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Caprese Skillet Chicken Recipe - Pan-seared chicken topped with melting mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, a sprinkle of basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Quick, easy, and SO delicious!

Caprese Skillet Chicken Recipe

Caprese Skillet Chicken Recipe - Pan-seared chicken topped with melting mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, a sprinkle of basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 serves
Calories 341 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless , skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt , plus a pinch for finishing
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper , plus a pinch for finishing
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 2 medium-size tomatoes
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves , cut into thin shreds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar , for serving

Instructions

  1. Pound chicken breasts down to 1/2-inch thickness.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and dried basil.
  3. Slice the mozzarella cheese into 1/4-inch thick-slices; set aside.
  4. Slice the tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices; set aside.
  5. Warm a large stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat; add the oil and heat until shimmering.
  6. Add the chicken in a single layer across the skillet and cook without touching it for 90 seconds.
  7. Reduce heat to medium; flip the chicken over and top each piece of chicken with cheese slices and then tomato slices.
  8. Cover with a lid and continue to cook for 3 minutes. The cheese should be just beginning to melt over the chicken.
  9. Remove from heat, uncover and test the chicken for doneness. It should be white throughout with barely a hint of pink.
  10. Sprinkle the tomatoes with a pinch of salt and pepper and top with fresh basil.
  11. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
  12. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle Points: 7

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Skillet Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8.4g42%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 178.1mg7%
Carbohydrates 4.9g2%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 33.1g66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.