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.

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Caprese Chicken


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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.

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