I love the taste of Caprese…whether it’s in a salad or on chicken and this recipe is no exception! It’s so flavorful and simply amazing. It would taste very well if paired with some pasta, butter, and herbs! :) I’m sure you’re whole family will love this deliciousness of a meal! ENJOY!
Easy and Delicious Caprese ChickenPrint Recipe
- 4 skinless chicken breasts
- kosher salt
- ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
- 10 large basil leaves, finely chopped
- 6-8 slices of mozzarella, sliced in 1/2 inch thick slices
- balsamic vinegar, to taste
Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts and set aside.
In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil; then add chicken and cook on both sides until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Remove chicken and place on a plate and cover with foil.
Add remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to sauté pan with garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant (scraping up all the little bits of chicken left in the pan).
Add tomatoes and continue to sauté until tomatoes skin starts to soften/wrinkle (about 5 minutes); then stir in basil and quickly place chicken back in pan.
Top each chicken breast with mozzarella, cover pan with lid and let the mozzarella melt (about 1-2 minutes).
Drizzle with a splash of balsamic vinegar and serve immediately!