03 May

Caprese Chicken

Caprese Chicken

I have always loved making caprese ever since my mother first introduced me to it.  One day I was looking for something easy to cook for dinner with Lucy and stumbled upon a simple caprese chicken recipe.  While a good start, it needed a few tweaks.  I am happy to share the result with you today!

Caprese Chicken

This is an easy to make chicken covered with gooey fresh mozzarella cheese melted, tomatoes, and fresh basil. 

Author David Mandrell

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1 Part Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Part Olive Oil
  • 1 Part Honey

Dry Rub

  • 1.5 Tsp Herbes De Provence
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/8 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder

Main

  • 2-3 Pieces Chicken Breasts
  • 1-3 Pieces/Breast Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes

Instructions

Marinade the chicken

  1. Mix the marinade and let the chicken sit for 1-12 hours in the refrigerator

Dry rub prep

  1. Combine all the dry rub ingredients in a small bowel.

  2. Cover chicken with dry rub

Cooking

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Lightly oil an oven-safe pan such as a cast iron skillet and bring up to medium-high temperature on the stove.

  3. Sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown, about 3 minutes each side.

  4. Put the pan into the oven and bake until the chicken is 165 degrees internally.  This should be about 20 minutes.

  5. Remove the pan/chicken from the oven and add fresh mozzarella cheese.  Place back into oven until the cheese has melted to your taste.

  6. Remove the pan/chicken/cheese from the oven and add tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar.  Serve hot!