Caprese Chicken

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Life is busy for everyone right? And it is only going to get more busy this time of year. I am trying to bring you delicious meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less. This is one of those meals.caprese chicken on a white plate.Just getting ready for Halloween this week has been busy. On Monday I realized that my boys are going to need Halloween costumes. Every year I say that I am going to be more on top of things. I probably should also just plan on doing my Christmas shopping a couple of days before Christmas. Some people are just so organized and on top of things. I totally wish that I were one of those people. 🙂

I have even been struggling cooking for my family at night. I loved how fantastic this meal turned out. The best part was that it was ready in 30 minutes. I served it with a side of angel hair pasta and salad. This chicken had some of my favorite flavors in it. Basil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. Then top it with some melty mozzarella cheese and it makes the perfect 30 minute meal. The family loved it including the picky eater…. without the tomatoes if course. 🙂

Caprese Chicken

5 from 1 vote
An easy and delicious 30 minutes meal that is packed with flavor and topped with cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 slices buffalo mozzarella cheese thick
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • balsamic vinegar to taste


  • In a large saute pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and turn to medium high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and add chicken to pan and cook about 10 minutes on each side until no longer pink and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a medium saute pan. Cook garlic until tender. Add halved cherry tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes until they start to wrinkle and skin softens. Add chopped basil.
  • Top cooked chicken with mozzarella cheese and tomato mixture. Allow cheese to melt and splash with balsamic vinegar.


Recipe adapted from All Recipes


Serves: 4

Calories428kcal (21%)Carbohydrates6g (2%)Protein56g (112%)Fat19g (29%)Saturated Fat6g (30%)Cholesterol167mg (56%)Sodium453mg (19%)Potassium1116mg (32%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A917IU (18%)Vitamin C30mg (36%)Calcium173mg (17%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword caprese chicken, chicken, chicken recipes
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    My daughter made this. and it was positively delicious, and if you are lucky enough to have a piece left over, the next day it tastes even better after marinating. Yum!! It was wonderful.

  2. This recipe was simple and delicious!Grilled Chicken Caprese The chicken breast gets seasoned with Italian seasonings, garlic powder and onion the chicken then top each breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil and a drizzle of the homemade balsamic reduction.That is exciting! I am so happy for you! Regardless, the recipe was awesome! Thanks so much!

  3. THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!!! I tried it tonight and it was DEEEEEEE – LISH – OUS !!!!! All the flavors were so fresh and married perfectly. It was as beautiful as it was tasty! And it was so simple to make! My husband LOVED it … we will definitely be making this again … and again … and again!!!

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