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Cheesy Caprese Chicken Nachos | Easy Chicken Breasts Dinner Recipe!

Caprese Chicken Nachos

Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 serves
Calories 308 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 2 to 3 (about 10 ounces) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

FOR THE CAPRESE NACHOS

  • 8 ounces baked tortilla chips
  • 2 cups low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced avocado, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze, for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

FOR THE CHICKEN

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, dried basil, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Put the chicken breasts in a zip top bag and pour the marinade over the top; close and place in the fridge for 15 minutes, and up to 8 hours.
  3. When ready to cook, remove chicken breasts from the bag and discard the marinade.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add chicken breasts and cook for 6 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Flip and continue to cook for 5 to 7 more minutes, or until done.
  7. Remove from skillet and let rest 5 minutes; shred.

FOR THE CAPRESE NACHOS

  1. Grease a sheet pan or baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Layer tortilla chips in the bottom of the sheet pan.

  3. Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese over the chips.
  4. Arrange shredded chicken over the cheese.

  5. Top with halved tomatoes and the rest of the cheese.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and everything is heated through.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Garnish with diced avocado, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
  9. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 6

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Chicken Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 342mg14%
Potassium 413mg12%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 279mg28%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.