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Caprese Chicken

You’ll simply love this 20-minute Chicken Caprese recipe with fresh basil, mozzarella, and sweet tomatoes. This dish is a variation of a beloved classic Italian salad turned into dinner, and it’s perfect for any weeknight.

5 from 1 vote
Caprese Chicken in a gray bowl on a white background
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Caprese Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 691kcal


  • 16 ounces boneless , skinless chicken breast
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 20 sweet cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil , chopped
  • 5 ounces mozzarella cheese


  • Cut the chicken into long pieces, each about 2 inches wide. Season the chicken with sweet paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add chicken and cook for around 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Reduce the heat, add garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly add the balsamic vinegar, stir, and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in the basil, add mozzarella on top and cover with a lid to melt. Transfer to a plate and serve with gluten-free bread, toast, or baguette slices. It also tastes great paired with rice.


Nutrition Facts
Caprese Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 691 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 199mg66%
Sodium 1161mg48%
Potassium 1339mg38%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 69g138%
Vitamin A 1771IU35%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 411mg41%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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