Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken

Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken
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Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook Time:  50 minutes Servings:  4 servings

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 1/3 c balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 T brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 c grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
    Balsamic Glaze
  • 1/3 c balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T brown sugar, packed

  1. Preheat oven to 410.
  2. Season each breast with the oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a large oven-proof pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown, about 4 minutes each side. Transfer chicken to a plate; drain most of the excess oil, leaving about a teaspoon worth.
  4. Return the skillet back to the stove; fry garlic until fragrant (about one minute). Add the vinegar and brown sugar; stirring to combine while heating through. Bring to a simmer, while stirring occasionally, until glaze has thickened (about 5-6 minutes).
  5. Return the chicken to the pan, turning in the glaze to evenly coat. Add 1 cup of the tomatoes, whole, around the chicken and place the chicken into the oven. Bake until the chicken is completely cooked through (about 30 minutes). Top each chicken with a slice of mozzarella cheese; return back to the oven for a further 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Slice the remaining 1/2 c of tomatoes in half; place them on top of the cheese; pour over some of the balsamic sauce from the pan and garnish with basil. Serve immediately.
  7. If you want to serve with extra balsamic glaze (as pictured) make your glaze while the chicken is in the oven. Combine the vinegar and sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, allowing to simmer while stirring occasionally, until the glaze is thickened and reduced by half (about 5-6 minutes). Drizzle over the chicken when ready to server.

Nutrition Facts

Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken

Serves 1 piece

Amount Per Serving
Calories 592.4 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.43 g 34.5%
Saturated Fat 10.56 g 52.8%
Trans Fat 0.02 g
Cholesterol 249.02 mg 83%
Sodium 1041.33 mg 43.4%
Total Carbohydrate 17.89 g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.35 g 5.4%
Sugars 13.71 g
Protein 74.58 g
Vitamin A 18.1 % Vitamin C 10.78 %
Calcium 38.13 % Iron 11.67 %

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.