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Balsamic Baked Chicken Breasts
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Caprese Balsamic Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time40 mins
Incredibly juicy baked chicken breasts smothered in a sweet, balsamic sauce with cherry tomatoes, onions, and melty mozzarella cheese. Low carb, Keto-friendly, and amazing!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 276

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 (1 pound total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweetener (I use 1 Stevia packet)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • chopped fresh basil dried basil, or chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Arrange prepared tomatoes and red onions on the bottom of the baking dish; season with salt, pepper, and dried basil. Stir and set aside.
  • Drizzle olive oil over chicken breasts.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, basil, and oregano.
  • Take the minced garlic with your fingers and rub it all over each chicken breast, rubbing in the seasonings at the same time.
  • Arrange the chicken breasts over the tomatoes; set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine balsamic vinegar and sweetener; whisk until well incorporated.
  • Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the chicken and tomatoes; flip chicken over to coat all around.
  • Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Depending on the thickness of your chicken, it may need less or more time to cook through.
  • Remove from oven and add shredded cheese over each chicken breast.
  • Continue to bake for 3 to 4 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle sauce over chicken.
  • Garnish with basil or parsley, and serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 4 
  • Use Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella and reduce your points down to 1.
 
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS
Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3 days. 
 
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Balsamic Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 292mg12%
Potassium 529mg15%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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