Caprese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Recipe

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Lynn
Lynn December 28, 2020
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How To Make Caprese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic vinegar provides a full-flavored base for this chicken dish stuffed with fresh Caprese salad. Try this balsamic chicken dish to make meals special.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 7ozchicken breasts
  • salt and pepper,to season
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • tspdried basil
  • 2Roma tomatoes,sliced thinly
  • ¼cupsun dried tomato strips in oil
  • 4mozzarella cheese slices,or cheese of choice
  • 12basil leaves,divided
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced or finely chopped
  • cupbalsamic vinegar
  • 2tbspbrown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut a pocket about ¾ quarter of the way through on the thickest side of each breast, being careful not to cut all the way.

  2. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and dried herbs. Pour 1 teaspoon of sun dried tomato oil over each breast, rubbing some of the seasoning inside the pockets.

  3. Fill each with 2 slices fresh tomato, 2 teaspoons sun dried tomato strips, one slice mozzarella cheese and basil leaves.

  4. Seal with 3 to 4 toothpicks diagonally to keep the filling inside while cooking.

  5. Heat 2 teaspoons of sun dried tomato oil in a skillet or non stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and fry for 2 minutes on each side until golden.

  6. While the chicken is cooking, mix together the garlic, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small jug.

  7. Pour the mixture into the pan around the chicken and bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally, until the glaze has slightly thickened

  8. Transfer pan to the preheated oven and continue to cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese has melted.

  9. Remove toothpicks and drizzle with pan juices.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 343.90kcal
  • Fat: 25.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.47g
  • Fiber: 0.68g
  • Sugar: 8.72g
  • Protein: 17.15g
  • Cholesterol: 56.94mg
  • Sodium: 357.02mg
  • Calcium: 194.96mg
  • Potassium: 259.40mg
  • Iron: 0.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 84.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.46mg
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