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30 Minute Skillet Chicken Caprese
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Skillet Chicken Caprese Recipe

This 30 minute meal only requires a few simple ingredients and is bursting with bright, fresh flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 chicken breasts
Calories: 367kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp herbs de provence
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 thick slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves chiffonade
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar quality!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small prep bowl, combine herbes de provence, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Season the chicken breasts on both sides.
  • Set a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and sear on both sides until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Place skillet into preheated oven and bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, about 20-22 minutes. Remove from the oven and top the chicken breasts with cheese, return to oven and broil 2-3 minutes or until melty. Remove and top with tomatoes and basil, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.

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Notes

*I use Fattoria Estense [i]Aceto Balsamico de Moderno[/i] (aged 8 years).
-You can also use any other kind of tomato, just slice it thinly and place it over the cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 665mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg