Caprese Grilled Chicken

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
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Roasted tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Italian seasoning
  • Hot pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Chicken breasts
  • Cast iron pan
  • Grill


caprese grilled chicken on asparagus on a black plate on a cutting board with a napkin

Caprese Grilled Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caprese, chicken, grilled, tomatoes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • Cast Iron Pan
  • Grill


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!
    1 shallot diced fine, 6 cloves garlic, 1 7 ounce container roasted tomatoes chopped
  • Preheat gas grill before cooking to medium-high heat or 350-400° F, or prepare charcoal grill. Lightly grease grill surface and add chicken. Close lid and cook 8 minutes, or until bottoms are browned with sear marks. Rotate chicken, close lid, reduce heat to medium and cook 7-10 minutes more, or until internal temperature reaches 165° F.
    2-3 chicken breasts
  • 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. 
    1 shallot diced fine, 6 cloves garlic, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 1 pinch hot pepper flakes, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 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. 
    2-3 chicken breasts
  • 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!


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2037IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 752mg | Iron: 3mg
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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Ali Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve been looking for more cast iron skillet recipes and this caprese chicken looks incredible!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We love cast iron cooking. This is on high rotation!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

  2. Whitney Reply

    5 stars
    Caprese salads are my favorite!! This will be more filling and an easy dinner idea!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      A great way to use up cherry tomatoes, and so yummy!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

  3. Tayler Reply

    5 stars
    We love caprese salads, so I made this chicken for dinner last night and my whole family loved it! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  4. Dana Reply

    5 stars
    Yum! This looks absolutely perfect. Love caprese flavors, I bet it’s perfect with the grilled chicken. Trying this stat.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      When we buy too many cherry tomatoes, and some start hitting that ripe point, this goes on the menu…never fails!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

  5. Toni Reply

    5 stars
    I love this!! Everyone at my house enjoyed it! I love easy it is to make!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We have had to make it fully on the grill due to kitchen remodel, but it sure was tasty!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

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