Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Reduction

Kid Friendly30 Minute MealsGluten Free

Caprese Chicken #caprese #chickenrecipes #maindish

A fresh Caprese Chicken with a Balsamic Reduction is a good way to spice up your chicken dishes during the week. Plus it’s super easy to make!

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!

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}

Caprese Chicken 1

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

Caprese Chicken 2

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

Caprese Chicken 3

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

Caprese Chicken 4

Next, add 1 large slice of fresh mozzarella.

Caprese Chicken 5

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

Caprese Chicken 6

Serve with a side of fresh veggies. YUMMO!

Caprese Chicken #caprese #maindish #chickenrecipes


Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Reduction

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Poultry, Gluten Free



  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 beef steak tomato, sliced into 1/4” slices
  • 4 oz. of fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1/4” slices
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic Reduction


  1. Heat one large skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Season both sides of boneless chicken breasts with salt & pepper.
  3. Place chicken breasts in skillet and cook each side for 6-7 minutes. {14 minutes total}
  4. Slice Beef Steak Tomato into thick 1/4″ slices.
  5. Slice fresh mozzarella ball into thick 1/4″ slices and set aside large fresh basil leaves.
  6. To assemble place chicken breast on bottom, then 1 large slice of tomato, two leaves of basil, 1 large slice of fresh mozzarella.
  7. Lastly, drizzle a Balsamic Reduction over top the entire dish.
  8. Serve with a side of fresh veggies. YUMMO!

 More Joyful Healthy Eats recipes you might enjoy:

Roasted Tomato Caprese Pasta


Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Flatbread 8

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38 Responses
    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.

  1. 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!

    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! 🙂

  2. 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

    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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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}

  5. 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!

  6. 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…

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