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Easy Grilled Caprese Balsamic Chicken Recipe

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


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! 



  • 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


  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.


  • 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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