Baked Caprese Chicken Recipe

Baked Caprese Chicken Recipe

How To Make Baked Caprese Chicken

For a dish that can go from a simple family meal to a restaurant-worthy dinner, try your hand at this baked caprese chicken with tomatoes and mozzarella.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4boneless skinless chicken breasts,halved
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ¾tspbasil,dried
  • ¾tsporegano leaves,dried
  • salt and pepper
  • cupred onion,diced
  • cupbalsamic vinegar
  • 2tbsplight brown sugar
  • 1clovegarlic
  • 2tomatoes,thinly sliced
  • 8ozfresh mozzarella cheese ball,sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Season chicken on both sides with oil, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and fry for 2 minutes on each side until golden. Remove to plate

  4. Mix together the diced red onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Pour the mixture into the pan and simmer, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Return chicken to pan and spoon sauce over it. Place pan in oven and roast until the chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F), which is about 10 to 20 minutes depending on how thick the breasts are. Remove from oven.

  6. Turn oven to broil.

  7. Top each chicken with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted completely.

  8. Serve immediately, topped with fresh sliced tomatoes and basil and spooning the pan sauce over the top.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 623.62kcal
  • Fat: 28.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.32g
  • Fiber: 1.39g
  • Sugar: 10.35g
  • Protein: 74.45g
  • Cholesterol: 249.02mg
  • Sodium: 1019.50mg
  • Calcium: 369.03mg
  • Potassium: 1169.29mg
  • Iron: 1.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 157.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.67mg
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