Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This easy Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken recipe is made in just one pan! It’s so flavorful and delicious, and it only takes about a half hour to make!

One-Pan Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken Recipe

Anybody else love watching The Voice? It just puts me in a happy place. The vocals are always incredible and I love listening to the banter between Blake and Adam. It seriously just cracks me up!

This season if I had to choose between coaches I would probably choose either Adam… of course… between well.. its Adam Levine! Or Alicia Keys because she reminds me of Pharrell and seems to really connect with her artists and knows exactly how to encourage them!

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So why am I talking about The Voice? Well, I watched this weeks performances and was blown away by Billy Gilman. Did you guys watch it?

Seriously, OMG. If you haven’t watched it. Here it is, it’s incredible!

Not only were his vocals spot on and pitch incredible but the lyrics to the song were so moving!

I use to listen to country growing up and remember when this song by Martina McBride came out, but forgot how powerful the words were!

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You can spend your whole life buildin’
Somethin’ from nothin’
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway

God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good
When I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway

God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good
When I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

This world’s gone crazy and it’s hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway
You can love someone with all your heart
For all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away
love ’em anyway

You can pour your soul out singing
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yeah, sing it anyway
I sing, I dream, I love

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This is definitely my favorite part of the song:

God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good
When I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

I guess it’s becasue thats where I feel like I’ve lived the past year. This song definitely brought tears to my eyes. God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good. That does not change the fact that He is still Good!

Ok, so if you haven’t seen him sing this song yet. Watch it. I guarantee it will bring a smile to your face and brighten your day!

On a food front, this Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken will definitely brighten your day too as well as your tastebuds. Cuz holy hannah is it good!

How to Make Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken

I’m a sucker for all things balsamic and caprese but I never dreams this recipe would turn out this incredible! The chicken is seared in the pan first. Then you start to form your simple sweet balsamic glaze in the pan, throw the chicken back in to soak up all that deliciousness and then top your chicken with fresh melted mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil!

You guys. TRY IT! I guarantee your family will love it and it will become your new addiction! We served it with pan seared asparagus but you could serve it on top of a bed of pasta, either way this Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken needs to go down at your casa! Like ASAP!!! Plus it’s looks festive. 🙂

Bon Appetit friends and Happy Friday!

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ITEMS I USED TO CREATE THIS RECIPE: (there may be some affiliate links)

  • Large Stainless Saute Pan – I’ve had my large saute pan since we’ve been married and it’s been a staple in my kitchen, especially as a one pot meal pan!
  • Balsamic Vinegar – I only buy my vinegar at the Oil & Vinegar store in our mall. I LOVE it!

Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


This easy Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken recipe is made in just one pan! It’s so flavorful and delicious, and it only takes about a half hour to make!



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon course mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, cut into 6 even slices
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh sliced basil


  1. Season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
  3. Add olive oil and chicken thighs to pan. Cook each side of the chicken thigh for 5-8 minutes, until there is no longer any pink.
  4. Remove chicken from the pan.
  5. Add in garlic and onions. Saute until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add in balsamic vinegar, mustard, and honey. Using a whisk, stir everything together, being sure to get the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat to medium low. Let balsamic simmer for another 3-4 minutes stirring the entire time.
  7. Add the chicken back to the pan, place one slice of mozzarella on each chicken. Cover and let cook on medium low to low for another 3-5 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the chicken with tomatoes and fresh basil.
  10. Serve!


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh + toppings
  • Calories: 418
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 880 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 45 g
  • Cholesterol: 177 mg

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42 Responses
  1. Jim

    Cooking chicken thighs in 12 minutes does not sound like it is enough. Pan frying is usually about 20 minutes or 30 minutes in the oven. The 8 minutes and 4 minutes will need to be changed in our house. Looks good and will give it a try with longer chicken cooking time.
    Thank you

    1. Krista

      I hope you enjoyed the recipe. Cook time definitely depends on the thickness of the protein you will want to adjust to make sure there is no pink left.

  2. Hungry Gal

    I have tried this recipe 3 times now and I am so grateful for it. I do not cook regularly but every time I follow the recipe, I end up with a delicious dinner. It is easy to follow, so thank you for posting!

  3. Becky Santibanez

    Excellent! I’ve made this six times now and it’s always good. Sometimes I omit the honey or reduce the basaltic vinegar, depending on my guests. NOTE: The chicken thighs take longer to cook than stated.

  4. Lissa

    Delicious. I found the mustard flavor juuuust a tad too strong and would cut down a smidge next time but the dish was easy and lovely, and definitely a hit. I served with a brown rice/quinoa mix and rosemary roasted red potatoes.

  5. Joan

    Super delicious! Everyone liked the balsamic glaze flavor and the bits of onion and garlic. I might pound my chicken pieces (used boneless, skinless breasts) to be thinner next time. Otherwise, DELICIOUS and EASY and I felt good about eating it! Thanks for sharing! Will definitely try more recipes from this site.

  6. Dino Zeljkovic

    This dish is an ABSOLUTE HIT! I’ve actually made it a bbunch of times already. I have made some alterations since cooking at a fire station requires an abundant amount of food. Last time I made it I went ahead and grilled the chicken thighs and made the sauce after. Only addition to the sauce I made was a 1/2 cup red wine (cooking or regular) once cooked off it gives it an amazing additional flavor. Good job on the initial recipe keep it up!

  7. Carrie

    Hi! This looks relish! I am hoping to try this recipe and was curious, are the chicken thighs boneless and skinless? Also, how do you keep from burning the outside if you are not finishing in the oven? Thanks!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Hey Carrie,
      I used boneless and skinless. I just kept flipping them so they didn’t burn and kept the temperature at medium. Low and slow. 🙂

  8. Joanie @ ZagLeft

    This is one seriously beautiful dish, Krista! It would be perfect to serve at a small dinner party because it not only looks nice and tastes delicious but it’s so easy too!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      You have the perfect idea going right there… just add in a salad and a bottle of wine and that’s one amazing dinner party! 🙂 Thanks Joanie!

  9. Laura | Petite Allergy Treats

    This looks so good! And totally festive. The best songs out there don’t only sound well but deliver great messages within the lyrics. 😀

  10. Cookin Canuck

    I’m a Voice watcher over here and I’ve been cheering on Billy Gillman since the beginning! As for this chicken, I have a feeling my family would be cheering me on if I made this for them.

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      I LOVE him. I can remember when he first came out with that first song he had at like 10.. it was soo good. But now he’s incredible!

      1. April

        I clicked on this delicious recipe that I plan to cook tonight for my daughters first bday dinner. While scrolling through the post the words from the song you love jumped off of the page at me. This has been a really hard year ( few years actually ) . Nothing has turned out like I’ve prayed , things have just gotten worse but I try to keep going anyways because as the song goes God is good anyways . Thank you for the recipe and somehow slipping in there exactly what I needed to hear right this very moment . God is good and He always finds a way to lift us up.

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