Caprese Chicken

I made this delicious chicken recipe for dinner and knew it would make a great June is Dairy Month post. I love anything with cheese or balsamic vinegar so combining the two is even better. I have made a similar recipe before but did not cook the chicken in the balsamic sauce which really elevated this dish. This recipe may look complicated but it is so easy to make! Easy and tasty!

I served the Caprese Chicken with a salad, toasted bread and buttered Parmesan pasta.

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Caprese Chicken
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 4 chicken breasts)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ cups grape or cherry tomatoes, divided
  • ½ pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 slices
  • ¼ cup fresh shredded basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season each chicken breast with the oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  3. In an ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides until golden brown.
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate; drain most of the excess oil, leaving about a teaspoon worth in pan. Return the skillet back to the stove; fry garlic for 1 minute.
  5. Add the vinegar and brown sugar; stirring to combine while heating through. Bring to a simmer, while stirring occasionally, until balsamic glaze has thickened.
  6. Return the chicken to the pan, turning in the glaze to evenly coat.
  7. Add tomatoes, around the chicken and place the chicken into the oven. Bake until the chicken is completely cooked through (about 18 minutes).
  8. Remove pan from oven and top each chicken with a slice of mozzarella cheese; return back into the oven for a further 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  9. Plate the chicken with melted cheese on your dinner plate and top balsamic and tomatoes on top of chicken. Garnish with basil.

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