Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe

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Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe – This quick and easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining!

Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe - This quick and easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining! // addapinch.com

One of my family’s favorite dishes is my Grilled Caprese Chicken. We’ve been making it for years and years and it is definitely one my go-to recipes throughout the warmer months. But, I have to tell you, I love this easy skillet version just as much!

It comes together in a snap and includes ingredients that I generally have on hand – the same that are used in my grilled version, just prepared in the skillet instead!

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Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe - This quick and easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining! // addapinch.com

To make it, I season my chicken on both sides with salt, garlic powder and a little black pepper. Then, I place them into a skillet set over medium heat and brown it on both sides. If you like, you can skip this browning step and simply prepare baked chicken. I just like the additional color on the chicken from browning in the skillet for this dish.

Once the chicken has browned, I place the skillet into a preheated oven and let it bake until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165º F when check with an internal temperature probe.

When the chicken has fully cooked, I place sliced mozzarella and halved cherry tomatoes on the baked chicken and return it to the oven for about 3 minutes for the cheese to melt. The, I remove it from the oven and top with balsamic glaze and fresh basil. For the balsamic glaze, I use my homemade version. You can also use store-bought if you prefer.

Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe - This quick and easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining! // addapinch.com

Then, once I remove the caprese chicken from the oven, I sprinkle again with a bit of salt and freshly ground black pepper. You an of course just let everyone salt and pepper to taste, if you prefer.

Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe - This quick and easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining! // addapinch.com

I love that this dish is ready and on the table in 30 minutes for supper and that it uses ingredients that are commonly in my refrigerator or pantry! And, I love that we can enjoy one of our summertime staples anytime of the year!

Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe - This quick and easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe. I hope your family loves it as much as we do!

Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe

Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe - This quick and easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 8-ounce package mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 thick slices
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • balsamic glaze
  • basil leaves torn or chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º F.
  • Season chicken breasts on both sides with the salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil into a medium skillet set over medium heat. Arrange chicken breasts in the skillet. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Place the skillet into the preheated oven and bake until juices run clear when pricked with a knife and the internal temperature registers 165º F when checked with an internal thermometer, about 20 minutes.
  • Arrange the cheese on top of the chicken breasts and top with the cherry tomato halves and return to the oven until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with basil glaze and basil leaves for serving. Salt and pepper to taste.
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe - This quick and easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining! // addapinch.com

 

7 comments on “Skillet Caprese Chicken Recipe”

  1. does this recipe use balsamic vinegar for the glaze?

  2. Do I cover the pan when chicken goes into the oven? Making for dinner tonight!

  3. I love caprese salad and I love chicken, but I’ve never thought about combining the two! Thanks for sharing!
    -Gabby

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