Chicken Caprese

Chicken Caprese Boneless chicken breast topped with spinach, tomato, and buffalo mozzarella with a touch of balsamic serves beautifully with a side pasta tossed with pesto.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 50 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir garlic into hot oil and cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes, stirring often. Add spinach and toss with hot oil and garlic; cover and remove from heat. Set spinach mixture aside to wilt spinach.

  • Heat 3 more tablespoons olive oil in an oven-safe skillet. Cook chicken breasts in hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Season with salt. Layer 1/4 of the wilted spinach, tomato slices, and mozzarella slices on top of each breast. Season with ground black pepper and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese has browned and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Per Serving: 496 calories; protein 36.4g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 35.3g; cholesterol 105.4mg; sodium 192.5mg. I have found that if you let it rest when taken out of oven, the cheese firms up a bit for a tastier, stringier treat.