Charred Chicken Caprese


Main Dish
Charred Chicken Caprese

Primary Media

User Rating

5 out of 5 stars
Rate it:
5 ratings

Recipe Data


Recipe Wellness Badges


    Save Options


    Pair charred chicken with balsamic vinegar, fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes to make a drool-worthy dinner for two.

    Recipe Tags

    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    1 pt. Hy-Vee sweet grape tomatoes
    4 tbsp. Gustare Vita basil-flavored olive oil, divided
    1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
    2 (6- to 8-oz.) Hy-Vee True boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    ¾ tsp. Hy-Vee freshly ground black pepper, divided
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee vegetable oil
    ½ (8-oz.) pkg. Soirée fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into pieces
    ¼ c. fresh basil, coarsely chopped, plus additional basil leaves for garnish
    Gustare Vita balsamic glaze, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Rimmed baking sheet
    • Aluminum foil
    • Medium bowl
    • Plastic wrap
    • Meat mallet
    • Large skillet
    • 2 serving plates


    1. Place oven rack 4-inches from heat. Preheat broiler to HIGH. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Toss tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl until coated. Spread tomatoes in prepared baking pan. Broil for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly charred. Return tomatoes to medium bowl.

    2. Place chicken on a cutting board; pat chicken dry with paper towels. Cover with plastic wrap. Lightly pound to 1/2-inch thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. Remove plastic wrap; sprinkle both sides of chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

    3. Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes until lightly browned and chicken reaches 165 degrees, turning once halfway through.

    4. Add mozzarella, 1/4 cup chopped basil, remaining 3 tablespoon olive oil, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper with tomatoes in bowl; toss to combine.

    5. Serve tomato mixture alongside chicken on serving plates. Drizzle chicken with balsamic glaze and garnish with additional basil leaves, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    740 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 58g
    • Cholesterol: 160mg
    • Sodium: 1220mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 8g
    • Protein: 49g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 20%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 20%