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Caprese Stuffed Chicken

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Caprese Stuffed chicken with balsamic glaze has delicious tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and is a perfect chicken breast recipe that you can count on for a WOW dinner menu. Nothing is more delicious and easier to make than this restaurant quality chicken recipe.

This one is going on repeat!

caprese stuffed chicken with melted cheese ready to serve for dinner

Caprese Chicken

Caprese chicken with balsamic reduction is about the best way to eat dinner tonight.  Everyone loves garlic, fresh basil and tons of seasonings and you will be surprised at how easy this dish is to create.

Baked chicken recipes do not have to be complicated to taste delicious and you will be surprised at how few ingredients you can use to to create menu perfection.

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 jar (7 oz jar) sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • 4 fresh mozzarella cheese rounds
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

caprese dinner ingredients getting prepped

Meal Prep for Caprese Chicken: This is quick to put together, too, maybe 10 minutes. And then stove top and baking time. If you don’t have an oven proof pan, you can transfer to a baking dish or casserole dish.

How to make Caprese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken

Preheat oven to 350.

Cut a pocket into each chicken breast.

Tuck 1/4 of the jar of tomatoes into the pocket followed by a spoonful of tomatoes, 2 cheese rounds and basil leaves.

cut slit in chicken and stuff with tomatoes, cheese, and basil

Add additional sun dried tomatoes and season chicken with half of the oregano and basil on top.

Close the pocket and tuck shut with toothpicks inserted at an angle.

Repeat with the other chicken breast.

close chicken breasts with toothpicks

Place chicken into an ovenproof skillet and heat on medium heat, about 3-5 minutes on each side until browned.

Mix together garlic and balsamic and pour over chicken.

season chicken and make on cast iron pan

 

 

pour glaze on chicken

Place into the oven for an additional 10 – 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Top with chopped fresh basil if desired.

Serves 2

stuffed caprese chicken with balsamic glaze for two

Can you substitute Tomatoes?

Sun dried tomatoes are a very specific flavor for a lot of people and some prefer fresh tomatoes. It’s easy to substitute for cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes in this dish if you want.

Do I have to use Mozzarella in Caprese chicken?

A slice of mozzarella is traditionally used but feel free to experiment with other types of cheeses. I like Gouda myself.

Dips

Want a little extra dip? Make sure you make a balsamic vinegar reduction to dip your chicken into!

balsamic glaze

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Tools used to make Caprese Stuffed Chicken

  1. Toothpicks – you will need these to make sure your chicken stays secure and closed
  2. Cast Iron Pan – the only way to cook on the stove and transfer to the oven. Your food will cook so much more evenly!

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Caprese Stuffed chicken with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Stuffed chicken with balsamic glaze has delicious tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and is a perfect chicken breast recipe that you can count on for your dinner menu. Nothing is more delicious and easier to make than this restaurant quality chicken recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese, chicken, chicken breasts, chicken breasts, main dish
Servings: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 jar 7 oz jar sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 4 fresh mozzarella cheese rounds
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cut a pocket into each chicken breast.
  3. Tuck 1/4 of the jar of tomatoes into the pocket followed by a spoonful of tomatoes, 2 cheese rounds and basil leaves.
  4. Add additional sun dried tomatoes and season chicken with half of the oregano and basil on top.
  5. Close the pocket and tuck shut with toothpicks inserted at an angle. Repeat with the other chicken breast.
  6. Place chicken into an ovenproof skillet and heat on medium heat, about 3-5 minutes on each side until browned.
  7. Mix together garlic and balsamic and pour over chicken.
  8. Place into the oven for an additional 10 - 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Top with chopped fresh basil if desired.
  10. Serves 2

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