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Baked Chicken Caprese

This fresh Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Reduction is a good way to spice up your chicken dishes during the week. This chicken recipe is so delicious and super easy to make!

Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Reduction

I know, I know.  I just posted a Caprese dish last week.  You’re probably thinking… “Change it up a bit Krista!” 🙂

But guess in my defense, I’m having surgery this morning to get my wisdom teeth removed {finally} and I needed a recipe to post for you in a snap. 🙂 This was a recipe I had been saving for a while now.  I was waiting for the right time to pop another Caprese dish on you.  Lucky you, you get it earlier than I had planned! 🙂

Just keep in mind, while you are making this dish.  I will be sitting at home with bags of frozen peas over my puffy cheeks, “eating” liquids and dreaming of solid foods. I hope I heal fast, I don’t know how long I will be able to stay on a liquid diet.

Anywho, this Caprese Chicken dish topped with a Homemade Balsamic Reduction will definitely be a crowd pleaser.  Not only for you, because it is super easy and fast to make. But because all of the flavors go so well together and compliment each other perfectly. I hope you enjoy it!

How to Make The Best Caprese Chicken

To get started, heat one large skillet to medium high heat. Season both sides of 4 boneless chicken breasts with salt & pepper. Place chicken breasts in skillet and cook each side for 6-7 minutes. {14 minutes total}

Chicken breast cooking in a skillet

Slice 1 Beef Steak Tomato into thick 1/4″ slices.

Sliced tomato on a cutting board

Next, slice one 4 oz. ball of fresh mozzarella into thick 1/4″ slices and set aside 8 large fresh basil leaves.

Sliced Tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella on a cutting board

To assemble place chicken breast on bottom, then 1 large slice of tomato and two leaves of basil.

Chicken breast with sliced tomato and fresh basil

Next, add 1 large slice of fresh mozzarella.

Chicken breast with sliced tomato, fresh basil, and a slice of fresh mozzarella

Lastly, drizzle a Balsamic Reduction over top the entire dish. {here is a link to my Homemade Balsamic Reduction}

Caprese chicken stack on a plate with balsamic drizzle

Serve with a side of fresh veggies. YUMMO!

Caprese Chicken on a plate with balsamic drizzle

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Chicken Caprese with Balsamic Reduction

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Stove & Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian


This chicken caprese recipe with basil, mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes is an easy dinner with Italian vibes and a balsamic reduction.



Caprese Chicken:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chiffoned
  • 4 oz. of fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1/4” slices

Balsamic Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper to season


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Make the Balsamic Sauce: to a small bowl add balsamic vinegar, mustard, honey, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk together until emulsified. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the mixture for later.
  3. Season both sides of boneless chicken breasts with salt & pepper.
  4. Heat one large skillet to medium-high heat.
  5. Add avocado oil to the pan along with chicken breast. Sear each side for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Next, add 1 cup whole cherry tomatoes to the skillet with chicken breast and pour the balsamic sauce over top. (leaving the reserved sauce for later)
  7. Place the skillet in the oven, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Top each chicken breast with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese.
  9. Put back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F.
  10. Cut remaining 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes in half.
  11. Remove chicken from the oven, top with halved cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and finish with remaining balsamic sauce.


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken + tomato & sauce
  • Calories: 411
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 259 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 44 g
  • Cholesterol: 144 mg

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37 comments on “Baked Chicken Caprese”

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    Karen Goodman

    I LOVE this recipe, and it would be perfect for my new link party. This link party is called ‘Required Ingredient Recipe Link Party’ and I’ll be holding it every Sunday, starting right now.

    The idea is to focus on a single ingredient each week and I’m starting off with cheese because everyone loves cheese!

    I’m planning to do a ton of promotion to get this link party off the ground, so any recipes you post should get lots of attention.

    Regardless of if you link up or not, I’m pinning this recipe! Yum!

    Hope to see you at the link party…

    1. Thanks so much for the invite karen, sounds like a great party and I will try to stop by if I can. 🙂 Thank you very much for the pin and for stopping by!

  2. I have been looking for a balsamic reduction recipe and here it is. i bought some wonderful fig balsamic last Christmas and I think it will be terrific! Your photography makes all the dishes look so delicious! I will be trying all your balsamic reduction recipes with the Baked chicken on veggies first!

    1. Yeah! So glad you found one, this one is definitely my favorite. In fact, haven’t had it in a while so I might whip up another one next weekend! 🙂 The fig balsamic sounds delicious, I haven’t had that yet. Will have to give it a try! YUM! I hope you enjoy all those balsamic recipes as much as we do! Have a great rest of the week Rae!

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    Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    I hope you feel better when they are taken out. I’ve never experienced it. And, I hope I never do! Get better soon!
    You always make such beautiful dishes! This one is very appetizing. Love how you used the balsamic reduction. My family would love this! Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday, pain free!

    1. Thanks so much Gloria, your so sweet! {you and your momma heart :)} Definitely starting to feel on the up and up. I hope you and the fam love this dish, the balsamic reduction is a killer! 🙂 {and sweet so you will love it… hehe}

  4. Yum! I think I’ll be making this for dinner this week! I’m a new follower on blog lovin and fb!

    Ashley @ casa-de-castel.blogspot.com

    1. Awesome! I hope you enjoy it Ashley, let me know how it goes. So glad to have you as a new follower! Welcome. 🙂

        1. Awesome! So glad you liked it Ashley! Yeah, my favorite part about this dish is how easy it is. 🙂

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    My mouth hurts just thinking about wisdom teeth removed. I had dry sockets, I sooooo hope you do not get them 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. This chicken looks wonderful, but everything you make looks wonderful!!! Hope to see you again next week!

    1. Yeah, me too! I had a friend who had them. I’m just following instructions to the tee. Thanks for stopping Lisa and for throwing your awesome par-tay!

    1. Thanks Trish! I seriously could just straight up lick this balsamic reduction off the plate… well actually I did. Shhh. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef

    This looks awesome, Krista! Pinned. I hope your surgery went smoothly and you recover super fast. I’ll be thinking about you!

    1. You’re so sweet! Thank you Andi. So far, recovering well. Just feel like my cheeks are twice the size they normally are! Thanks for the pin love!

  7. I can’t get enough Caprese recipes, and balsamic reduction is my favorite way to top it! Lovely dish. I hope your surgery went well! Sounds painful.

    1. I know right! The absolute best way to top it, I might be a little obsessed with it now! 😉 Surgery went well and so far recovering well, I just can’t wait to start eating food again. I definitely have to stay away from the Food Network otherwise I start drooling! 🙂 hehe

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    You don’t need to apologize for posting another great caprese recipe!! Hope the surgery went dear.

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    Cindy Eikenberg

    Krista, this looks absolutely delicious! Pinning! Good luck with your wisdom teeth – make sure to use the ice just like they say to prevent swelling. 🙂 Will be thinking of you!

    1. Thanks Cindy, i have been icing like a mad woman. Thanks for the encouragement and care concern.. you can definitely tell you are a mommy! 🙂

  10. I think your caprese recipes are just the thing, since my basil plant is going crazy right now 🙂

  11. Sounds good to me- I was just wondering what we should do with our chicken on the menu tonight. I think this ought to do it.

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

    Oh, yum, this looks so delicious and great for a weeknight meal for the family. Good luck with your surgery! Hope you have a smooth procedure and quick and easy recovery!

    1. Your so sweet, thank you Kristin! So far, I can’t feel anything but thats probably still the drugs. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it! 🙂

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    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I hope you heal quickly! I had my wisdom teeth taken out in ’06. Do everything they say to prevent getting dry sockets. Those are not fun!

    This chicken dish looks so good! Pinning and sharing on Facebook & Twitter!

    1. Thanks Julie! I will, I do NOt want to get dry sockets. A friend of mine had them and she said it was very painful. Thanks for the share love my friend! 🙂 I hope you and your man have a great weekend!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Good luck with your wisdom teeth and thanks for sharing this perfect summer recipe!

    1. Thanks! Basically freaking out right now.. but it will be over in a little bit. 🙂 Glad you liked the summer recipes and hope you get a chance to make a couple.