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Balsamic Chicken Caprese

You're going to love this Italian Chicken Caprese recipe! Perfectly flavorful and juicy chicken is paired with fresh mozzarella slices, tangy balsamic vinegar, and fresh tomatoes for a satisfying meal.
Course Gluten-Free, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 322kcal
Author Rena



  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Kosher pepper to taste


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts large, (around 8 oz each), cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes quartered
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped


  • Add all the dressing/marinade ingredients to a small jar and shake vigorously to emulsify.
  • Place the chicken in a shallow dish and pour over half of the balsamic marinade. Reserve the remaining half untouched to use later.
  • Toss the chicken into the marinade to completely coat.
  • Allow the chicken to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the marinated chicken and cook for around 10-12 minutes, flipping halftime. A meat thermometer inserted into the center of each breast should read 165F when the chicken is cooked through.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking, top with mozzarella slices.
  • Drizzle with the remaining untouched dressing and allow it to bubble for a few minutes, until the sauce reduces and the cheese is melted.
  • Take off the heat and top with tomatoes and fresh basil.


Serving size: one chicken breast
  • Make sure the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, you can use a meat thermometer.
  • Alternatively, maple syrup can be used in place of honey.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Feel free to use boneless chicken thighs.
  • Substitute tofu for the chicken for a vegetarian option.
  • Either grapeseed, avocado, or olive oil will work for this chicken Caprese.
  • The chicken can be marinated in the refrigerator overnight.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2mg