the vinegar and stir it often.
- Remove the chicken from the oven but leave the oven on.
- Spread a tablespoon of pesto per chicken breast.
- Next, add two slices of Mozzarella cheese.
- Stack the basil up on top of each other and roll it up like a tiny stick. Cut the basil into thin pieces and add it on top of the cheese.
- On top of the basil, add two slices of tomato.
- Return the chicken back to the oven and bake until it reaches 165 F. degrees and the cheese is melted about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Once the cheese is melted and the chicken is done, remove it from the oven. Plate the chicken and drizzle on the balsamic glaze. Trust me! You will want a lot of the glaze.
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