Chicken Caprese

A classic Italian dish, Baked Chicken Caprese has it all. Tangy balsamic glaze, melted fresh mozzarella cheese, spiced with basil and oregano, and topped with fresh tomatoes before being baked to perfection. It’s a great healthy recipe to ring in the new year.

Trying to decide what to serve with your chicken caprese? Serve it over a bed of Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Spaghetti. Or with a side Caesar Salad and a heaping bowl of Italian Wedding Soup! Finish up the meal with a sweet treat like a batch of Chocolate Filled Pastries or a Molten Chocolate Lava Cake.

Top down view of baked caprese chicken on a plate.

How to Store Leftover Chicken Caprese

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Freezer: Freezing is not recommended due to the amount of fresh ingredients in this recipe.

Reheating: To reheat this chicken, pop it in the microwave or in the oven until warmed through. Add additional balsamic glaze if desired.

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Side view of chicken caprese on a white dish.

Chicken Caprese

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts, trimmed and cleaned
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, fresh, sliced into 8 equal slices
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze, plus more for serving
  • Fresh basil for garnish, sliced or left whole

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Stir the dried basil, oregano, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with the mixture, and save any remaining seasoning.
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    4 chicken breasts
    Seasonings sprinkled on chicken.
  • Pour half of the olive oil into a 9×13 inch casserole dish. Next, add the cherry tomatoes, garlic and any remaining seasoning not used to season the chicken. Toss to combine.
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    1 pint cherry tomatoes
    3 cloves garlic
    Cherry tomatoes placed in a baking sheet.
  • Place the chicken into the pan, and arrange the cherry tomatoes around the chicken so that they bake evenly.
    Seasoned chicken breasts laid on top of cherry tomatoes.
  • Place 2 slices of tomato on the tops of each chicken breast then place 2 slices of cheese on top of the tomatoes.
    2 tomatoes
    8 ounces mozzarella cheese
    Mozzarella cheese slices laid on top of chicken breasts.
  • Drizzle on the balsamic glaze then drizzle on the remaining olive oil.
    1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
    Slices of mozzarella cheese, balsamic glaze and tomatoes on top of chicken.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until an instant thermometer reads 165°F when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken.
    Baked chicken caprese in a white casserole dish.
  • Serve with freshly chopped basil and another drizzle of balsamic glaze if desired.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 chicken breast. Actual calories will vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breastCalories: 622kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 68gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 790mgPotassium: 906mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1522IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 345mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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