Caprese Stuffed Chicken: Tomato & Mozzarella

Picture this: tender chicken breasts oozing with the Italian flavors of a Caprese salad. Our Caprese Stuffed Chicken takes succulent chicken breasts and elevates them to a whole new level. The juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and aromatic basil are a match made in culinary heaven, and they meld together perfectly in this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket into each chicken breast.
  3. In a bowl, combine the halved cherry tomatoes, mozzarella slices, minced garlic, and torn basil leaves.
  4. Gently stuff the chicken breasts with the tomato and mozzarella mixture.
  5. Season the stuffed chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  6. In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  7. Sear the stuffed chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  10. Serve hot, garnished with additional fresh basil if desired.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Juicy chicken breasts are stuffed with a delightful mixture of cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil, creating a mouthwatering Caprese experience in every bite.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 34g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of our Caprese Stuffed Chicken. The tender chicken, gooey mozzarella, and vibrant burst of tomatoes create a harmony of flavors that transport you straight to the heart of Italy. As you cut into the chicken, the melted mozzarella oozes out, mingling with the sweet tomatoes and aromatic basil. Every forkful is an invitation to indulge in a culinary masterpiece. Whether you’re hosting an elegant dinner or simply treating yourself to a special meal, our Caprese Stuffed Chicken is a testament to the beauty of Italian cuisine. It’s a dish that turns an ordinary evening into an extraordinary one, leaving you craving more with each delectable bite.

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