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Caprese Chicken: 1 sheet pan, 35 minutes, 1 amazing dinner. This simple dinner is perfect for busy weeknights and the best part is clean up is a cinch.

caprese chicken


Cheesy chicken breast, fresh basil, roasted tomatoes drizzled with tart balsamic. So so yummy. I saw this recipe for sheet pan caprese chicken a few years ago on Food Network’s site and decided to make it for my family. Low and behold, this is now a popular dinner rotation in our house.

Super simple to make, minimal ingredients, and of course every working mom’s favorite: easy clean up. All you need is one sheet pan. No fussing with prep bowls, mixing bowls, a ton of utensils. If you are the dishwasher in your house, you can thank me later.

sheet pan caprese chicken

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What is caprese?

Caprese is a term used to describe salads that contain mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Pronounced kuh·prei·zei,

What do I need to make caprese chicken?

caprese chicken ingredients

5 ingredients, some spices, and oil. That’s it!

What goes well with caprese chicken?

  • Baby arugula salad
  • Spinach salad
  • Crusty bread

Is caprese chicken keto friendly?

You in luck my friend because for each serving of this recipe there are only 6 grams of carbs making it keto friendly.

How about gluten free?

Sure is.

How to store caprese chicken?

Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Here’s a nice chart with all the info on food storage times.

Can you freeze caprese chicken?

Yes. Place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2-3 months. I would not recommend freezing greens. You can add fresh greens when defrosting to eat again after freezing.

How make caprese chicken?

Preheat oven to 400F.

Pour avocado oil in to a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Add tomatoes and shake pan to coat tomatoes. Move tomatoes to the edges of the pan.

Place chicken on pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tomatoes start to burst.

While the chicken is baking start on the balsamic reduction. In a small sauce pan heat balsamic vinegar over medium high. Once boiling reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 5-7 minutes.

Once tomatoes have begun to burst, open oven and place one slice of mozzarella cheese on each chicken. Return to the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F.

Once cheese has melted, pour balsamic reduction over chicken.

Tear pieces of basil and sprinkle over chicken.

Cool slightly and enjoy!

caprese chicken

Caprese Chicken

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Caprese Chicken: 1 sheet pan, 35 minutes, 1 amazing dinner. This simple dinner is perfect for busy weeknights and the best part is clean up is a cinch.aprese chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Pour avocado oil in to a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add tomatoes and shake pan to coat tomatoes. Move tomatoes to the edges of the pan.
  4. Place chicken on pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tomatoes start to burst.
  5. While the chicken is baking start on the balsamic reduction. In a small sauce pan heat balsamic vinegar over medium high. Once boiling reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Once tomatoes have begun to burst, open oven and place one slice of mozzarella cheese on each chicken. Return to the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Once cheese has melted, pour balsamic reduction over chicken.
  8. Tear pieces of basil and sprinkle over chicken.
  9. Cool slightly and enjoy!

Notes

*You can use any oil of your choosing. I like to use avocado oil as it has a high smoke point and can cook at 400F safely.

*You can substitute chicken breast for thighs.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 774mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 49g

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By on November 21st, 2019

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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