Classic Caprese Chicken Recipe
Quick, clean, seasonal weeknight dinners don’t get an awful lot higher than Caprese Chicken! Grilled chicken is topped with mozzarella, sparkling tomato slices, basil, and balsamic. This low carb and gluten free dinner recipe may be to your desk in beneath half-hour. This easy, elegant meal is made for summer season and warranted to emerge as a family favorite.
- 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 using an instant read thermometer (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. Just before serving, drizzle with aged balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction. Serve immediately.
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