Saturday, 7 December 2013

Caprese Chicken Breast

Insalata Caprese (salad in the style of Capri) is a simple salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarellatomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. In Italy, unlike most salads, it is usually served as an antipasto (starter), not a contorno (side dish).

If you want your caprese to have a little bit on the side, then this chicken recipe, Caprese Chicken Breast, is a must-try. This dish will  prove you that healthy chicken recipes are great tasting. 


  • 1 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 thinly-sliced chicken breasts, lightly pounded
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • freshly-ground pepper & kosher salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice
  • 3 T chopped basil or oregano
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 oz fresh buffalo mozzarella

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in pan. 
  2. Place chicken on heated pan. 
  3. Add garlic, salt & pepper, and red pepper flakes. Sear on both sides. 
  4. Add lemon juice and basil or oregano. 
  5. Layer tomatoes and mozzarella on chicken. 
  6. Top with extra herbs
  7. Transfer to oven and bake at 425 for 5-10 mins until cheese is melted.
To help you further with this recipe, you can watch this video where Chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make caprese style chicken breasts with a mixed pepper medley. 

Enjoy this scrumptious healthy meal!

1 comment:

  1. I love caprese salad and I'm always trying to find new ways to make chicken dishes and eat a bit healthier. Plus the basil in my garden is growing out of control! Everyone who's made it raves about it and makes it again and again! Thanks to Happy holidays!