Easy Grilled Balsamic Caprese Chicken Recipe

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Easy Grilled Balsamic Caprese Chicken – the ultimate summer grilling recipe! Juicy delicious balsamic marinated grilled chicken breast topped with vine ripe tomatoes, melting fresh mozzarella and basil! A perfect healthy dinner recipe everyone loves that comes together in minutes.

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Balsamic Grilled Caprese Chicken

I’ve been waiting a while to share this one with you. But alas, the day has finally come and you guys are in for one delicious treat!

Juicy balsamic marinated chicken seared on the grill until it gets all caramelized and delicious, then topped with gooey mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes and basil. Oh and a drizzle more of balsamic if you have some left. Because you can’t go wrong with more balsamic, am I right?

easy grilled balsamic caprese chicken on a plate with asparagus

What is Grilled Chicken Caprese?

Caprese is a simple Italian dish that usually consists of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil then seasoned with salt and olive oil. So, Grilled Chicken Caprese is grilled chicken that is topped with all the same ingredients in a caprese – fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. It’s delicious and light!

How to make Balsamic Marinade for Chicken?

In a small bowl, add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, garlic and salt to taste. Whisk ingredients together and pour half of the mixture over the chicken to marinade. Reserve the other half of the marinade for glazing the chicken while it is grilling. Marinade chicken for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.

pouring balsamic marinade over chicken breast

grilling caprese chicken on the grill and then the finished balsamic caprese chicken on a plate

How to Grill Caprese Chicken?

  1. Heat grill to medium high heat, about 375-400 degrees.
  2. Clean grill grates with grill brush and rub with oil.
  3. Place marinaded chicken on grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes on the first side. Flip and grill on the other side for 4 minutes.
  4. Then place a slice of fresh mozzarella and a tomato on top of the chicken. Close the grill and cook an additional 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with fresh chiffoned basil and any remaining balsamic marinade.
  7. Serve.

I think the element that sets this dish apart is the balsamic marinade. The sweet balsamic vinegar really compliments the caprese flavors and when the chicken sits in a balsamic marinade it really enhances the flavors to make this dish pop.

two grilled balsamic caprese chicken

If you’re looking for an easy flavorful and well balanced meal that everyone in your family is going to love this Balsamic Grilled Caprese Chicken is it. It takes 30 minutes to make, has a variety of flavors with minimal ingredients and is gluten free, low carb and keto! (if that’s your jam) Either way you need to make this recipe because it will blow your mind!

Bon Appetit friends!

And as always, if you make this dish be sure to snap a pic and share it on instagram. (tag #joyfulhealthyeats to get featured)

What goes well with Caprese Chicken?

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Easy Grilled Caprese Balsamic Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Chicken, Gluten Free, 30 Minute Meal, Grilling
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easy Grilled Balsamic Caprese Chicken – the ultimate summer grilling recipe! Juicy delicious balsamic marinated grilled chicken breast topped with vine ripe tomatoes, melting fresh mozzarella and basil! 


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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt to taste
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced into 4 slices
  • 1 vine ripe tomato, sliced into 4 slices
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chiffoned

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, garlic and salt to taste. Whisk ingredients together. Reserve half of the marinade and set aside for later.
  2. Add chicken breast to a large ziplock bag or medium bowl, pour remaining marinade in with chicken. Toss to make sure chicken is coated with marinade.
  3. Let chicken breast sit in marinade for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat grill to medium high heat.
  5. Clean grill grates with grill brush and rub with oil.
  6. Place marinaded chicken on grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes on the first side. Flip and grill on the other side for 4 minutes.
  7. Baste the chicken with remaining balsamic marinade. Then place a slice of mozzarella and tomato on top of the chicken. Close the grill and cook an additional 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with fresh chiffoned basil and any remaining marinade.
  10. Serve.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: 327
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 277 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 46 g
  • Cholesterol: 123 mg

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