Chicken Caprese is a delicious and healthy dish that has its roots in Italian cuisine but has become increasingly popular in the USA.
The dish features chicken breasts that are topped with fresh tomato slices, creamy mozzarella cheese, and fragrant basil leaves.
The combination of these simple yet flavorful ingredients creates a dish that is both light and satisfying.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, Salt and pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup honey,
2 cloves garlic, minced, 2 large tomatoes, sliced, 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced, 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn, Balsamic glaze, for serving.
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper.
Heat the olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, make the balsamic glaze by combining the balsamic vinegar, honey, and minced garlic in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes.
Once the chicken is browned, remove the skillet from heat. Spoon the balsamic glaze over the chicken, reserving some for serving.
Top each chicken breast with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake until the cheese has melted and the chicken is cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
Remove the skillet from the oven and top with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with the reserved balsamic glaze and serve hot.