Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe – A favorite caprese salad takes center stage with this delicious grilled chicken!

Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe - A favorite caprese salad takes center stage with this delicious grilled chicken! // addapinch.com

This year is flying by like when I was a little girl and would push my bike to the top of the hill on the road from my house to my grandparents.

It was the summer after the county had just put in a new coating on the asphalt road – you know the kind that is black and hard, but still has bumpy gravel. It would take me a little while to get up my nerve to push my bike to the top of that hill, then I’d climb onto the white seat, grip my handlebars with the streamers tied to them, and push off.

There was no way of stopping once my tiny foot left the ground. I was off, flying and giggling and feeling like butterflies were flittering away in my tummy the entire time.

Well, this year has felt a lot like that, too. So full of excitement and…. well… fun!

Caprese Grilled Chicken Recipe

It just seems like yesterday we welcomed spring and wiped the sleepies from our eyes the morning after we reset our clocks ahead. Now, we’re thinking of meals to celebrate the special men in our lives and wracking our brains for something special to give them.

I thought it would be a great time to share a recipe with you that I think would make a wonderful addition any summer celebration or a quick and easy weeknight meal – Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction.

How to Make Caprese Grilled Chicken

Start by preparing chicken on the grill. As chicken is cooking, pour balsamic vinegar into sauce pan or skillet and cook until reduced by half. Add in butter and stir with a flat whisk until completely combined. Set aside.
Then top the grilled chicken with mozzarella cheese, basil leaf, and then a tomato slice.
Finally, drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve warm. Easy and delicious!

If you love caprese salad as much as I do, this chicken is going to become one of your favorite dishes, too. Think of it as a complete meal in one recipe, because really… it is. It is perfect for lunch or a light supper and makes a mighty impressive presentation, but you could add a side of asparagus or another vegetable to round out the meal.

Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe - A favorite caprese salad takes center stage with this delicious grilled chicken! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe - A favorite caprese salad takes center stage with this delicious grilled chicken! // addapinch.com

Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe

Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe - A favorite caprese salad takes center stage with this delicious grilled chicken!
5 from 10 votes

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6
Course Main Course
Calories: 245kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 6 grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 6 large basil leaves

Instructions

  • Prepare chicken on the grill. As chicken is cooking, pour balsamic vinegar into sauce pan or skillet and cook until reduced by half. Add in butter and stir with a flat whisk until completely combined. Set aside.
  • Top chicken with mozzarella cheese, basil leaf, and then tomato slice.
  • Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe - A favorite caprese salad takes center stage with this delicious grilled chicken! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2012.

Robyn Stone

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  1. I made this tonight and it was YUMMY! My boyfriend is a picky eater and he gave two thumbs up! It’s a perfect summer recipe. I wouldn’t change a thing. I will be making this again! Thank you for posting this great recipe 🙂

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    1. Love this recipe! We grill all year long, and this recipe looks so delicious. We’ll be trying this soon…thanks for sharing!

  3. MMM this looks delicious. I marinated the chicken in buttermilk overnight ( which makes chicken tender and juicy no matter what you do to it. ) then sprinkled with onion powder, garlic powder, marjoram, oregano and salt and pepper. It’s sitting on the plate waiting for my husband to get home so we can grill it. 🙂 I think fresh corn on the cob will go nicely with this.

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  5. I baked my chicken instead of grilling due to the weather, and added some garlic since it wouldn’t be picking up that lovely grilled flavor. This was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe 🙂

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