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One Pan Caprese Chicken

Niky @ The House on Silverado
This easy One Pan Caprese Chicken is perfect when you need to get dinner on the table quickly, but also just "fancy" enough to impress company, too.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts skinless & boneless
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 6-oz jar pesto or use homemade if you have a lot of basil in your garden!
  • 6-8 slices fresh mozzerella or 6 ounces shredded mozzerella
  • 2 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • balsamic glaze
  • fresh basil thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Use a thin, sharp knife to slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to create chicken cutlets. You can also have the meat counter at your grocery store do this for you, for an easy shortcut!
  • Add olive oil to a large oven-proof skillet--a cast iron skillet works great for this, but any pan that can go from stove-top to oven will work. If you don't have an oven-proof pan, you can brown chicken in a skillet on the stove top and then transfer to a baking pan.
  • Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper and then add the chicken to the pan.
  • Cook chicken on each side for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of basil pesto over the top of each chicken piece. Top each piece with 2 slices of mozzerella and 2 or 3 slices of tomato.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F. 
  • Remove from oven. Sprinkle with thinnly sliced fresh basil, and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Notes

Portions of this recipe can easily be adjusted.  I was serving more people, so I used 3 chicken breasts and cut them into 6 portions, adjusting my mozzarella and tomato amounts accordingly.  
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be viewed as an estimate. Ingredients can vary and The House on Silverado makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information

Nutrition

Serving: 1pieceCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 18gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 262mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 170mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30-Minute Meal, chicken
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