Baked Caprese Chicken Recipe

Last night I made this baked caprese chicken recipe and it was AMAZING. I can’t wait to give this one a go again. It was quick and easy, without a lot of cleanup. We made, ate, cleaned up and watched a movie after work–all before 9 p.m. rolled around.

I paired this recipe with a garlic and olive oil couscous. Perfect for a light and tasteful side. Image result for garlic couscous Baked Caprese Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:
-3-4 chicken breasts (or however many you wish to make)
-1/2 cup fresh basil (1/4 c will be chopped, other 1/4 will be laid on top in full leaves)
-2 roma tomatoes (you can also use chopped canned tomatoes)
-2 tsp fresh garlic (I used minced garlic from a jar)
-1/4 c balsamic glaze (1/8 c to brush on chicken before baking, 1/8 c to top off recipe at end)
-8 ounces fresh mozzarella (cut into slices)
-1 tsp dried oregano (I used an Italian seasoning with the basil and oregano in it)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line the bottom of a pan with aluminum foil. Then spray the foil with nonstick spray.
  3. In a small bowl, combine garlic, 1 chopped tomato, fresh chopped basil, oregano; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  4. Combine the garlic mixture on top the chicken and around the sides. Sprinkle any additional seasonings you wish.
  5. Place pan of chicken into the oven and cook until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes. Take the chicken out of the oven and top each piece with a slice of mozzarella, a basil leaf and a tomato slice.
  6. Return to the oven until cheese is melted (you may choose to broil until cheese is melted).
  7. Serve immediately, topped with tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic reduction and garnished with basil, if desired.

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    My finished product on a bed of garlic and olive oil couscous. 
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