30-Minute Caprese Chicken Recipe

September 4, 2020 Providence News Team

Caprese Chicken Recipe from Taste of Home

Caprese Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

This high protein, nutrient dense, quick and delicious recipe is a great way to change up traditional, boring chicken breasts. It can be served as a stand-alone meal, served atop a bed of greens or with your favorite vegetable.

Total Time
Prep: 10 min. + marinating
Bake: 20 min.
 
Makes
4 servings
 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons chicken seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 slices
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Torn fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. In a large shallow dish, combine salad dressing, chicken seasoning and Italian seasoning. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours. Drain chicken, discarding marinade.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°. In an ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Transfer skillet to oven; bake 15-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  3. Top chicken with cheese and tomato. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Drizzle with vinegar; top with basil.

Nutritional Value (based on ½ chicken breast or 3 oz portion):
263 calories, 17 grams fat, 2.5 grams carbohydrates, 23 grams protein


Recipe modified from www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/caprese-chicken by Colette Micko, MS, RDN, CDE, Providence Little Company of Mary Bariatric Wellness Program Coordinator. 
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