This caprese grilled chicken recipe is super tasty, so easy, and can be on the table in about 30 minutes! Using grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes, this is a heathy choice for dinner. We like to serve this over asparagus with a drizzle of balsamic.
Traditional Caprese salad is made with thick slices of tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Our recipe for Caprese grilled chicken uses cherry tomatoes (which are available and tasty year round) and a white wine shallot mixture. We roast the tomatoes in the oven, top the chicken with mozzarella, and finish it off by broiling it. The result is simply amazing.
How do you pronounce Caprese?
The way Italians say Caprese depends on what region of Italy the speaker is from. The most Southern parts of Italy will say “cah-preh-zseh. ” The more Northern parts of Italy will pronounce it “cah-prey-zay.” It doesn’t matter which of these pronunciations you use, as long as you can say them correctly.
What you will need to make Caprese Grilled Chicken:
- Olive oil
- Roasted tomatoes
- Cherry tomatoes
- Italian seasoning
- Hot pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh mozzarella
- Chicken breasts
- Cast iron pan
Ingredients for Caprese Chicken:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 shallot diced fine
- 6 cloves garlic, shredded
- 1 7 ounce container roasted tomatoes chopped, save liquid
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 pinch hot pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper
- 3 slices of fresh mozzarella per chicken breast
- 2–3 chicken breasts
We like to marinate our chicken in buttermilk, dijon, sriracha and garlic powder. I add this to a zipper bag in the morning, or night before, and add chicken breasts….but please use whatever marinade you like.
Prep ingredients for sauce. Dice shallot, and shred garlic. Chop the roasted tomatoes, saving liquid. Pre-heat oven to 350°. Now it is time to grill the chicken, and start on the sauce!
Preheat oven to 350. Heat oil in cast iron skillet. Add shallots, cook a couple minutes until softened, add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add chopped roasted tomatoes along with liquid. Toss in cherry tomatoes, stir, add fresh cracked pepper, chili flakes and Italian seasoning and place in oven till tomatoes break down.
Bring chicken in to rest, covered 5 minutes. Place chicken on tomatoes and layer cheese on top, return to oven, and turn on broil. Watch for cheese to melt and brown.
Serve over steamed or roasted asparagus with a drizzle of balsamic.
This recipe can be used for 2-3 chicken breasts. If you make up an extra one, it is perfect for a caprese chicken sandwich the next day!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Grill and oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: grilled chicken, mozzarella, tomatoes, easy meal, healthy meal, carb-free
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