This savory stove-top Caprese Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Glaze recipe features the delicious flavors of a traditional Caprese salad. Sweet grape tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella, basil, and a rich balsamic glaze elevate otherwise basic chicken breasts to a whole new level.
Now, as you may know from hanging out around here, I have an allergy to fresh tomatoes. So, I didn’t personally test this recipe as is BUT my testers say that it was amazing! I did tweak it and try it with some sun-dried tomatoes in place of the fresh (for some reason my body can tolerate these) and they were right. It was divine.
You’ll want to work this one into your regular weeknight dinner rotation because you can get it from the refrigerator to the table in just twenty minutes! I know it will be making regular appearances on our weekly menu plans from now on!
Delicious Caprese Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Glaze Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Pro Tip: For easier clean up, place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap before pounding with a meat mallet or rolling pin.
Caprese Inspired Mozzarella Chicken Breasts
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded thin
1 t. Italian seasoning
½ t. garlic powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
½ c. balsamic vinegar
2 t. pure maple syrup
1 c. grape tomatoes, quartered
½ small red onion, finely diced
8 oz. fresh Mozzarella, quartered
¼ c. fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the prepared chicken breasts with the Italian seasoning and garlic powder on both sides and add to the hot skillet. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 3-4 minutes per side.
- While the chicken is cooking, combine the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Simmer until the mixture thickens and is reduced by half, stirring frequently, approximately 5-6 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, combine grape tomatoes, red onion, fresh Mozzarella, and basil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
- When chicken is done cooking, turn off heat and move skillet to a cool burner. While still in the skillet, top each chicken breast with the tomato and mozzarella mixture and cover for a couple minutes or just until the tomatoes are warmed through.
- To serve, transfer the chicken to a serving platter or individual plates. Top each breast with the tomato mixture and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Serving suggestions: Serve with rice, noodles, or on top of some creamy polenta.