Caprese Chicken – Mediterranean Recipes

March 30, 2022

Patty James

Serve this fast and simple chicken on pasta and dinner is done! For more delicious Mediterranean recipes, download the Foogal app on Google Play and the App Store.

Mealtime: Dinner
Cuisine type: Mediterranean, Italian
Cooking time: 14 minutes
Active preparation time: 10 minutes
Number of servings: 4
Dish type: Main
Level: Easy



  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 evenly thin pieces. Use a kitchen mallet to flatten chicken)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • basil pesto
  • 4 slices low sodium fresh mozzarella cheese (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in thickness each)
  • 4 thick slices of ripe tomatoes
  • balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction (I used this one, about 2 to 3 tablespoons)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves (leave 4 whole and slice the rest into ribbons)




Step 1:

Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Step 2:

Heat an indoor griddle or pan over high heat. Drizzle about 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to coat bottom of pan.


Step 3:

Add chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or till done (chicken’s internal temperature should register 165 degrees F.)


Step 4:

At the last couple minutes or so of cooking, top each piece of chicken with a bit of the basil pesto, then add a mozzarella slice on top.


Step 5:

Remove from heat. Add fresh basil leaves and tomato slices on top, spoon a little balsamic glaze on top. Finally, sprinkle fresh basil ribbons.


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Tips and Notes:

  • To make your own balsamic glaze, pour 2 cups of balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vinegar thickens and is reduced to about 1/2 cup (20 to 25 minutes.) Set aside to cool for 10 minutes; it will continue to thicken.
  • Try over a bed of zucchini noodles for a gluten-free option.


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