Caprese Chicken

chicken caprese recipeThis dish is a summer staple. Grilled chicken and bruschetta. It is an easy and fresh summer dinner. I make this in the winter too, but I do a chicken cutlet instead. One of the things that I really love about this dish is that you keep the kitchen nice and cool. I like to make the caprese part a few hours before I want to serve this and then send the hubs out to grill the chicken later. I like the flavors in the bruschetta to get to know each other a bit before I put it on the chicken. The leftover caprese is great leftover on some toasted crusty bread.

caprese chicken recipeThis is more of a blueprint than an actual recipe. It depends on how many people you are cooking for. But here is a general idea.

1 package of chicken breast
1 cup of baby sweet tomatoes
1 medium red onion diced
1 ball of mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

caprese chickenCut everything into bite size pieces. Add to the bowl. Add a generous amount of salt and pepper.

caprese chicken recipeAdd the oil and vinegar.

caprese chickenGive everything a toss. Taste it to make sure that the seasoning is right. Set aside for an hour or two. Taste it again before you are going to serve it. Grill some chicken. I just brushed it with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Top the grilled chicken with the caprese and dinner is served.

caprese chickenA perfect summer dinner.

caprese chicken

Caprese Chicken

Yield: serves 4

Caprese Grilled Chicken - Grilled Chicken with a Caprese Topping. A perfect summer dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of chicken breast
  • 1 cup of baby sweet tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 ball of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut everything into bite size pieces. Add to the bowl. Add a generous amount of salt and pepper.
  2. Add the oil and vinegar.
  3. Give everything a toss. Taste it to make sure that the seasoning is right. Set aside for an hour or two. Taste it again before you are going to serve it. Grill some chicken. I just brushed it with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Top the grilled chicken with the caprese and dinner is served.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. jessica g

    oh, this makes me even more anxious for school to get out and summer to officially start!

  2. Sara Hart

    I make a version of this a lot during the summer, too. Where did you get these plates?!? I LOVE them!

    1. bakedbree

      I got the plates at anthro. I love them too. 🙂

  3. SugarCooking

    This looks perfect! I love light and fresh meals for warm weather. My hubby will adore this one because he LOVES tomato and mozzarella.

    P.S. Great blog and absolutely stunning photos!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you! this is a perfect summer dinner. thanks for reading.

  4. Diane

    This looks great! Will try it out tomorrow, thanks so much:)

    1. bakedbree

      you are welcome Diane!

  5. Megan

    This looks amazing! We’re definitely going to have to try this one!

    1. bakedbree

      this is good, and easy. My favorite combo.

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