Baked Caprese Chicken

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
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Your family is sure to rave over this delicious and easy Baked Caprese Chicken recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts halved
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 to matoes thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh 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, 2-3 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), about 10-20 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 2-3 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.